Henry Iba Award
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Henry Iba Award
Henry Iba Award
Given forthe best men's college basketball head coach in NCAA Division I competition
CountryUnited States
Presented byUnited States Basketball Writers Association
First award1959
Most recentAnthony Grant, Dayton

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


John Wooden has the most awards (7).
Tony Bennett, the 2018 winner, has won the award three times (twice at Virginia and once at Washington State).
Bob Knight won twice while at Indiana.
Roy Williams also won the award at two different schools (Kansas and North Carolina).
Jim Boeheim was the 2010 Henry Iba Award winner.
Season Coach School Record Postseason result
1958-59 Eddie Hickey Marquette 23-6 NCAA Sweet 16
1959-60 Pete Newell California 28-2 NCAA Runners-Up
1960-61 Fred Taylor Ohio State 27-1 NCAA Runners-Up
1961-62 Fred Taylor (2) Ohio State (2) 26-2 NCAA Runners-Up
1962-63 Ed Jucker Cincinnati 26-2 NCAA Runners-Up
1963-64 John Wooden UCLA 30-0 NCAA Champions
1964-65 Butch van Breda Kolff Princeton 23-6 NCAA Final Four
1965-66 Adolph Rupp Kentucky 27-2 NCAA Runners-Up
1966-67 John Wooden (2) UCLA (2) 30-0 NCAA Champions
1967-68 Guy Lewis Houston 31-2 NCAA Final Four
1968-69 John Wooden (3) UCLA (3) 29-1 NCAA Champions
1969-70 John Wooden (4) UCLA (4) 28-2 NCAA Champions
1970-71 John Wooden (5) UCLA (5) 29-1 NCAA Champions
1971-72 John Wooden (6) UCLA (6) 30-0 NCAA Champions
1972-73 John Wooden (7) UCLA (7) 30-0 NCAA Champions
1973-74 Norm Sloan NC State 30-1 NCAA Champions
1974-75 Bob Knight Indiana 31-1 NCAA Elite Eight
1975-76 Johnny Orr Michigan 25-7 NCAA Runners-Up
1976-77 Eddie Sutton Arkansas 26-2 NCAA 1st Round
1977-78 Ray Meyer DePaul 27-3 NCAA Elite Eight
1978-79 Dean Smith North Carolina 23-9 NCAA 2nd Round
1979-80 Ray Meyer (2) DePaul (2) 26-2 NCAA 1st Round
1980-81 Ralph Miller Oregon State 26-2 NCAA 2nd Round
1981-82 John Thompson Georgetown 30-7 NCAA Runners-Up
1982-83 Lou Carnesecca St. John's 28-5 NCAA Sweet 16
1983-84 Gene Keady Purdue 22-7 NCAA 1st Round
1984-85 Lou Carnesecca (2) St. John's (2) 31-4 NCAA Final Four
1985-86 Dick Versace Bradley 32-3 NCAA 2nd Round
1986-87 John Chaney Temple 32-4 NCAA 2nd Round
1987-88 John Chaney (2) Temple (2) 32-2 NCAA Elite Eight
1988-89 Bob Knight (2) Indiana (2) 27-8 NCAA Sweet 16
1989-90 Roy Williams Kansas 30-5 NCAA 2nd Round
1990-91 Randy Ayers Ohio State (3) 27-4 NCAA Sweet 16
1991-92 Perry Clark Tulane 22-9 NCAA 2nd Round
1992-93 Eddie Fogler Vanderbilt 28-6 NCAA Sweet 16
1993-94 Charlie Spoonhour Saint Louis 23-6 NCAA 1st Round
1994-95 Kelvin Sampson Oklahoma 23-9 NCAA 1st Round
1995-96 Gene Keady (2)[1] Purdue (2) 26-6 NCAA 2nd Round
1996-97 Clem Haskins[a] Minnesota[a] 31-4[a] NCAA Final Four[a]
1997-98 Tom Izzo Michigan State 22-8 NCAA Sweet 16
1998-99 Cliff Ellis Auburn 29-4 NCAA Sweet 16
1999-00 Larry Eustachy Iowa State 32-5 NCAA Elite Eight
2000-01 Al Skinner Boston College 27-5 NCAA 2nd Round
2001-02 Ben Howland Pittsburgh 29-6 NCAA Sweet 16
2002-03 Tubby Smith Kentucky (2) 32-4 NCAA Elite Eight
2003-04 Phil Martelli Saint Joseph's 30-2 NCAA Elite Eight
2004-05 Bruce Weber Illinois 37-2 NCAA Runners-Up
2005-06 Roy Williams (2) North Carolina (2) 23-8 NCAA 2nd Round
2006-07 Tony Bennett Washington State 26-8 NCAA 2nd Round
2007-08 Keno Davis Drake 28-5 NCAA 1st Round
2008-09 Bill Self Kansas (2) 27-8 NCAA Sweet 16
2009-10 Jim Boeheim Syracuse 30-5 NCAA Sweet 16
2010-11 Mike Brey Notre Dame 27-7 NCAA 3rd Round
2011-12 Frank Haith Missouri 30-5 NCAA 1st Round
2012-13 Jim Larrañaga Miami (FL) 29-7 NCAA Sweet 16
2013-14 Gregg Marshall Wichita State 35-1 NCAA 3rd Round
2014-15 Tony Bennett (2) Virginia 30-4 NCAA 3rd Round
2015-16 Chris Mack Xavier 28-6 NCAA 2nd Round
2016-17 Mark Few Gonzaga 37-2 NCAA Runners-Up
2017-18 Tony Bennett (3) Virginia (2) 31-3 NCAA 1st Round
2018-19 Rick Barnes[2] Tennessee 31-5 NCAA Sweet 16
2019-20 Anthony Grant Dayton 29-2 No tournament


  • 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.[3][4]


  • "Henry Iba Award". USBWA Awards. United States Basketball Writers Association. Archived from the original on 23 November 2009. Retrieved 2010.
  1. ^ "Keady Wins UPI Award". Journal and Courier. Lafayette, Indiana. March 27, 1996. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Tennessee's Barnes Wins Henry Iba Award as National Coach of the Year" (Press release). United States Basketball Writers Association. March 25, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Cheating Scandal Timeline". Minnesota Public Radio. 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ "Report: Haskins lied" (Archived story). Men's College Basketball. Sports Illustrated. 19 November 1999. Retrieved 2010.

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