THE GLENN ROBINSON AWARD

2019 Glenn Robinson Award

April 8, 2019

THE 2019 AWARD

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- Matt Lewis of UW-Oshkosh is the 2018-19 recipient of the Glenn Robinson Award, given annually to the nation’s top Division III college basketball coach.

Lewis was one of the best stories in college basketball this season. After six years as the program’s top assistant, he was named interim coach for the 2018-19 season in May, 2018. After leading the Titans to the Division III national championship and a 29-3 record, it’s safe to remove the interim tag.

The Titans scored at least 80 points in all six NCAA Tournament victories, capping the run with a 96-82 defeat of Swarthmore (PA) College.

Robinson has 967 victories in 48 seasons at Franklin & Marshall and is the winningest coach in Division III history. He claimed his 900th victory 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.


GLENN ROBINSON AWARD FINALISTS
 
Eric Bridgeland, Whitman 
Scott Faucher, Nichols
Damon Goodwin, Capital
David Hixon, Amherst
Charles Katsiaficas, Pomona-Pitzer
John Krikorian, Christopher Newport
Jason Leone, Oswego State
Matt Lewis, UW-Oshkosh
Chris Martin Loras
Pat McKenzie, Saint John's 
Josh Merkel, Randolph-Macon
Todd Raridon, North Central (Ill.) 
Johnny Tauer, St. Thomas
Jon Vanderwal, Marietta
Dale Wellman, Nebraska Wesleyan 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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