All-Time National Coaches of the Year

All-time National Coach of the Year honorees in boys basketball going back to 1969-1970 season as selected by the editors of GrassrootsHoops.net.

2017 — Freddy Johnson, Greensboro Day (Greensboro, N.C.) 34-4

2016 — Trey Mines, H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.) 32-0*

2015 — Melvin Randall, Ely (Pompano Beach, Fla.) 28-1

2014 — Eddie Martin, Greater Atlanta Christian (Norcross, Ga.) 32-0

2013 — Kurt Keener, Detroit Country Day (Birmingham, Mich.) 25-3

2012 — Vito Montelli, St. Joseph (Trumbell, Conn.) 25-1

2011 — Ken Novak, Jr., Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.) 31-1

2010 — Charles Smith, Peabody (Alexandria, La.) 41-0

2009 — Kevin Boyle, St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) 30-3

2008 — Fred Pickett, Chester (Chester, Pa.) 33-1

2007 — Phil McNeely, Duncanville (Duncanville, Texas) 39-0

2006 — Chuck White, West Anchorage (Anchorage, Alaska) 28-2

2005 — Doug Lipscomb, Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) 31-1

2004 — Joel Hawkins, Southern Lab (Baton Rouge, La.) 34-3

2003 — Robert Hughes, Dunbar (Ft. Worth, Texas) 37-1

2002 — Floyd Irons, Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.) 29-1

2001 — Russ Gilmore, Hobbs, (Hobbs, N.M.) 25-2

2000 — Frank Allocco, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 31-1

1999 — Gene Pingatore, St. Joseph (Westchester, Ill.) 32-1

1998 — Morgan Wootten, DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.) 34-1

1997 — Frank LaPorte, St. Joseph (Alameda, Calif.) 31-4

1996 — Wayne McClain, Manual (Peoria, Ill.) 31-2

1995 — Bernard Giffith, St. Augustine (New Orleans, La.) 37-1

1994 — George Pitts, Science Hill (Johnson City, Tenn.) 27-2

1993 — Steve Smith, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) 30-0

1992 — Bill Hitt, Proviso East (Maywood, Ill.) 33-0

1991 — Bill Ellerbee, Simon Gratz (Philadelphia, Pa.) 27-1

1990 — Landon Cox, King (Chicago, Ill.) 32-0

1989 — Bob Hurley, St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.) 32-0

1988 — Dave Lebo, Carlisle (Carlisle, Pa.) 33-0

1987 — Gary McKnight, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) 31-1

1986 — Stu Vetter, Flint Hill (Oakton, Va.) 22-1

1985 — Walter Van Huss, Dobyns-Bennett (Kingsport, Tenn.) N/A

1984 — Ron Palmer, Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) 31-2

1983 — Bob Wade, Dunbar (Baltimore, Md.) 31-0

1982 — Mark Amatucci, Calvert Hall (Baltimore, Md.) 34-0

1981 — Jennings Boyd, Northfork (Northfork, W.Va.) 23-3

1980 — Max Levin, Overbrook (Philadelphia, Pa.) 34-0

1979 — Don Richardson, Southwest (Macon, Ga.) 28-0

1978 — Bob Basarich, Central (Lockport, Ill.) 33-0

1977 — Ed McClusky, Farrell (Farrell, Pa.) N/A

1976 — Bill Green, Marion (Marion, Ind.) 23-5

1975 — Weldon Drew, Kashmere (Houston, Texas) 46-0

1974 — Robert Saulsbury, Wilbur Cross (New Haven, Conn.) 24-0

1973 — Jackie Carr, Wheatley (Houston, Texas) 43-1

1972 — Lofton Greene, River Rouge (River Rouge, Mich.) N/A

1971 — George McQuarn, Verbum Dei (Los Angeles, Calif.) 29-2

1970 — Ralph Tasker, Hobbs (Hobbs, N.M.) 26-1

Note: ESPN selections 2010-2012; EA SPORTS selections 2003-2009; Student Sports selections prior to 2003; Selections retroactive from 1996 back based on research by Doug Huff, a McDonald’s All-American selection committee member since the game’s inception; Our coaching honors often reflect achievement over more than one season and are meant to honor as many mentors from different parts of the country as possible.

Ronnie Flores is the Publisher and Editor of GrassrootsHoops.net. He can be reached at ronlocc1977@yahoo.com. Don’t forget to follow him on Twitter: @RonMFlores


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