Henry Iba Award
|Henry Iba Award|
|Given for||the best men's college basketball head coach in the NCAA Division I competition|
|Presented by||United States Basketball Writers Association|
|Most recent||Tony Bennett, Virginia|
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, only Virginia Cavaliers coach Tony Bennett has received it more than twice. 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|
- a Due to the massive numbers—and extreme severity of—NCAA violations that had surfaced, Clem Haskins and the Minnesota men's basketball season records and awards were nullified, giving them a 0–0 record and no official recognition for having gotten to the 1997 Final Four.
- "Henry Iba Award". USBWA Awards. United States Basketball Writers Association. Archived from the original on 23 November 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2010.