WEEK 3: HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions

Congratulations to the following coaches who have been selected as the Week 3 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 3 winners are:

NCAA D1: Jerome Tang – Kansas State

Weekly Record (Overall): 3-0 (6-0)
Past week’s results: 77-57 W vs URI, 96-8 W vs Nevada, 61-59 W vs LSU.
Highlights: Wildcats hit a jumper with 4.7 seconds left to beat LSU and win the Cayman Islands Classic. K-State moved to 6-0 to start a season for the first time since 2018-19 and won first in-season tournament since 2018.

NCAA D2: Brooks McKowen – Upper Iowa University

Weekly Record (Overall): 3-0 (4-3)
Past week’s results: 82-81 W vs Winona State, 91-84 W vs Wingate, 87-79 W vs Elizabeth City State.
Highlights: Trailed Winona State by 16 at the half on Tuesday – hit a buzzer beater for the win. Won both games in the Bahama House Shootout – made 15 3’s in the tourney opener vs. Wingate.

NCAA D3: John Krikorian – Christopher Newport University

Weekly record (overall): 3-0 (7-0)
Past week’s results: 82-59 W vs Methodist, 87-52 W vs Sarah Lawrence, 79-71 W vs North Carolina Wesleyan.
Highlights: The number 4 ranked team in the country won 3 more games this week to remain undefeated. They ended the week by capturing the Holiday Inn Invitational title.

NAIA: Chase Teichmann – Florida College

Weekly record (overall): 3-0 (10-1)
Past week’s results: 79-71 W vs Missouri Baptist, 68-67 W vs #10 LSU Shreveport, 92-65 W vs RV Loyola (NO).
Highlights: The #21 Falcons won all 3 games at the Battle at the Beach. In addition to beating Missouri Baptist, they knocked off #10 LSUS, and ended defending National Champion Loyola’s 28-game win streak. FC becomes first NAIA team to 10-wins this season.

JUCO: Brad Witherspoon – Dodge City Community College

Weekly record (overall): 2-0 (7-1)
Past week’s results: 111-100 (OT) W vs #6 Coffeyville, 90-81 W vs Seward
Highlights: Witherspoon’s #22 squad clipped #6 Coffeyville in OT on Wednesday. They then handed Seward their first loss of the season on Saturday. The Conqs have now won 7 in a row, and are 3-0 in the KJCCC.

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

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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