Metropolitan Award - Presented by Nike

1941

Nat Holman, CCNY

1942

Ned Irish, Madison Square Garden

1943

George Keogan, Notre Dame

1944

Oswald Tower, Rules Editor

1945

Harold Olsen, Ohio State

1946

Ed Kelleher, Fordham

 

James St. Clair, Southern Methodist

1947

Hank Iba, Oklahoma A&M

1948

Doc Carlson, Pittsburg

1949

Ed Hickox, Springfield

1950

Forrest "Phog" Allen, Kansas

1951

Sam Berry, Southern California

1952

George Edwards, Missouri

1953

Doc Meanwell, Wisconsin

1954

Ward "Piggy" Lambert, Purdue

1955

A.A. Schabinger, Creighton

1956

Lou Andreas, Syracuse

1957

Frank Keaney, Rhode Island

1958

Everett Dean, Indiana/Stanford

1959

Clarence Edmondson, Washington

1960

Vadal Peterson, Utah

1961

John Bunn, Colorado State

1962

Tony Hinkle, Butler

1963

Cliff Wells, Tulane

1964

Bud Foster, Wisconsin

1965

Joe Lapchick, St. John's (N.Y.)

1966

Adolph Rupp, Kentucky

1967

Alvin "Doggie" Julian, Dartmouth

1968

Pete Newell, California

1969

Everett Shelton, Sacramento State

1970

Eddie Hickey, Marquette/St. Louis

1971

Stan Watts, Brigham Young

1972

Forrest Twogood, Southern California

1973

Howard Hobson, Oregon

1974

Ed Steitz, Springfield

1975

Clair Bee, Long Island

1976

John McLendon, Cleveland State

1977

Jack Friel, Washington State

1978

John Nucatola, National Basketball Association

1979

Clarence Gaines, Winston-Salem State

1980

John Wooden, UCLA

1981

Frank McGuire, North Carolina/South Carolina

1982

Bruce Drake, Oklahoma

1983

Harry Litwack, Temple

1984

Curt Gowdy, Broadcaster

1985

Joel Eaves, Auburn/ Georgia

1986

Ray Meyer, DePaul

1987

Marv Harshman, Washington

1988

Ben Carnevale, Navy

1989

Pete Carlesimo, National Invitational Tournament

1990

Jack Gardner, Utah

1991

Dave Gavitt, Big East Conference

1992

Vic Bubas, Duke/Sun Belt Conference

1993

Joe Vancisin, Yale/NABC

 

Ozzie Cowles, Michigan

1994

Lou Carnesecca, St. John's

1995

C.M. Newton, Kentucky

1996

Joe O'Brien, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

1997

Tom Jernstedt, NCAA

1998

Dean Smith, North Carolina

1999

Bill Wall, NABC/USA Basketball

2000

John Thompson, Georgetown

2001

Don Haskins, UTEP

2002

Mike Tranghese, Big East Conference

2003

Jim Calhoun, Connecticut

2004

Gerald Myers, Texas Tech

2005

Norm Stewart, Missouri

2006

John J. "Jack" Powers, National Invitation Tournament

2007

Jim O'Connell, Associated Press

2008

Bob Knight, Army/Indiana/Texas Tech

2009

Mike Krzyzewski, Duke

2010

Jim Boeheim, Syracuse

2011

Ed Bilik, NCAA Basketball Secretary-Rules Editor

2012

Jim Nantz, CBS Sports

2013

Bobby Cremins, Appalachian State/Georgia Tech/College of Charleston

2014

Roy Williams, North Carolina

2015

Rick Pitino, Louisville

2016

Reggie Minton, NABC

2017

Lon Kruger, Oklahoma