WEEK 12: HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions

Congratulations to the following coaches who have been selected as the Week 12 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 12 winners are:

NCAA D1: Dusty May – Florida Atlantic University

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (21-1)
Past week’s results: 85-67 W vs Middle Tennessee, 70-63 W vs Western Kentucky
Highlights: Two more wins last week for May’s #21 Owls have pushed their winning streak to 20 – the longest D1 MBB streak in the nation. FAU now stands at 21-1 on the season and are undefeated at 11-0 in Conference USA. The Owls also tied the FAU school record for wins in a season with 21, which was set in 2010-11.

NCAA D2: Bob Pietrack – Fort Lewis College

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (18-2)
Past week’s results: 93-87 W at #5 Colorado Mines, 77-76 W at MSU Denver
Highlights: Pietrack led his #17 Skyhawks to two big-time wins on the road last week. On Friday, they downed #5 Colorado Mines – their first road win over a top-ten opponent in program history. FLC turned around the next day and beat MSU Denver by one, as they knocked down 2 FT’s with 1.5 seconds left to secure the win.

NCAA D3: Pat Juckem – Washington University in St. Louis

Weekly record (overall): 2-0 (14-4)
Past week’s results: 63-47 W at #11 Rochester, 72-69 W at #16 Emory
Highlights: WashU defeated two nationally ranked opponents on the road this past weekend to move into a first-place tie in the UAA. Defensively, the Bears held their opponents to 13% (5-36) from three on the weekend, and held Rochester to their lowest point total since 2015.

NAIA: Kory Alford – Huntington University

Weekly record (overall): 2-0 (17-6)
Past week’s results: 60-59 W vs #7 Indiana Wesleyan, 88-74 W vs Bethel
Highlights: Huntington’s win vs #7 IWU was their second straight vs a top-ten opponent (they beat #6 Grace in their previous game last Saturday). In the IWU victory, Alford’s squad knocked down a 3 with 5 seconds left for the win. They have now won 4 in a row, and have pushed their home record to 11-2.

JUCO: Nick Wade – Lee College

Weekly record (overall): 2-0 (19-3)
Past week’s results: 82-77 W vs Blinn, 58-53 W at Angelina
Highlights: Wade has Lee rolling – they have now won 14 in a row, are 11-0 in Region 14, and 9-0 at home on the season. Wade is now 46-9 since taking over at Lee prior to last season.

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

Week 11

NCAA DI: Amir Abdur-Rahim – Kennesaw State
NCAA DII: Paul Corsaro – University of Indianapolis
NCAA DIII: Jason Zimmerman – Emory University
NAIA: Jordan Mast – University of Antelope Valley
JUCO: Rick Cabrera – Tallahassee 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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