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Clair Bee Coach of the Year Award

The Clair Bee Coach of the Year Award honors the active men's NCAA Division I basketball coach who has made the most significant positive contributions to his sport during the preceding year. The winner should reflect the character and professional qualities of Clair Bee, a Hall of Fame coach who many consider to be the best technical basketball coach in history, and a man who cared deeply about his players' well-being. The Hilton and Bee Awards were created by Chip Hilton Sports and the NCAA Foundation in 1996 as a way to promote positive character in the sport of basketball, a game upon which the legendary Bee had a great impact as a coach, administrator, innovator and teacher.


Lute Olson of Arizona won in 2001.
Mike Krzyzewski of Duke won in 2004.
Bo Ryan of Wisconsin won in 2007.
Season Coach School
1996–97 Haskins, ClemClem Haskins Minnesota
1997–98 Phelan, JimJim Phelan Mount St. Mary's
1998–99 O'Brien, JimJim O'Brien Ohio State
1999–00 Boeheim, JimJim Boeheim Syracuse
2000–01 Olson, LuteLute Olson Arizona
2001–02 Knight, BobBob Knight Texas Tech
2002–03 Crean, TomTom Crean Marquette
2003–04 Krzyzewski, MikeMike Krzyzewski Duke
2004–05 Izzo, TomTom Izzo Michigan State
2005–06 Larranaga, JimJim Larranaga George Mason
2006–07 Ryan, BoBo Ryan Wisconsin
2007–08 McKillop, BobBob McKillop Davidson
2008–09 Anderson, MikeMike Anderson Missouri
2009–10 Donahue, SteveSteve Donahue Cornell
2010–11 Stevens, BradBrad Stevens Butler

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