Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year
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The Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year is an annual basketball award given to the Missouri Valley Conference's most outstanding coach. The award was first given following the 1948–49 season.
|Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year|
|Given for||the most outstanding basketball coach in the Missouri Valley Conference|
|Most recent||Darian DeVries, Drake|
As of 2017, among current members, Bradley and Drake are tied for the most all–time winners with eight. There have been three ties for the coach of the year (1969, 1973 and 1987); there have been fourteen repeat winners in the award's history. Two coaches have won the award three consecutive times—Maury John of Drake in 1968–1970 and Gregg Marshall of Wichita State in 2012–2014. Every current MVC member has had at least one winner except for Valparaiso, which played its first conference season in 2017–18.
|†||Co-Coaches of the Year|
|Coach (X)||Denotes the number of times the coach has been awarded the Coach of the Year award at that point|
Winners by current member schoolsEdit
|School (year joined)||Winners||Years|
|Bradley (1948/1955)||8||1950, 1960, 1962, 1974, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1996|
|Drake (1907/1956)||8||1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1982, 1993, 2008, 2019|
|Southern Illinois (1975)||6||1990, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2016|
|Illinois State (1981)||4||1984, 1992, 1998, 2017|
|Northern Iowa (1991)||4||1997, 2009, 2010, 2015|
|Indiana State (1977)||3||1979, 1991, 2000|
|Missouri State (1990)||1||2011|
- a Oklahoma A&M University, now Oklahoma State University–Stillwater, left in 1956.
- b Bradley University and Drake University left the MVC during the 1951–52 school year in protest over the Johnny Bright incident, a racially motivated attack by a white Oklahoma A&M football player against Drake's black star Johnny Bright. Bradley returned to the conference in 1955, with Drake doing the same a year later.
- c Saint Louis University left in 1974.
- d The University of Tulsa left in 1996.
- e The University of Houston left in 1959.
- f The University of Cincinnati left in 1970.
- g Memphis State University, now the University of Memphis, left in 1973.
- h The University of Louisville left in 1975.
- i New Mexico State University left in 1983.
- j West Texas State University, now West Texas A&M University, left in 1985.
- k Creighton University left in 2013.
- l Wichita State University left in 2017.
- "MVC Men's Basketball Media Guide". Awards (p. 191). Missouri Valley Conference. Archived from the original on 1 March 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2010.
- "Marshall Named Top MVC Coach, Again" (Press release). Missouri Valley Conference. March 6, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
- "Hinson Named MVC Coach of the Year" (Press release). Missouri Valley Conference. March 3, 2016. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
- "Muller Earns MVC Coach of the Year Honor" (Press release). MIssouri Valley Conference. March 2, 2017. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
- "Loyola's Porter Moser earns MVC Coach of the Year honor" (Press release). Missouri Valley Conference. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
- "Drake's Darian DeVries is Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year" (Press release). Missouri Valley Conference. March 7, 2019. Retrieved March 7, 2019.