Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Coach of the Year
|CAA Men's Basketball Coach of the Year|
|Given for||the most outstanding men's basketball head coach in the Colonial Athletic Association|
|Most recent||Joe Mihalich, Hofstra|
The Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Coach of the Year is a basketball award given to the most outstanding men's basketball head coach in the Colonial Athletic Association, as chosen by a panel of sports writers and broadcasters. The award was first given following the 1983–84 season, the first year of the conference's existence, to Joe Harrington of George Mason and Dick Tarrant of Richmond. Tarrant and Bruiser Flint of Drexel have won the most awards with four, while six other coaches have won the award twice.
|Awarded one of the following National Coach of the Year awards that year:|
Associated Press Coach of the Year (AP)
|Coach (X)||Denotes the number of times the coach had been awarded the Coach of the Year award at that point|
|Co-Coaches of the Year|
|Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach but is no longer active|
|Active coach who has been elected to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame (as a coach)|
|Conf. W–L||Conference win–loss record for that season|
|Conf. St.T||Conference standing at year's end (Tdenotes a tie)|
|Overall W–L||Overall win–loss record for that season|
|Season||Coach||School||National Coach of
the Year Awards
|1982–83||Bruce Parkhill||William & Mary||—||9–0||1||20–9|
|1983–84†||Joe Harrington||George Mason||—||5–5||4T||21–7|
|1985–86||Dick Tarrant (2)||Richmond||—||12–2||2||23–7|
|1986–87||John Thurston||James Madison||—||8–6||?||20–10|
|1987–88†||Rick Barnes||George Mason||—||10–5||2||20–10|
|1988–89||Dick Tarrant (3)||Richmond||—||13–1||1||21–10|
|1989–90||Lefty Driesell||James Madison||—||11–3||1||20–11|
|1990–91||Dick Tarrant (4)||Richmond||—||10–4||2||22–10|
|1991–92||Lefty Driesell (2)||James Madison||—||12–2||1T||21–11|
|1992–93||Oliver Purnell||Old Dominion||—||11–3||1T||21–8|
|1994–95||Jeff Capel II||Old Dominion||—||12–2||1||21–12|
|1996–97||Jerry Wainwright||UNC Wilmington||—||10–6||1T||16–14|
|1997–98||Charlie Woollum||William & Mary||—||13–3||1T||20–7|
|1998–99||Jim Larrañaga||George Mason||—||13–3||1||19–11|
|1999–00||Sherman Dillard||James Madison||—||12–4||1T||20–9|
|2000–01||Jerry Wainwright (2)||UNC Wilmington||—||11–5||2T||19–11|
|2002–03||Brad Brownell||UNC Wilmington||—||15–3||1||24–7|
|2003–04||Bruiser Flint (2)||Drexel||—||13–5||2||18–11|
|2004–05||Blaine Taylor||Old Dominion||—||15–3||1||28–6|
|2005–06||Brad Brownell (2)||UNC Wilmington||—||15–3||1T||25–8|
|2007–08||Tony Shaver||William & Mary||—||10–8||5||17–16|
|2008–09||Bruiser Flint (3)||Drexel||—||10–8||6||15–13|
|2009–10||Tony Shaver (2)||William & Mary||—||12–6||3||22–11|
|2010–11||Jim Larrañaga (2)||George Mason||—||16–2||1||27–7|
|2011–12||Bruiser Flint (4)||Drexel||—||16–2||1||29–7|
|2014–15||Kevin Keatts||UNC Wilmington||—||12–6||1T||18–14|
|2015–16||Kevin Keatts (2)||UNC Wilmington||—||14–4||1T||25–8|
|2016–17||Earl Grant||College of Charleston||—||14–4||2||25—10|
Winners by school
|School (year joined)||Winners||Years|
|UNC Wilmington (1985)||6||1997, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2015, 2016|
|Richmond (1982)[a 1]||5||1984†, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1994|
|Drexel (2001)||4||2002, 2004, 2009, 2012|
|George Mason (1982)[a 2]||4||1984†, 1988†, 1999, 2011|
|James Madison (1982)||4||1987, 1990, 1992, 2000|
|William & Mary (1982)||4||1983, 1998, 2008, 2010|
|Old Dominion (1991)[a 3]||3||1993, 1995, 2005|
|VCU (1995)[a 4]||2||1996, 2007|
|American (1984)[a 5]||1||1988†|
|College of Charleston (2013)||1||2017|
|Navy (1982)[a 6]||1||1985|
|Georgia State (2005)[a 7]||0||—|
- Richmond left for the Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) in 2001.
- George Mason left for the A10 in 2013.
- Old Dominion left for Conference USA in 2013.
- VCU left for the A10 in 2012.
- American left for the Patriot League in 2001.
- The United States Naval Academy (Navy) left for the Patriot League in 1991.
- Georgia State left for the Sun Belt Conference in 2013.
- "2009–10 Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball media guide: Records section" (PDF). Colonial Athletic Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 March 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2010.