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

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing)

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 2023-24 college basketball season.

This is the ninth season that HoopDirt.com has run the Coach of the Week and Coach of the Year programs. The list of 2023-24 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:

D1: Darian DeVries – Drake University

Weekly record (overall): 2-0 (14-3)

Past week’s results: 89-78 W vs Indiana State, 76-58 W at Illinois State

Highlights: Two huge Missouri Valley Conference wins last week for DeVries and his Bulldogs have now moved Drake into a share of the lead in the MVC. On Wednesday, in front of their largest home crowd of the season, the Bulldogs knocked off Indiana State 89-78, handing the visitors their first MVC loss of the season. On Saturday, Drake went on the road and snapped Illinois State’s six game winning streak with a commanding 76-58 victory. DeVries squad is now 9-0 at home on the season, and 5-1 in the MVC.

NCAA D2: Dave Moore – University of West Georgia

Weekly record (overall): 3-0 (14-2)

Past week’s results: 80-66 W vs Lee, 86-65 W vs Delta State, 77-71 W at Mississippi College

Highlights: Three conference wins last week for UWG has improved their record to 14-2 on the season, and 10-2 in the Gulf South Conference. All three wins last week were against teams that were over .500 in GSC play, and now give West Georgia a one game lead in the conference standings. The Wolves are now 8-0 at home on the year, and riding a five-game winning streak.

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

Weekly record (overall): 2-0 (16-0)

Past week’s results: 83-66 W at Chatham, 84-74 W vs Franciscan

Highlights: St. Vincent is off to an historic start to their season, as their 16-0 record is their best-ever to start a campaign, and the 16-game winning streak ties the program record that was set back in 2004-05. Harris’ Bearcats are now one of just two undefeated NCAA Division III teams, and one of only five unbeaten squads from across all NCAA classifications. On the season, SVC is outscoring their opponents 84.6-72.0 per game, while turning them over an average of 17.4 times per contest.

NAIA: Dee Brown – Roosevelt University

Weekly record (overall): 2-0 (14-2)

Past week’s results: 84-71 W vs St. Ambrose, 62-55 W vs St. Francis

Highlights: With two more wins last week, Brown has the Lakers rolling in just his second season at the helm. Roosevelt’s 14-2 start, along with a perfect 8-0 record in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference play have both set program records. The Lakers are currently ranked #20 in the nation, which is the highest ranking in program history. They are also on a three-game winning streak, and 7-1 at home so far this season.

JUCO: Ryan Miley – Hocking College

Weekly record (overall): 3-0 (10-5)

Past week’s results: 95-90 W at Edison State, 86-63 W vs Bryant & Stratton (OH), 85-71 W vs Miami-Hamilton

Highlights: A three win week for Miley included a milestone victory. The Hawks 95-90 victory at Edison State on Wednesday was the 100th of Miley’s career at Hocking. Over the weekend, Miley’s rode big first halves in each game to earn two more wins, and push their winning streak to three. On the season, they are 3-1 in the OCCAC, and 4-1 at home.

2023-24 HoopDirt.com / Just Play Solutions Coach of the Week Winners

Week 1

NCAA DI: Mark Byington – James Madison University
NCAA DII: Alfred Jordan – Clark Atlanta University
NCAA DIII: Caleb Kimbrough – Hampden-Sydney College
NAIA: Darnell Archey – University of Mobile
JUCO: Kris Baumann – Odessa College

Week 2

NCAA DI: Ritchie McKay – Liberty University
NCAA DII: Mark Kuntz – Post University
NCAA DIII: Eric Bridgeland – University of Redlands
NAIA: Dannton Jackson – Talladega College
JUCO: Dillon Hargrove – National Park College

Week 3

NCAA DI: David Ragland – Evansville University
NCAA DII: Jordan Fee – Gannon University
NCAA DIII: Anthony Medina – University of St. Thomas (TX)
NAIA: Chase Teichmann – Florida College
JUCO: Hayden Sowers – South Plains College

Week 4

NCAA DI: Damon Stoudamire – Georgia Tech
NCAA DII: John Ellenwood – Ashland University
NCAA DIII: Brandon Linton – Tufts University
NAIA: Matt O’Brien – Southwestern College
JUCO: Darren Stratton – Northern Essex CC

Week 5

NCAA DI: Bryce Drew – Grand Canyon University
NCAA DII: Bob Pietrack – Fort Lewis College
NCAA DIII: Michael McSloy – Drew University
NAIA: Tigh Compton – University of Pikeville
JUCO: Terrell Harris – Prince George’s CC

Week 6

NCAA DI: Danny Sprinkle – Utah State University
NCAA DII: Artis Mattox – Benedict College
NCAA DIII: Dave Macedo – Virginia Wesleyan University
NAIA: Chris Wright – Langston University
JUCO: Joey Cantens – Daytona State College

Week 7

NCAA DI: Christmas Holiday – no winner selected
NCAA DII: Christmas Holiday – no winner selected
NCAA DIII: Christmas Holiday – no winner selected
NAIA: Christmas Holiday – no winner selected
JUCO: Christmas Holiday – no winner selected

Week 8

NCAA DI: Shaka Smart – Marquette University
NCAA DII: Bryan Rooney – Cal State East Bay
NCAA DIII: Todd McGuinness – Case Western Reserve University
NAIA: Scott Moore – Grace College
JUCO: Steve DeMeo – Northwest Florida State College

Week 9

NCAA DI: Shaheen Holloway – Seton Hall University
NCAA DII: Matt Majkrzak – Northern Michigan University
NCAA DIII: Jimmy Smith – Trinity College (TX)
NAIA: Josh Pickens – Lawrence Tech
JUCO: Matt Lee – Herkimer College

Previous HoopDirt.com Coach of the Year Award Winners:

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Division II

Division III



  • 2022-23Rick Cabrera – Tallahassee Community College
  • 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