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THE BEN JOBE AWARD

Tennessee State’s Dana Ford was the recipient of the 2016 Ben Jobe Coach of the Year award..

March 28, 2017

THE FINALISTS

BOSTON, MA  -- The 21 finalists for the 2017 Ben Jobe award were announced on Tuesday.

The Ben Jobe Award is presented annually to the top minority coach in division I men's basketball. An icon in the history of basketball at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Jobe is best known as the head coach of the Southern University, a position he held for 12 seasons.
 
His record at Southern was 209-141 and included four NCAA Tournament appearances. He also coached the Jaguars to one NIT appearance, five SIAC championships, 11 SWAC titles and two NAIA Tournament Championships. Perhaps his most memorable moment as a coach was Southern's 93-78 win over Georgia Tech in the first round of the 1993 NCAA Tournament. It stands as one of the great upsets in the history of the event.

The recipient of the 2017 Jobe award will be announced in Phoenix, AZ site of the men’s NCAA Division I Basketball Championship.

2017 BEN JOBE AWARD FINALISTS

Tommy Amaker Harvard
Mike Anderson Arkansas
Rod Barnes CSU Bakersfield
Jamion Christian Mount St. Mary's
Mike Davis Texas Southern
Johnny Dawkins UCF
Earl Grant Charleston
Leonard Hamilton Florida State
Ron Hunter Georgia State
James Jones Yale
Robert Jones Norfolk State
Kevin Keatts UNC Wilmington
Danny Manning Wake Forest
Ritchie McKay Liberty
LeVelle Moton North Carolina Central
King Rice Monmouth
Montez Robinson Alcorn State
Kelvin Sampson Houston
Anthony Stewart UT Martin
Dedrique Taylor Cal State Fullerton
Willis Wilson Texas A&M Corpus Christi

 


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