WEEK 11: HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions

Congratulations to the following coaches who have been selected as the Week 11 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 list of 2022-23 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 11 winners are:

NCAA D1: Amir Abdur-Rahim – Kennesaw State University

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (15-6)
Past week’s results: 82-81 (OT) W at Stetson, 65-63 W at FGCU
Highlights: Two one-possession wins on the road for KSU move the Owls to 7-1 in the ASUN, and gives them share of first-place in the league. KSU hit at shot with 7.2 left to secure a 1 point win at Stetson on Thursday. On Saturday, they knocked down two free throws with :31 seconds left to beat FGCU on the road. The 15 wins so far on the season are the most ever for Kennesaw State in their D1 history.

NCAA D2: Paul Corsaro – University of Indianapolis

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (16-2)
Past week’s results: 79-53 W vs Maryville, 75-50 W vs McKendree
Highlights: UIndy’s winning streak has now reached 10 games – their longest since the 2014-15 season. The #18 Hounds had monster second halves in both games they played, and are now in sole possession of first place in the GLVC.

NCAA D3: Jason Zimmerman – Emory University

Weekly record (overall): 2-0 (13-3)
Past week’s results: 95-91 W at NYU, 73-71 (OT) W at Brandeis
Highlights: Two UAA road wins last week propelled Emory to the top spot in the conference. The #18 Eagles have now won 3 in a row, and remain a perfect 6-0 on the road.

NAIA: Jordan Mast – University of Antelope Valley

Weekly record (overall): 3-0 (18-1)
Past week’s results: 96-74 W vs BenU Mesa, 79-60 W vs Park U – Gilbert, 96-83 W vs Embry-Riddle (AZ)
Highlights: With three more wins last week, Mast’s squad moves to 18-1 overall, and 12-1 in the Cal Pac. The Pioneers have now won 7 games in a row, and remain undefeated (8-0) on the road this season.

JUCO: Rick Cabrera – Tallahassee CC

Weekly record (overall): 2-0 (21-1)
Past week’s results: 93-82 W at Gulf Coast State, 62-54 W vs #1 Chipola
Highlights: Cabrera’s #5 Eagles knocked off #1 and previously undefeated Chipola on Saturday to run their winning streak to 20 games. This was the first win vs a #1 team for TCC since 2007, and their 4-0 record in the Panhandle conference puts them in first place.

2022-23 HoopDirt.com / Just Play Solutions Coach of the Week Winners

Week 1

NCAA DI: Pat Skerry – Towson University
NCAA DII: Matt Brock – University of Illinois Springfield
NCAA DIII: D.P. Harris – St. Vincent College
NAIA: Javier Heridia – Indiana University Northwest
JUCO: Kyle Fisher – Butler Community College

Week 2

NCAA DI: Frank Martin – UMass
NCAA DII: Eric Eaton – Saint Michael’s College
NCAA DIII: Glen Miller – University of Saint Joseph
NAIA: John Henry – William Penn University
JUCO: Hank Plona – Indian Hills College

Week 3

NCAA DI: Jerome Tang – Kansas State
NCAA DII: Brooks McKowen – Upper Iowa University
NCAA DIII: John Krikorian – Christopher Newport University
NAIA: Chase Teichmann – Florida College
JUCO: Brad Witherspoon – Dodge City Community College

Week 4

NCAA DI: Craig Smith – University of Utah
NCAA DII: Vinay Patel – Angelo State University
NCAA DIII: Matt McLaughlin – Bridgewater State University
NAIA: Chris Wright – Langston University
JUCO: Darren Stratton – Northern Essex Community College

Week 5

NCAA DI: Pat Duquette – UMass Lowell
NCAA DII: Brion Dunlap – Claflin University
NCAA DIII: Chris Bartley – WPI
NAIA: Jermael Bingham – Blue Mountain College
JUCO: Joey Cantens – Dayton State College

Week 6

NCAA DI: Richard Pitino – University of New Mexico
NCAA DII: Jeremy Currier – Young Harris College
NCAA DIII: Jason Harris – UMass Boston
NAIA: Robert Ford – St. Xavier University
JUCO: Bill Beilein – Niagara County CC

Week 7:

Christmas Holiday – no winners announced

Week 8:

New Year’s Holiday – no winners announced

Week 9

NCAA DI: Bart Lundy – Milwaukee
NCAA DII: Jeremiah Samarrippas – Lincoln Memorial University
NCAA DIII: Waleed Farid – Ithaca College
NAIA: Brandon McGruder – Mayville State
JUCO: Jeff Reinert – College of Southern Idaho

Week 10

NCAA DI: Chris Victor – Seattle University
NCAA DII: Johnny Estelle – Texas A&M-Kingsville
NCAA DIII: Sean Coffey – Utica College
NAIA: Donald Reyes – Loyola University of New Orleans
JUCO: Harley Fuller – Mohawk Valley CC

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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