2015 Glenn Robinson Award

Marietta's Jon VanderWal accepts the 2015 Jack Bennett award at the Award's Banquet on April 3 in Indianapolis.

April 3, 2015


INDIANAPOLIS -- Marietta's Jon VanderWal is the recipient of the 2015 Glenn Robinson award.

The Glenn Robinson award is presented annually to the top DIvision III coach in college basketball.

The award is named after the longtime Franklin & Marshall coach, Robinson has over 800 wins and is currently twelfth on the all-time wins list. He has took Franklin & Marshall to NCAA Division III tournament 22 times and guided the Diplomats to the Division III Final Four in 1979, 1991, 1996, 2000 and 2009.


Stephen Brennan Babson
Nathan Davis Randolph-Macon
Mike Fuline Mount Union
Grey Giovanine Augustana College
Gary Grzesk Saint Norbert
Steve Howes Catholic
Rob Kornaker St. John Fisher
Dan Kosmoski Saint Olaf
Dave Macedo Virginia Wesleyan
Gerry Matthews Stockton
Pat Miller UW-Whitewater
Bill Nelson Johns Hopkins
Bob Semling UW Stevens Point
Johnny Tauer Saint Thomas
Jon VanderWal Marietta
Bert West East Texas Baptist


The Glenn Robinson Award, which is presented annually to the top Division III basketball coach, is named in honor of the Franklin & Marshall head coach. 
The winningest coach in Division III history, Robinson won his 900th game on Jan. 9, 2016. He’s the second Division III coach to spend 1,000 games on the sidelines. He’s directed the Diplomats to 23 NCAA tournament appearances, 42 tournament victories, 16 trips to the Sweet 16 and Final Four visits in 1979, 1991, 1996, 2000 and 2009. 
Even more remarkable, Franklin & Marshall was 22-43 in his first three seasons and in the last 45 years all but three players have earned their degree.
The recipient of the 2023-24 award will be announced in April, in Phoenix, AZ site of the men's NCAA Basketball Championship.

The Glenn Robinson award is presented annually to the top division III head coach, as voted on by the award committee. 
The 10-member voting committee consists of current and former head coaches, as well as two senior staff members of
The award is presented annually at the site of the men's Division I NCAA basketball championship. 

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