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 NCAADivision 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 (the only such school is currently NJIT):