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ETSU's Steve Forbes is the recipient of the 2020 Hugh Durham Award. The award is presented annually to the top mid-major coach in college basketball.

March 23, 2020


BOSTON, MA -- ETSU head coach Steve Forbes is the recipient of the 2019-20 Hugh Durham Award, presented presented annually to the top mid-major coach in Division I college basketball.

Forbes led ETSU to a 30-4 record this season. The Bucs were one of only four teams in the nation to win 30 games and it's just a the fourth time, in Southern Conference history, that a program has reached the 30-win mark.

The award is named after a who built winning programs at three different universities. In eight seasons as the head coach at Jacksonville University, Durham became the Dolphins' all-time winningest Division I coach (106 wins), making him the only coach in NCAA history to be the winningest coach (pct. or wins) at three different Division I schools.

He built national programs at Florida State where he holds the record for best winning percentage with a 230-95 (.708) record in 12 years. And at Georgia where he is also the all-time winningest coach in the 99-year history of the Bulldog program, having won 297 games in 17 seasons.

Coaches of teams in the following conferences are eligible for the award: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Horizon, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt, West Coast.


Casey Alexander, Belmont
John Becker, Vermont
Randy Bennett, Saint Mary's
Jerrod Calhoun, Youngstown State
Dane Fischer, William & Mary
Steve Forbes, ETSU
Joe Gallo, Merrimack
John Groce, Akron
Shaheen Holloway, Saint Peter's
Ben Jacobson, Northern Iowa
Chris Jans, New Mexico State
James Jones, Yale
Mike Jones, Radford
Kyle Keller, Stephen F. Austin
Pat Kelsey, Winthrop
Ritchie McKay, Liberty
Matt McMahon, Murray State
Joe Mihalich, Hofstra
Scott Nagy, Wright State
David Patrick, UC Riverside
Mark Pope, BYU
Bob Richey, Furman
Byron Smith, Prairie View A&M
Russell Turner, UC Irvine
Darrell Walker, Little Rock

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