2016 Skip Prosser Award

Central Michigan's Keno Davis accepts the 2015 Skip Prosser award at the Award's Banquet on April 3 in Indianapolis.

April 4, 2016


HOUSTON, TX  -- Former Army head coach Zack Spiker is the recipient of the 2016 Skip Prosser award.

Spiker, who was recently named as the new coach at Drexel, led Army to its' first postseason appearance since 1978. He led the Black Knights to a 19-14 record, which tied for the best overall mark in the Patriot League and was the most for Army in over 30 years.

Named after the late Skip Prosser, who died suddenly in 2007 while the head coach at Wake Forest, the award is presented annually to those who not only achieve success on the basketball court but who also display moral integrity off of it as well. 

Skip Prosser posted a career record of 291-146 in 14 seasons as a head coach at Loyola, Xavier and Wake Forest. During his time at Wake, Prosser’s teams averaged 21 wins per season while playing in the Atlantic Coast Conference.


Tony Bennett, Virginia
Scott Cross, UT Arlington
Jim Engles, NJIT
Steve Fisher, San Diego State
Mitch Henderson, Princeton
Chris Holtmann, Butler
Jason Hooten, Sam Houston State
Bob Huggins, West Virginia
Sydney Johnson, Fairfield
James Jones, Yale
Pat Kelsey, Winthrop
Billy Kennedy, Texas A&M
Jim Larranaga, Miami
Phil Martelli, Saint Joseph's
Bob Marlin, UL Lafayette
Frank Martin, South Carolina
Matt Painter, Purdue
Kyle Smith, Columbia
Zack Spiker, Army
Russell Turner, UC Irvine
Brad Underwood, Stephen F. Austin


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 the 2023-24 award will be announced in April, in Phoenix, AZ site of the men's NCAA Basketball Championship.

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. 
The 10-member voting committee consists of current and former head coaches, as well as two senior staff members of
The award is presented annually at the site of the men's Division I NCAA basketball championship. 

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