Clarence Gaines Award
|Clarence Gaines Award|
|Awarded for||the nation's top men's head coach in NCAA Division II basketball|
|Currently held by||Chad Walthall, Minnesota State–Moorhead|
The Clarence Gaines Award is an award given annually by Collegeinsider.com to the most outstanding men's college basketball head coach in NCAA Division II. The award was established in 2011 and is named for the late Clarence Gaines, who coached for 47 years at Winston-Salem State University.
- 2011 – Steve Kinder, Humboldt State University
- 2012 – Ben McCollum, Northwest Missouri
- 2013 – Tom Billeter, Augustana (SD)
- 2014 – Jeff Wilson, East Stroudsburg
- 2015 – Chad Walthall, Minnesota State–Moorhead
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