Hugh Durham Award
|Hugh Durham Award|
|Awarded for||the nation's top mid-major men's head coach in NCAA Division I basketball|
|Currently held by||James Jones, Yale|
The Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year Award (formerly called the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Coach of the Year Award from 2005 to 2009) is an award given annually to the most outstanding mid-major men's college basketball head coach in NCAA Division I competition. The award was established in 2005 and was renamed for legendary head coach Hugh Durham, who coached at Florida State, Georgia and Jacksonville. Among his many accomplishments, Durham is the only person to be the all-time winningest coach for three separate NCAA basketball programs.
The Hugh Durham Award is voted on by 20 members who are on a panel consisting of former and current head coaches. Durham himself is the chairman, and the award is presented at the Final Four to the top mid-major men's basketball coach.
Definitions of the term "mid-major" in the context of college basketball vary widely. For purposes of its "mid-major" awards and honors—the Durham Award for coaches and the Lou Henson Award and Lou Henson All-America Team for players—CollegeInsider.com has established its own definition of the term, which includes the following conferences, as well as any basketball independents.
- America East Conference
- Atlantic Sun Conference
- Big Sky Conference
- Big South Conference
- Big West Conference
- Colonial Athletic Association
- Horizon League
- Ivy League
- Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
- Mid-American Conference
- Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
- Missouri Valley Conference
- Northeast Conference
- Ohio Valley Conference
- Patriot League
- Southern Conference
- Southland Conference
- Southwestern Athletic Conference
- The Summit League
- Sun Belt Conference
- West Coast Conference
- Western Athletic Conference
Of these conferences, the only ones that sponsor FBS football are the MAC and the Sun Belt. All other FBS conferences, as well as the Atlantic 10 Conference (which has not sponsored football at all since 2006), have been excluded from the Collegeinsider.com list of "mid-majors" throughout the award's history. Following major conference realignment that peaked in 2013, the WAC, which dropped football after the 2012 season, was added to the eligible list, while both offshoots of the original Big East Conference—the FBS American Athletic Conference and the new non-football Big East—were excluded from eligibility
|*||Awarded the Naismith College Coach of the Year the same season|
|Coach (X)||Denotes the number of times the coach has been awarded the Hugh Durham Award|
|2004–05||Thomason, BobBob Thomason||Pacific||27–4|||
|2005–06||Flannery, PatPat Flannery||Bucknell||27–5|||
|2006–07||Marshall, GreggGregg Marshall||Winthrop||29–5|||
|2007–08||Davis, KenoKeno Davis||Drake||28–5|||
|2008–09||Bozeman, ToddTodd Bozeman||Morgan State||23–12|||
|2009–10||Young, MikeMike Young||Wofford||26–9|||
|2010–11||Byrd, RickRick Byrd||Belmont||30–5|||
|2011–12||Payne, EddieEddie Payne||South Carolina Upstate||21–13|||
|2012–13||Kaspar, DannyDanny Kaspar||Stephen F. Austin||27–5|||
|2013–14||Jasick, TonyTony Jasick||IPFW||25–11|||
|2014–15||Katz, BrianBrian Katz||Sacramento State||21–12|||
Winners by school
|Stephen F. Austin||1||2013|
- "Hugh Durham Award". CollegeInsider.com. 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
- "CollegeInsider.com Announces Creation of the Hugh Durham Award". CollegeInsider.com. 5 April 2005.
- "CollegeInsider.com establishes the Lou Henson National Player of the Year Award" (Press release). CollegeInsider.com. January 27, 2010. Retrieved February 2, 2011. Note that this source lists the conferences whose players are eligible for the award.
- "Winthrop Coach Receives Top Mid-Major Coaching Award From CollegeInsider.com". Press release. Winthrop University. 2007. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
- "Flannery Receives 2006 Hugh Durham Award". CollegeInsider.com. 5 April 2006. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
- "Winthrop's Gregg Marshall Receives 2007 Durham Award". CollegeInsider.com. 30 March 2007. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
- "Drake's Keno Davis Receives 2008 Durham Award". CollegeInsider.com. 4 April 2008. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
- "Morgan State's Todd Bozeman Receives 2009 Durham Award". CollegeInsider.com. 3 April 2009. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
- Staff (2 April 2010). "Wofford's Young named Mid-Major Coach of the Year". Spartanburg Herald Journal. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
- Staff (1 April 2011). "Rick Byrd Named 2011 Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year". Belmont University. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
- "USC Upstate's Payne Claims 2012 Hugh Durham Award" (Press release). Atlantic Sun Conference. March 30, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
- "Danny Kaspar Wins 2013 Hugh Durham Award" (Press release). Texas State University. April 5, 2013. Retrieved April 12, 2013.
- Pantazi, Dean (April 6, 2014). "IPFW's Jasick Honored As Mid Major Coach Of The Year" (Press release). IndianaNewscenter.com. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
- "BRIAN KATZ NAMED THE NATIONAL MID-MAJOR COACH OF THE YEAR" (Press release). hornetsports.com. April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
- "Jones Wins Hugh Durham Award" (Press release). yalebulldogs.com. April 4, 2016. Retrieved April 15, 2016.