Week 10: HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions

By AJ Nelson, HoopDirt.com staff writer

Congratulations to the following coaches who have been selected as the Week 10 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 2021-22 college basketball season.

This is the seventh season that HoopDirt.com has run the Coach of the Week and Coach of the Year programs. The list 2021-22 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 10 winners are:

NCAA DI: Dana Altman – University of Oregon

Dana Altman mug shot Coach Altman’s Ducks made history this week, defeating Top 5 teams in consecutive games for the first time in program history. Oregon opened its week on Monday with a closely-contested 78-76 victory at Oregon State before heading to Los Angeles to face off against No. 3 UCLA on Thursday evening. The Ducks were able to come away with a huge 84-81 triumph in overtime, marking the 700th Division I victory of Coach Altman’s career. The schedule wouldn’t get any easier for Oregon, as they remained in Los Angeles to take on 5th-ranked USC on Saturday. The Ducks built a 16-point halftime lead en route to a 79-69 win, becoming the first team in Pac-12 history to beat Top 5 teams in back-to-back games on the road, and the first across all conferences to do so since the 1975-76 season. Now 11-6 (4-2 Pac-12) on the season, the Ducks will look to bring home the momentum gathered on the road trip when they host Washington State on Thursday.

NCAA DII: Craig Doty – Emporia State University

Portrait of 2019-20 Men's Basketball head coach, Craig Doty, on October 4, 2019. Coach Doty’s Hornets extended their winning streak to seven this week, as they defeated another pair of conference opponents on the road. Emporia State jumped out to a 13-point  lead at the half on the way to a 74-59 victory over Pittsburg State on Thursday, before facing off against Missouri Southern on Saturday afternoon. The Hornets trailed by one at halftime, but outscored the hosts by 14 in the second half to come away with an 85-72 triumph. Emporia State’s seven consecutive wins in MIAA play is their longest such streak since the 2006-07 season. Now with a record of 14-3 (9-2 MIAA) on the season, the Hornets will close out their three-game road trip with a matchup against Washburn on Saturday.

NCAA DIII: Pat Juckem – Washington University in St. Louis

Pat Juckem Coach Juckem’s WashU squad kicked off conference play with a pair of road victories this week, extending their winning streak to 11. The No. 4 Bears never trailed in their conference opener – a 72-61 triumph over previously-unbeaten, 25th-ranked Emory on Friday. Back in action at Rochester on Sunday, WashU led by as many as 18 en route to a 70-61 victory. The win marked the 250th of Coach Juckem’s head coaching career. The 12-1 (2-0 UAA) Bears now haven’t lost in over two months, with their only defeat coming on November 16th. Their next contest comes on Friday evening, when they host NYU in their first home conference matchup of the season.

NAIA: Preston Ingram – Missouri Baptist University

Preston Ingram With three more victories this week, Coach Ingram’s Spartans remained perfect in conference play. Missouri Baptist played its first home game since December 2nd on Tuesday, taking down Williams Baptist by a score of 80-65. Back on the road on Thursday, the Spartans were able to come away with a tightly-contested 74-70 triumph over the University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy. The Spartans closed out their week with a 71-63 victory over Central Baptist on Saturday, improving to 15-4 (7-0 AMC) on the season. Sitting atop the AMC standings, Missouri Baptist will look to continue its winning ways when it hosts William Woods on Saturday afternoon.

JUCO: Bill Morosco – Garden City Community College

Bill Morosco Coach Morosco’s high-powered offense led the Broncbusters to a pair of victories over ranked opponents this week. Garden City took down No. 18 Butler Community College by a score of 94-64 on Wednesday, before heading into a road matchup against No. 5 Hutchinson Community College on Saturday. The Broncbusters came away with a 132-127 win, setting a program record for points scored in a game. Garden City knocked down 33 free throws and had four players score 20 or more points in the record-setting victory. Now 12-5 on the season, Garden City faces off against Barton Community College later this evening.

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

Previous HoopDirt.com Coach of the Year Award Winners:

Division I

Division II

Division III



  • 2020-21: No winner named – COVID season
  • 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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