WEEK 13: HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions

Congratulations to the following coaches who have been selected as the Week 13 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 13 winners are:

NCAA D1: David Riley – Eastern Washington University

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (18-7)
Past week’s results: 82-63 W at Sacramento State, 98-88 W at Portland State
Highlights: Two wins on the road last week for Riley’s squad upped their nations-best win streak to 14-games. The Eagles are now 12-0 in the Big Sky, and have a two-game lead on 2nd place Montana State.

NCAA D2: John Ellenwood – Ashland University

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (15-7)
Past week’s results: 82-73 W at #9 Hillsdale, 79-74 W vs Lake Erie
Highlights: Ashland went on the road last Thursday and upset Hillsdale, the #9 team in the nation – this was their first win vs a ranked opponent since 2020. The Eagles then beat Lake Erie on Saturday to run their record to 10-0 at home.

NCAA D3: Anthony Medina – University of St. Thomas (TX)

Weekly record (overall): 2-0 (21-2)
Past week’s results: 70-61 W at Austin, 65-62 W at Dallas
Highlights: Medina’s #11 St. Thomas squad went 2-0 on the road last week to remain unbeaten in SCAC play (14-0). UST is has now won 8 games in a row, and has already claimed the SCAC regular season championship with two games still to play.

NAIA: Clint Galyean – Wayland Baptist University

Weekly record (overall): 3-0 (19-6)
Past week’s results: 103-67 W vs Oklahoma Panhandle, 82-52 W vs Central Christian, 90-80 vs #3 Langston.
Highlights: A big-time week for Galyean, as his team went 3-0, including knocking off the #3 team in the nation. The win vs Langston was also the 100th of Galyean’s career. His team has now won 8 in a row, and have pushed their home record to 12-1.

JUCO: Brandon Burgette – Kansas City Kansas CC

Weekly record (overall): 2-0 (15-8)
Past week’s results: 66-63 W at #19 Allen County, 91-76 W vs Fort Scott
Highlights: Burgett’s Blue Devils opened the week with a 66-63 win at #19 Allen, who had been undefeated in the conference. With that win, KCK and Allen are now tied for the top spot in the league. The Blue Devils are also on a 5 game winning streak.

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

Week 12

NCAA DI: Dusty May – Florida Atlantic University
NCAA DII: Bob Pietrack – Fort Lewis College
NCAA DIII: Pat Juckem – Washington University in Saint Louis
NAIA: Kory Alford – Huntington University
JUCO: Nick Wade – Lee College

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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