SKIP PROSSER MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

2013 Skip Prosser Award

Former Niagara head coach Joe Mihalich is the recipient of the 2013 Skip Prosser award. The award honors success and moral integrity.

APRIL 5, 2013

2013  PROSSER AWARD

ATLANTA, GA -- Niagara's Joe Mihalich is the recipient of the 2013 Skip Prosser Man of the Year award.

"Niagara was supposed be very good this season, but there weren't a lot of people that expected Joe Mihalich's team to win the MAAC regular-season title," said CollegeInsider.com co-founder Angela Lento. "Joe is an outstanding coach and an even better person."

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.
 

  2013 SKIP PROSSER AWARD FINALISTS
 

John Beilein Michigan
Tony Bennett Virginia
Rick Byrd Belmont
Kermit Davis Middle Tennessee
Billy Donlon Wright State
Jim Engles NJIT
John Gallagher Hartford
Anthony Grant Alabama
Ben Jacobson Northern Iowa
Jim Larranaga Miami
Ryan Marks UT-Pan American
Bob McKilop Davidson
Joe Mihalich Niagara
Jimmy Patsos Loyola
Dave Paulsen Bucknell
Brett Reed Lehigh
Zach Spiker Army
Bob Thomason Pacific
John Thompson III Georgetown
Bruce Weber Kansas State

 

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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