WEEK 1: HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions

Congratulations to the following coaches who have been selected as the Week 1 HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions. These coaches are now eligible to receive the HoopDirt.com National Coach of the Year Award presented by Just Play Solutions which will be announced at the conclusion of the 2022-23 college basketball season.

This is the eighth season that HoopDirt.com has run the Coach of the Week and Coach of the Year programs. The 2021-22 list of Coach of the Week winners, as well as the list of all-time COY winners can be found following this week’s honorees.

To nominate coaches for future weeks, please email [email protected] with your selection(s).

The Week 1 winners are:

NCAA D1: Pat Skerry – Towson University

Weekly Record (Overall): 3-0 (3-0)
Past week’s results: 67-62 W vs Albany, 67-55 W at UMass, 80-74 W at Penn.
Highlights: CAA pre-season #1 is off to their first 3-0 start since 2013-14. Made a run in the last 3 minutes to beat Albany. Held off late charges by UMass and Penn.

NCAA D2: Matt Brock – University of Illinois Springfield

Weekly Record (Overall): 3-0 (2-0)
Past week’s results: 83-77 W at D1 Northern Illinois (Exh), 80-67 W vs Ashland, 70-58 W vs Kentucky Wesleyan.
Highlights: D1 win was a regular season game for NIU. Won both games at the Parkside Crossover Tournament in Kenosha, WI.

NCAA D3: D.P Harris – St. Vincent College

Weekly record (overall): 3-0 (3-0)
Past week’s results: 81-61 W vs PSU Shenango, 73-67 W vs Juniata, 69-56 W vs Carlow.
Highlights: Harris returned to SVC in March after three seasons away. 3 wins last week match win total from 2021-22.

NAIA: Javier Heridia – Indiana University Northwest

Weekly record (overall): 2-0 (2-3)
Past week’s results: 82-75 W at Roosevelt, 95-91 W vs Judson (3OT).
Highlights: Got off to a 2-0 start in the CACC. Buzzer beater at end of regulation vs Judson sent game to OT.

JUCO: Kyle Fisher – Butler Community College

Weekly record (overall): 3-0 (6-0)
Past week’s results: 80-73 W vs Kansas City Kansas, 84-77 W vs NOC-Enid, 77-76 W at NOC-Tonkawa.
Highlights: Made a FT with .7 remaining to beat Tonkawa and go 2-0 in their classic. 6-0 is best start since 2014-15.

2021-22 HoopDirt.com / Just Play Solutions Coach of the Week Winners

Week 1

NCAA DI: Gerald Gillion – Chicago State University
NCAA DII: Jeff Brookman – Anderson University
NCAA DIII: Rich Sutter – Westfield State University
NAIA: Kurt Paulson – Carroll College
JUCO: Jeremy Shulman – Eastern Florida State College

Week 2

NCAA DI: Lamont Paris – Chattanooga
NCAA DII: Bart Lundy – Queens University of Charlotte
NCAA DIII: Chris Carideo – Widener University
NAIA: Chris Wright – Talladega College
JUCO: Allen Sharpe – Wallace State Community College

Week 3

NCAA DI: T.J. Otzelberger – Iowa State
NCAA DII: Todd Duncan – Lubbock Christian University
NCAA DIII: Jeff Brown – Middlebury College
NAIA: Tigh Compton – University of Pikeville
JUCO: Hank Plona – Indian Hills Community College

Week 4

NCAA DI: Ed Cooley – Providence College
NCAA DII: Greg Clink – Cal State Chico
NCAA DIII: Tim Fusina – Waynesburg University
NAIA: Stacy Hollowell – Loyola University New Orleans
JUCO: Kyle Taylor – Salt Lake Community College

Week 5

NCAA DI: Kevin Willard – Seton Hall University
NCAA DII: Jason Taylor – Newberry College
NCAA DIII: Scott Coval – DeSales University
NAIA: Alfred Williams – Xavier University of Louisiana
JUCO: Jake Williams – Dodge City Community College

Week 6

NCAA DI: Speedy Claxton – Hofstra University
NCAA DII: Justin Weick – University of Minnesota Duluth
NCAA DIII: Raul Placeres – Maryville College
NAIA: Brandon Espinosa – Paul Quinn College
JUCO: Bill Beilein – Niagara County CC

Week 7

NCAA DI: Jerry Stackhouse – Vanderbilt University
NCAA DII: D2 winter break – no games played
NCAA DIII: Jimmy Smith – Trinity College (TX)
NAIA: Not enough games played (winter break + COVID cancellations)
JUCO: Not enough games played (winter break + COVID cancellations)

Week 8

NCAA DI: Scott Drew – Baylor University
NCAA DII: Shawn Walker – Elizabeth City State University
NCAA DIII: Ron Rose – Illinois Wesleyan University
NAIA: Colby Blaine – The College of Idaho
JUCO: Brandon Giles – Polk State College

Week 9

NCAA DI: Jim Larrañaga – University of Miami
NCAA DII: Vinay Patel – Northwestern Oklahoma State University
NCAA DIII: Todd McGuinness – Case Western Reserve University
NAIA: Lance Von Vogt – William Jessup University
JUCO: Greg Heiar – Northwest Florida State College

Week 10

NCAA DI: Dana Altman – University of Oregon
NCAA DII: Craig Doty – Emporia State University
NCAA DIII: Pat Juckem – Washington University in St. Louis
NAIA: Preston Ingram – Missouri Baptist University
JUCO: Bill Morosco – Garden City CC

Week 11

NCAA DI: Chris Victor – Seattle University
NCAA DII: George Suggs – McKendree University
NCAA DIII: Ryan Mee – Vassar College
NAIA: Matt O’Brien – Southwestern College
JUCO: Victor Correa – Suffolk County CC

Week 12

NCAA DI: Bruce Pearl – Auburn University
NCAA DII: Bob Pietrack – Fort Lewis College
NCAA DIII: Don Friday – Penn State Harrisburg
NAIA: Kyle Blankenship – LSU Shreveport
JUCO: Mike Hunter – Lakeland CC

Week 13

NCAA DI: LeVelle Moton – North Carolina Central University
NCAA DII: Matt Healing – Pace University
NCAA DIII: Brian Baptiste – UMass Dartmouth
NAIA: Stan Holt – Presentation College
JUCO: Brennan McCarthy – Northampton CC

Week 14

NCAA DI: Matt McMahon – Murray State
NCAA DII: Clark Sheehy – Southwest Baptist University
NCAA DIII: Brandon Linton – Tufts University
NAIA: Donnie Bostwick – Oklahoma Wesleyan University
JUCO: Brent Wilson – SUNY Sullivan

Week 15

NCAA DI: Mark Adams – Texas Tech
NCAA DII: Tobin Anderson – St. Thomas Aquinas
NCAA DIII: Abe Woldeslassie – Macalester College
NAIA: Javier Heridia – Indiana University Northwest
JUCO: Ryan Miley – Hocking College

Week 16

NCAA DI: Randy Bennett – Saint Mary’s College
NCAA DII: Jim Crutchfield – Nova Southeastern University
NCAA DIII: Brock Erickson – Nichols College
NAIA: Kevin Burton -Union College
JUCO: Chris Neely – Monroe College-Bronx

Previous HoopDirt.com Coach of the Year Award Winners:

Division I

Division II

Division III



  • 2021-22Greg Heiar – Northwest Florida State
  • 2020-21: COVID Season – No winner selected
  • 2019-20: Randy Casey – Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • 2018-19: Billy Gillispie – Ranger College
  • 2017-18: Paul Cisek – Brookdale Community College
  • 2016-17: Todd Lorensen – Southwestern Community College
  • 2015-16: Craig Doty – Rock Valley College


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