THE GLENN ROBINSON AWARD

2017 Glenn Robinson Award

April 4, 2017

2017 GLENN ROBINSON AWARD

PHOENIX, AZ -- Williams College’s Kevin App is the recipient of the 2017 Glenn Robinsin award. The award is presented annually to the top Division III coach in America.

App steered Williams College deep into the NCAA Division III national tournament to earn the honor given annually to the top coach at that level. 

App, who took over prior to the 2014-15 season, was previously an assistant at Army West Point under Zach Spiker, who is now the head coach at Drexel. He and Spiker helped to lead Army to its first winning record in 28 seasons.

“The former Division I assistant coach is working his way back to the top,” said CollegeInsider.com’s Angela Lento. “He will be a DI head coach in the future.”

Williams had a 23-9 record this season before bowing out to Augustana (Ill.) in the DIII national semifinalsl

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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