SKIP PROSSER MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Chris Mack (Xavier) presents the 2012 Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award, to Loyola Maryland's Jimmy Patsos, at the CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet in New Orleans.


March 30, 2012

JIMMY PATSOS WINS THE 2012 SKIP PROSSER AWARD

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Loyola Maryland's Jimmy Patsos is the recipient of the 2012 Skip Prosser Man of the Year award.

Patsos recently completed his eighth season at Loyola, a year in which he guided the Greyhounds to a 24-9 overall record and the 2012 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship. Loyola set numerous program records during the season and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1994.

"Jimmy Patsos took over a program going nowhere fast," said Angela Lento, co-founder of CollegeInsider.com. "He has done an incredible job of changing the culture of the program, which is now a contender in the MAAC. More importantly Jimmy is a first class individual off the court. He truly represents all the things that Coach Prosser loved to see in a coach."

During the season, the Greyhounds accomplished many firsts and milestones. Loyola finished with a 24-9 overall record and went 13-5 during the MAAC regular season. The 24 wins were the most since the 1948-1949 team set a school record with 25 victories, and the 13 conference wins set a program best, as well.

Prosser and Patsos are the only coaches to lead Loyola to the NCAA Tournament. Prosser's 1994 squad is the only other in school history to accomplish the feat.

The Skip Prosser Award was established in 2008 to honor those who not only achieve success on the basketball court but who display moral integrity off of it as well. Prosser posted a career record of 291-146 in 14 seasons as a head coach. During his time at Wake Forest, his teams averaged 21 wins per season while playing in arguably the nation's most difficult league, the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The award was presented at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet in New Orleans, site of the men's NCAA Basketball Championship.

2012 SKIP PROSSER AWARD FINALISTS

Jerome Allen Penn
Roman Banks Southern
John Beilein Michigan
Tony Bennett Virginia
Horace Broadnax Savannah State
Anthony Evans Norfolk State
Jim Ferry LIU-Brooklyn
Steve Fisher San Diego State
Bruiser Flint Drexel
Tyler Geving Portland State
James Jones Yale
Jimmy Patsos Loyola MD
Dave Paulsen Bucknell
Brett Reed Lehigh
Brad Stevens Butler
Don Verlin Idaho

The Skip Prosser Man of the Year award honors those who not only achieve success on the basketball court but who display moral integrity off of it as well.
 
In six years with the Deacons, Prosser posted a 126-68 record. For his career, he was 291-146 in 14 seasons including six as the head coach at Xavier and one year at Loyola (Md.).
 
At Wake Forest, Prosser's teams averaged 21 wins per season while playing in arguably the nation's most difficult league, the Atlantic Coast Conference. Prosser won 100 games at an ACC school quicker than all but two coaches in the 55-year history of the conference. He coached NBA stars Chris Paul and Josh Howard, led the Demon Deacons to the first No. 1 national ranking in school history and earned ACC Coach of the Year honors in 2003.
 
Prosser passed away of an apparent heart attack on July 26, 2007 in his office at Wake Forest. He had just returned from his morning jog.
 
The recipient of of the 2021 award will be announced on April 1.

2021: Lew Hill, UTRGV
2020: Mark Prosser, Western Carolina
2019: Robert Jones, Norfolk State

2018: Casey Alexander, Lipscomb

2017: Danny Manning, Wake Forest

2016: Zack Spiker, Army

2015: Keno Davis, Central Michigan

2014: Brian Wardle, Green Bay

2013: Joe Mihalich, Niagara

2012: Jimmy Patsos, Loyola MD

2011: Chris Mack, Xavier
2010: Bob Marlin, Sam Houston State
2009: Ed Conroy, The Citadel
2008: Mike Brey, Notre Dame

The Skip Prosser award committee is a 21 member panel, consisting of 12 current or retired coaches, three members of the national media and five collegeinsider.com staff members.  Current Wofford assistant coach Mark Prosser is the chairman of the award committee.
 
RULES AND CRITERIA
 
The Skip Prosser award is presented annually to a division I head coach who achieves success on the basketball court, while displaying great moral integrity off of the court as well, as voted on by the awards committee. 
 
SCHEDULE OF RELEASES
 
March 30: Finalists for Skip Prosser Award announced
April 2: Skip Prosser Award 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 Skip Prosser award will be announced on April 2 in San Antonio, site of the Men's NCAA Basketball Championship.
 
 

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