basketball-men-d1 flag

NCAA.com | March 18, 2020

Finalists announced for the Werner Ladder Naismith Men’s Coach of the Year Award

Here are the top March Madness moments of the decade (2010-2019)

The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today its four finalists for the Werner Ladder Naismith Award, which is given to this season's best Division I men's basketball coach.

The finalists are Scott Drew (Baylor), Brian Dutcher (San Diego State), Anthony Grant (Dayton) and Leonard Hamilton (Florida State).

NAME SCHOOL CONFERENCE
Scott Drew Baylor Big 12
Brian Dutcher San Diego State Mountain West
Anthony Grant Dayton Atlantic 10
Leonard Hamilton Florida State ACC

Tennessee's Rick Barnes won the award last season. None of this year's finalists have previously won, though Dutcher was Steve Fisher's assistant with the Aztecs when Fisher won the award in 2011.

Fans can visit naismithfanvote.com between March 20-April 1 to vote, as the fan vote will account for five percent of the overall final vote. On April 3, the 2020 Werner Ladder Naismith Trophy for Men’s College Coach of the Year is scheduled to be announced. The award ceremony will be held on a later date.

The 2021 NCAA bracket, predicted 57 days from opening night

Here is a projected 2021 NCAA bracket, picked by NCAA.com men's basketball expert Andy Katz a little less than two months before the season begins.
READ MORE

College basketball rankings: Gonzaga leads latest preseason Power 36

NCAA.com correspondent Andy Katz reveals his preseason college basketball Power 36 rankings for the 2020-21 season, following the Sept. 17 announcement that the college basketball season will begin Thanksgiving weekend.
READ MORE

Luka Garza, Ayo Dosunmu highlight Andy Katz's top returning players for 2020-2021

Iowa's Luka Garza and Illinois' Ayo Dosunmu are the top two college basketball players back this season, according to Andy Katz on the latest episode of March Madness 365.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners