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. The 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 2018-19 college basketball season.

Nominations for next week’s award can be emailed to: [email protected].

The Week 13 winners are:

NCAA DI: James Jones – Yale University

James JonesTwo big wins this week propelled Coach Jones’ Bulldogs to the top of the Ivy League standings and remained undefeated at home on the season. Yale opened the weekend by handing Princeton their first Ivy League loss and moving into a three-way tie for first place. The Bulldogs then took over sole control of the Ivy League lead on Saturday thanks to a 78-65 victory over Penn and losses by Princeton and Harvard. They are now 15-4 on the season and have won 13 straight home games dating back to last season. Next up for the Bulldogs is a road match-up against Columbia.

NCAA DII: Mike McDonald – Daemen College (NY)

Coach MacDonald had a week to remember, as his team clinched a spot in the conference tournament and he picked up a milestone victory. Daemen defeated Molloy 89-75 on Friday and Queens 89-63 on Sunday. The victory over Queens clinched a postseason berth for the Wildcats, and was Coach MacDonald’s 100th win with Daemen. Coach MacDonald has now won 100 games as a head coach in all NCAA divisions (108 with DI Canisius and 148 with DIII Medaille). His #20 Wildcats (19-3) will look to pick up their ninth-straight win on Friday against LIU Post.

NCAA DIII: Matt Logie – Whitworth University (WA)

Matt LogieCoach Logie’s squad came away with two tightly contested victories this week, improving to 19-3 on the season. The 15th ranked Pirates led for a total of 23 seconds on Friday against Linfield but took a 74-73 win thanks to a go-ahead layup with 13 seconds left. They followed this up with another come from behind victory, this time a 107-98 overtime win against George Fox to clinch second place in the Northwest Conference. The Pirates improved to 11-3 in the conference with two regular season games remaining. Whitworth will attempt to win their 20th game on Friday at Pacific Lutheran.

NAIA: John Teasley – Stillman College (AL)

John Teasley ImageCoach Teasley picked up win #50 at the helm of Stillman College this week as his Tigers won two games and improved to 23-2 on the season. On Thursday, #9 Stillman took a 111-88 victory over Florida College to remain in a tie for first place in the SSAC. A 95-93 defeat of Brewton-Parker on Saturday moved the Tigers into sole possession of first place in the conference and marked Coach Teasley’s 50th win at Stillman in just his second season at the head of the program (50-7). The Tigers will look to stay hot as they travel to take on the University of Mobile on Monday.

JUCO: Steve DeMeo – Northwest Florida State College

Steve DeMeo#4 Northwest Florida State, led by Coach DeMeo, clinched another conference championship with two more victories this week. On Wednesday, the Raiders defeated #18 Tallahassee 94-69 – their 7th victory over a ranked opponent this season. They then knocked off visiting Pensacola State 103-84 on Saturday.  This win clinched the Panhandle Conference Championship for the fifth straight year, and improved their record to 23-2 on the season. DeMeo now holds a career tally of 165-24 at NWF, and his group has a chance to extend their winning streak to 10 in a match-up with Gulf Coast State on Wednesday.

USCAA: Paul Hogan – NHTI, Concord’s Community College (NH)

Paul Hogan, Head Coach Men's Basketball and Athletic DirectorCoach Hogan’s NHTI squad rode their high-powered offense to three more wins this week, finishing the regular season at 22-4. The Lynx, ranked 5th overall in USCAA DII, defeated Hampshire College on Tuesday 120-33. They followed this 87-point victory with a 127-113 win at Maine-Augusta and a 116-69 victory over the College of St. Joseph’s. The Lynx improved to 13-2 in the YSCC with these three victories. NHTI carries a four-game winning streak into their YSCC quarterfinal match-up on Saturday.

Coach of the Week written and compiled by HoopDirt.com contributor AJ Nelson

2018-19 HoopDirt.com / Just Play Solutions Coach of the Week Winners

Week 1

NCAA DI: Bob Richey – Furman University
NCAA DII: Ben McCollum – Northwest Missouri State University
NCAA DIII: Dale Wellman – Nebraska Wesleyan University
NAIA: Aaron Coombs – Oklahoma Pan Handle State University
JUCO: Anthony Figueroa – Parkland College (IL)

Week 2

NCAA DI: Greg McDermott – Creighton University
NCAA DII: Stan Gouard – University of Indianapolis
NCAA DIII: Quintin Grogan – Johnson & Wales University Denver
NAIA: Mike Newell – Dillard University (LA)
JUCO: Craig Fletchall – Barton Community (KS)

Week 3

NCAA DI: Eric Musselman – University of Nevada
NCAA DII: Jeff Price – Lynn University (FL)
NCAA DIII: Jimmy Smith – Millsaps College (MS)
NAIA: Rocky Lamar – MidAmerica Nazarene University (KS)
JUCO: Nkrumah Jones – Bunker Hill Community College (MA)

Week 4

NCAA DI: Frank Haith – University of Tulsa
NCAA DII: Billy Taylor – Belmont Abbey College (NC)
NCAA DIII: Andrew Weber – Rockford University (IL)
NAIA: Mike McBride – Holy Cross College (IN)
JUCO: Mark White – Tallahassee Community College (FL)

Week 5

NCAA DI: Rick Barnes – University of Tennessee
NCAA DII: Scott Burrell – Southern Connecticut State University
NCAA DIII: Larry Anderson – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NAIA: Stan Holt – Langston University (OK)
JUCO: Hank Plona – Indian Hills Community College (IA)
USCAA: Patrick Crarey, II -Washington Adventist University (MD)

Week 6

NCAA DI: Kelvin Sampson – University of Houston
NCAA DII: Eric Bovaird – Chaminade University (HI)
NCAA DIII: Carl Danzig – University of Scranton (PA)
NAIA: Jared Ronai – Mount Vernon Nazarene University (OH)
JUCO: William West – Prince George’s Community College (MD)

Week 7

NCAA DI: Johnny Jones -Texas Southern University
NCAA DII: Jim Crutchfield – Nova Southeastern University (FL)
NCAA DIII: Tom Spanbauer – SUNY Cortland
NAIA: Jayson Artaz – Bethel College (KS)
JUCO: Jeff Brustad – Monroe College (NY)

Week 8

NCAA DI: Chris Mullin – St. John’s University
Scott Davenport – Bellarmine University (KY)
Matt Siverling – Wisconsin-Eau Claire
R-Jay Barsh – Southeastern University (FL)
Mark Bunker – Scottsdale CC (AZ)
Don Silveri – Villa Maria College (NY)

Week 9

NCAA DI: Kermit Davis – Ole Miss
Bart Lundy – Queens University of Charlotte
Greg Dunne – SUNY Brockport
Ty Harrelson – Wayland Baptist University (TX)
Mike Burris – Olney Central College (IL)
LeShawn Hammett – Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Week 10

NCAA DI: Nate Oats – University of Buffalo
DII: Tobin Anderson – St. Thomas Aquinas College (NY)
DIII: Jeff Brown – Middlebury College (VT)
(Co-Winner): Donnie Butcher – University of the Cumberlands (KY)
(Co-Winner): Kevin Easley – Life University (GA)
Chris Oney – Pearl River CC (MS)

Week 11

NCAA DI:  Steve Henson – University of Texas at San Antonio
DII: Mark Dowey – Northeastern State University (OK)
DIII: Damien Strahorn – Colby College (ME)
: Denis Shaefer – Grand View University (IA)
: Corey McKendry – Schoolcraft College (MI)
Jonathan Pena – Berkeley College (NY)

Week 12

NCAA DI: Mark Few – Gonzaga University
Andre Cook – St. Edwards University (TX)
: George Barber – Greenville University (IL)
: Eric Echelbarger – Indiana University Kokomo
:Billy Gillispie – Ranger College (TX)

Previous HoopDirt.com Coach of the Year Award Winners:

Division I

2017-18: Porter Moser – Loyola University Chicago
2016-17: Chris Collins – Northwestern University
2015-16: Roy Williams – University of North Carolina

Division II

2017-18: Andy Bronkema – Ferris State (MI)
2016-17: Ben McCollum – Northwest Missouri State
2015-16: Josh Schertz – Lincoln Memorial University (TN)

Division III

2017-18: Eric Bridgeland – Whitman College (WA)
2016-17: Stephen Brennan – Babson College (MA)
2015-16: John Tauer – University of St. Thomas (MN)


2017-18: Craig Doty – Graceland University (IA)
2016-17: Kevin Burton – Union College (KY)
2015-16: Larry Cordaro – LSU-Alexandria


2017-18: Paul Cisek – Brookdale Community College (NJ)
2016-17: Todd LorensenSouthwestern Community College (IA)
2015-16: Craig Doty – Rock Valley College (IL)

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