THE GLENN ROBINSON AWARD

2016 Glenn Robinson Award

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

April 4, 2016

2016 GLENN ROBINSON AWARD

HOUSTON, TX -- Christopher Newport's John Krikorian is the recipient of the 2016 Glenn Robinson division III National Coach of the Year.

Krikorian led his team to the first Final Four appearance in the school's 49-year hisory and established a new record for wins in a season, finishing 30-2 overall

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.

2016 GLENN ROBINSON AWARD FINALISTS

John Baron Gwynedd Mercy
Jim Bechtel SUNY-Canton
Jamie Benton Johnson and Wales
Stephen Brennan Babson
Marc Brown New Jersey City
Keith Bunkenburg Benedictine
Tom Curle Plattsburgh State
Mike DeWitt Ohio Wesleyan
Dan Engelstad Southern Vermont
Zach Filzen Lancaster Bible
Grey Giovanine Augustana
Gary Grzesk St. Norbert
Sam Hargraves Alma
John Krikorian Christopher Newport
Matt Logie Whitworth
Frank Marcinek Susquehanna
Greg Mitchell Hope
Bob Sheldon Tufts
John Tauer St. Thomas
Jon VanderWal Marietta

 

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 of the 2021 award will be announced on March 31.

The Glenn Robinson award committee is a 20 member panel, consisting of 15 current or retired head coaches and five collegeinsider.com staff members.  Former Franklin & Marshall head coach Glenn Robinson is the chairman of the award committee.
 
RULES AND CRITERIA
 
The Glenn Robinson award is presented annually to the top division III head coach, as voted on by the award committee. 
 
SCHEDULE OF RELEASES
 
March: Finalists for Glenn Robinson Award announced
March 30: Glenn Robinsion 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 2018 CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet will take place on March 30 in San Antonio, TX
 

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