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2018 Hugh Durham Award

April 2, 2018

THE 2018 DURHAM AWARD 
 

SAN ANTONIO, TX -- UMBC head coach Ryan Odom is the recipient of the 2018 Hugh Durham Award. 
 
The Retrievers finished the season with a school record 25 wins, which included an historic win over the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. UMBC became the first No. 16 seed to ever beat a No. 1 seed, when they stunned Virginia, 74-54.
 
“Ryan Odom has completely changed the landscape at UMBC,” said CollegeInsider.com's Angela Lento. “Prior to his arrival in 2016, the Retrievers averaged just six wins per season over the previous seven seasons. He is one of the best young coaches in America.”
 
After a solid first season, which saw UMBC make a run to the semifinals of the CIT, the Retrievers had a strong campaign in 2017-18. They finished in 2nd place in America East with a 12-4 record. After wins over UMass Lowell and Hartford, UMBC went into Vermont and beat the Catamounts to claim just their second America East Conference title in program history.
 
The appearance in the NCAA Tournament was also the second in school history.

The Hugh Durham Award is presented annually to the nation's top mid-major coach.  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.


2018 HUGH DURHAM AWARD FINALISTS

Kevin Baggett, Rider
Bill Coen, Northeastern
Nathan Davis, Bucknell
Travis DeCuire, Montana
Steve Donahue, Penn
Matt Figger, Austin Peay
Earl Grant, Charleston
Chris Jans, New Mexico State
Jay Joyner, NC A&T
Jay Ladner, Southeastern Louisiana
Jim Les, UC Davis
Bob Marlin, Louisiana
Bashir Mason, Wagner
Matt McMahon, Murray State
Wes Miller, UNC Greensboro
Porter Moser, Loyola Chicago
Scott Nagy, Wright State
Nate Oats, Buffalo
Ryan Odom, UMBC
T.J. Otzelberger, South Dakota State
Joe Pasternack, UC Santa Barbara

The Hugh Durham Award, which is presented annually to the top Division I mid-major coach in college basketball, is named after a coach 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, ASUN, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Horizon, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, MEAC, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, SWAC, Summit, Sun Belt, West Coast.
 
The recipient of of the 2021 award will be announced on April 1.

2021: Byron Smith, Prairie View A&M
2020: Steve Forbes, ETSU
2019: Darian DeVries, Drake

2018: Ryan Odom, UMBC

2017: Rod Barnes, CSU Bakersfield

2016: James Jones, Yale

2015: Brian Katz, Sacramento State

2014: Tony Jasick, IPFW

2013: Danny Kaspar, Stephen F. Austin

2012: Eddie Payne, USC Upstate

2011
: Rick Byrd, Belmont
2010: Mike Young, Wofford
2009: Todd Bozeman, Morgan State
2008: Keno Davis, Drake
2007: Greg Marshall, Winthrop
2006: Pat Flannery, Bucknell
2005: Bob Thomason, Pacific

The Hugh Durham award committee is a 30 member panel, consisting of five current division I head coaches, five retired head coaches, 10 current athletic directors and/or conference administrators, five members of the national media and five collegeinsider.com staff members. 
 
RULES AND CRITERIA
 
The Hugh Durham award is presented annually to the top division I mid-major head coach as voted on by the award committee. Eligible coaches must in the following conferences or leagues: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt, West Coast and Western Athletic.
 
NOTE: The basis for mid-major designation is based on the criteria established by the Mid-Major Top 25 ® which was created by CollegeInsider.com and is a registered trademark.
 
SCHEDULE OF RELEASES
 
March 30: Finalists anounnced.
Apriil 2: Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year announced
 
AWARD PRESENTATION
 
The recipients of the 17 national awards, presented by CollegeInsider.com, are announced annually at the site of the NCAA men’s division I basketball championship.
 
The recipient of the 2018 Hugh Durham award will be announced on April 2 in San Antonio, site of the Men's NCAA Basketball Championship.. 
 
 
 

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