Henry Iba Award

Henry Iba Award
Awarded for the best men's college basketball head coach in the NCAA Division I competition
Country United States
Presented by United States Basketball Writers Association
First awarded 1959
Currently held by Chris Mack, Xavier
Official website sportswriters.net

The Henry Iba Award was established in 1959 to recognize the best college basketball coach of the year by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). Five nominees are presented and the individual with the most votes receives the award, which is presented in conjunction with the Final Four. The award is named for Henry Iba, who coached at Oklahoma State from 1934 to 1970. Iba won the NCAA College Championship in 1945 and 1946 and coached the U.S. Olympic Teams to two gold medals in 1964 and 1968. The award is presented at the Oscar Robertson Trophy Breakfast on the Friday before the Final Four.

Legendary UCLA Bruins coach John Wooden has the most all–time selections with seven. Of the seven other coaches with multiple Henry Iba Awards, none have received it more than twice. Not including Wooden's seven awards, the school with the second–most winners is Ohio State, which has had two coaches win a total of three awards (Fred Taylor, Randy Ayers).


Coach (X) Denotes the number of times the coach has been given the Henry Iba Award at that point
Team (X) Denotes the number of times the team has been represented for the Henry Iba Award at that point


John Wooden has the most awards (7).
Tony Bennett, the 2015 winner, has won the award at two different schools (Virginia and Washington State).
Bob Knight won twice while at Indiana.
Roy Williams also won the award at two different schools (Kansas and North Carolina).
Jim Boeheim was the 2010 Henry Iba Award winner.
Season Coach School Record Postseason result
1958–59 Hickey, EddieEddie Hickey Marquette 23–6 NCAA Sweet 16
1959–60 Newell, PetePete Newell California 28–2 NCAA Runners-Up
1960–61 Taylor, FredFred Taylor Ohio State 27–1 NCAA Runners-Up
1961–62 Taylor, FredFred Taylor (2) Ohio State (2) 26–2 NCAA Runners-Up
1962–63 Jucker, EdEd Jucker Cincinnati 26–2 NCAA Runners-Up
1963–64 Wooden, JohnJohn Wooden UCLA 30–0 NCAA Champions
1964–65 van Breda Kolff, ButchButch van Breda Kolff Princeton 23–6 NCAA Final Four
1965–66 Rupp, AdolphAdolph Rupp Kentucky 27–2 NCAA Runners-Up
1966–67 Wooden, JohnJohn Wooden (2) UCLA (2) 30–0 NCAA Champions
1967–68 Lewis, GuyGuy Lewis Houston 31–2 NCAA Final Four
1968–69 Wooden, JohnJohn Wooden (3) UCLA (3) 29–1 NCAA Champions
1969–70 Wooden, JohnJohn Wooden (4) UCLA (4) 28–2 NCAA Champions
1970–71 Wooden, JohnJohn Wooden (5) UCLA (5) 29–1 NCAA Champions
1971–72 Wooden, JohnJohn Wooden (6) UCLA (6) 30–0 NCAA Champions
1972–73 Wooden, JohnJohn Wooden (7) UCLA (7) 30–0 NCAA Champions
1973–74 Sloan, NormNorm Sloan NC State 30–1 NCAA Champions
1974–75 Knight, BobBob Knight Indiana 31–1 NCAA Elite Eight
1975–76 Orr, JohnnyJohnny Orr Michigan 25–7 NCAA Runners-Up
1976–77 Sutton, EddieEddie Sutton Arkansas 26–2 NCAA 1st Round
1977–78 Meyer, RayRay Meyer DePaul 27–3 NCAA Elite Eight
1978–79 Smith, DeanDean Smith North Carolina 23–9 NCAA 2nd Round
1979–80 Meyer, RayRay Meyer (2) DePaul (2) 26–2 NCAA 1st Round
1980–81 Miller, RalphRalph Miller Oregon State 26–2 NCAA 2nd Round
1981–82 Thompson, JohnJohn Thompson Georgetown 30–7 NCAA Runners-Up
1982–83 Carnesecca, LouLou Carnesecca St. John's 28–5 NCAA Sweet 16
1983–84 Keady, GeneGene Keady Purdue 22–7 NCAA 1st Round
1984–85 Carnesecca, LouLou Carnesecca (2) St. John's (2) 31–4 NCAA Final Four
1985–86 Versace, DickDick Versace Bradley 32–3 NCAA 2nd Round
1986–87 Chaney, JohnJohn Chaney Temple 32–4 NCAA 2nd Round
1987–88 Chaney, JohnJohn Chaney (2) Temple (2) 32–2 NCAA Elite Eight
1988–89 Knight, BobBob Knight (2) Indiana (2) 27–8 NCAA Sweet 16
1989–90 Williams, RoyRoy Williams Kansas 30–5 NCAA 2nd Round
1990–91 Ayers, RandyRandy Ayers Ohio State (3) 27–4 NCAA Sweet 16
1991–92 Clark, PerryPerry Clark Tulane 22–9 NCAA 2nd Round
1992–93 Fogler, EddieEddie Fogler Vanderbilt 28–6 NCAA Sweet 16
1993–94 Spoonhour, CharlieCharlie Spoonhour Saint Louis 23–6 NCAA 1st Round
1994–95 Sampson, KelvinKelvin Sampson Oklahoma 23–9 NCAA 1st Round
1995–96 Keady, GeneGene Keady (2) Purdue (2) 26–6 NCAA 2nd Round
1996–97 Haskins, ClemClem Haskins[a] Minnesota[a] 31–4[a] NCAA Final Four[a]
1997–98 Izzo, TomTom Izzo Michigan State 22–8 NCAA Sweet 16
1998–99 Ellis, CliffCliff Ellis Auburn 29–4 NCAA Sweet 16
1999–00 Eustachy, LarryLarry Eustachy Iowa State 32–5 NCAA Elite Eight
2000–01 Skinner, AlAl Skinner Boston College 27–5 NCAA 2nd Round
2001–02 Howland, BenBen Howland Pittsburgh 29–6 NCAA Sweet 16
2002–03 Smith, TubbyTubby Smith Kentucky (2) 32–4 NCAA Elite Eight
2003–04 Martelli, PhilPhil Martelli Saint Joseph's 30–2 NCAA Elite Eight
2004–05 Weber, BruceBruce Weber Illinois 37–2 NCAA Runners-Up
2005–06 Williams, RoyRoy Williams (2) North Carolina (2) 23–8 NCAA 2nd Round
2006–07 Bennett, TonyTony Bennett Washington State 26–8 NCAA 2nd Round
2007–08 Davis, KenoKeno Davis Drake 28–5 NCAA 1st Round
2008–09 Self, BillBill Self Kansas (2) 27–8 NCAA Sweet 16
2009–10 Boeheim, JimJim Boeheim Syracuse 30–5 NCAA Sweet 16
2010–11 Brey, MikeMike Brey Notre Dame 27–7 NCAA 3rd Round
2011–12 Haith, FrankFrank Haith Missouri 30–5 NCAA 2nd Round
2012–13 Larrañaga, JimJim Larrañaga Miami (FL) 29–7 NCAA Sweet 16
2013–14 Marshall, GreggGregg Marshall Wichita State 35–1 NCAA 3rd Round
2014–15 Bennett, TonyTony Bennett (2) Virginia 30–4 NCAA 3rd Round
2015–16 Mack, ChrisChris Mack Xavier 28–6



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