WEEK 15: HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions

Congratulations to the following coaches who have been selected as the Week 15 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 15 winners are:

NCAA D1: Speedy Claxton – Hofstra University

Weekly Record (Overall): 3-0 (22-8)
Past week’s results: 66-52 W vs Drexel, 73-43 W vs Hampton, 68-65 W at Stony Brook
Highlights: Three wins last week for the Pride pushed their winning streak to ten games – the 3rd longest active streak in the country. Hofstra is now in first place in the CAA (15-2), and hold a 10-1 record at home.

NCAA D2: Jim Crutchfield – Nova Southeastern University

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (25-0)
Past week’s results: 90-71 W vs Barry, 115-77 at Tampa
Highlights: The perfect season continued last week for #1 Nova Southeastern as they are now 25-0 (18-0 SSC). The Sharks hold the longest current D2 winning streak in the nation, and are outscoring their opponents 105.4 to 76.5 (28.9 avg margin of victory).

NCAA D3: Ryan Cain – Keene State College

Weekly record (overall): 2-0 (24-1)
Past week’s results: 63-35 W at Castleton, 92-77 W vs UMass-Boston
Highlights: By winning two games last week, Cain’s #5 Owls completed an undefeated Little East Conference regular season (16-0). They won 14 of 16 league games this year by double figures, and outscored opponents by just over 20 ppg on the season.

NAIA: Ted Albert – Indiana Tech

Weekly record (overall): 2-0 (25-3)
Past week’s results: 97-69 W vs Michigan-Dearborn, 90-79 W vs Lourdes
Highlights: Albert’s #6 Warriors continue to roll with two more wins last week, including one over WHAC #2 Lourdes. They are now on a 10-game winning streak, and finished the regular season undefeated at home (10-0). The Warriors also captured the WHAC regular season title.

JUCO: Jeff Reinert – College of Southern Idaho

Weekly record (overall): 2-0 (28-0)
Past week’s results: 79-65 W at Snow, 79-63 W vs Southern Nevada
Highlights: The #1 NJCAA D1 team in the country continued their perfect season, and are now an unblemished 28-0. Reinert’s squad also captured their second Scenic West regular season championship in the past three seasons. They have two games remaining next week, and will then host the Region 18 tournament during the first week of March.

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

Week 13

NCAA DI: David Riley – Eastern Washington University
NCAA DII: John Ellenwood – Ashland University
NCAA DIII: Anthony Medina – University of St. Thomas (TX)
NAIA: Clint Galyean – Wayland Baptist University
JUCO: Brandon Burgette – Kansas City Kansas CC

Week 14

NCAA DI: Chris Collins – Northwestern University
NCAA DII: Dean Johnson – Caldwell University
NCAA DIII: Todd McGuinness – Case Western Reserve University
NAIA: Eric Strothers – Tougaloo University
JUCO: Josh Mills – Dallas College – North Lake

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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