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The Ben Jobe National Coach of the Year Award is an award given annually to the most outstanding minority men's college basketball head coach in NCAA Division I competition. The award was established in 2010 and is named for legendary head coach Ben Jobe, who coached at numerous historically black colleges but whose longest tenure at one school was 12 years, which he completed at Southern University.[1]

Ben Jobe Award
Given forthe nation's top minority men's coach in NCAA Division I basketball
CountryUnited States
First award2010
Most recentJames Jones, Yale


The award is presented to the coach who has produced the best results from his basketball team under adverse or otherwise difficult conditions. The inaugural winner, Ed Cooley of Fairfield, dealt with numerous injuries but still managed to lead the Stags to a near-school record 23 wins in 2009–10.[1]


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  1. ^ a b "2010 Ben Jobe National Coach of the Year Award". 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  2. ^ Staff (2 April 2010). "Fairfield's Cooley picked top minority coach". Stamford Advocate. Retrieved 9 April 2010. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Budden, Kris (1 April 2011). "Vols' Martin wins Ben Jobe National Coach of the Year Award". WBIR 10. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Woods wins Ben Jobe Award". Mississippi Valley State University. 31 March 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  5. ^ "A Good Day For UConn, Kevin Ollie Ends With Ben Jobe Award". Hartford Courant. 5 April 2013. Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  6. ^ "TSU men's basketball coach Dana Ford wins Ben Jobe award". 4 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Jamion Christian Named Ben Jobe Coach of the Year by". 2 April 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Grambling's Jackson named Ben Jobe National Coach of the Year". 3 April 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Jones Named 2019 Ben Jobe Award Winner By CollegeInsider". 5 April 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2019.

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