Boys' basketball coaches of the year

Originally Published: May 2, 2011
By Ronnie Flores | ESPNHS.com

The following are the National Coaches of the Year, as selected by ESPNHS.

2012 -- Vito Montelli, St. Joseph (Trumbell, Conn.) 25-1
2011 -- Ken Novak, Jr., Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.) 31-1
2010 -- Charles Smith, Peabody (Alexandria, La.) 41-0
2009 -- Kevin Boyle, St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) 30-3
2008 -- Fred Pickett, Chester (Chester, Pa.) 33-1
2007 -- Phil McNeely, Duncanville (Duncanville, Texas) 39-0
2006 -- Chuck White, West Anchorage (Anchorage, Alaska) 28-2
2005 -- Doug Lipscomb, Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) 31-1
2004 -- Joel Hawkins, Southern Lab (Baton Rouge, La.) 34-3
2003 -- Robert Hughes, Dunbar (Ft. Worth, Texas) 37-1
2002 -- Floyd Irons, Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.) 29-1
2001 -- Russ Gilmore, Hobbs, (Hobbs, N.M.) 25-2
2000 -- Frank Allocco, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 31-1
1999 -- Gene Pingatore, St. Joseph (Westchester, Ill.) 32-1
1998 -- Morgan Wootten, DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.) 34-1
1997 -- Frank LaPorte, St. Joseph (Alameda, Calif.) 31-4
1996 -- Wayne McClain, Manual (Peoria, Ill.) 31-2
1995 -- Bernard Giffith, St. Augustine (New Orleans, La.) 37-1
1994 -- George Pitts, Science Hill (Johnson City, Tenn.) 27-2
1993 -- Steve Smith, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) 30-0
1992 -- Bill Hitt, Proviso East (Maywood, Ill.) 33-0
1991 -- Bill Ellerbee, Simon Gratz (Philadelphia, Pa.) 27-1
1990 -- Landon Cox, King (Chicago, Ill.) 32-0
1989 -- Bob Hurley, St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.) 32-0
1988 -- Dave Lebo, Carlisle (Carlisle, Pa.) 33-0
1987 -- Gary McKnight, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) 31-1
1986 -- Stu Vetter, Flint Hill (Oakton, Va.) 22-1
1985 -- Walter Van Huss, Dobyns-Bennett (Kingsport, Tenn.) N/A
1984 -- Ron Palmer, Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) 31-2
1983 -- Bob Wade, Dunbar (Baltimore, Md.) 31-0
1982 -- Mark Amatucci, Calvert Hall (Baltimore, Md.) 34-0
1981 -- Jennings Boyd, Northfork (Northfork, W.Va.) 23-3
1980 -- Max Levin, Overbrook (Philadelphia, Pa.) 34-0
1979 -- Don Richardson, Southwest (Macon, Ga.) 28-0
1978 -- Bob Basarich, Central (Lockport, Ill.) 33-0
1977 -- Ed McClusky, Farrell (Farrell, Pa.) N/A
1976 -- Bill Green, Marion (Marion, Ind.) 23-5
1975 -- Weldon Drew, Kashmere (Houston, Texas) 46-0
1974 -- Robert Saulsbury, Wilbur Cross (New Haven, Conn.) 24-0
1973 -- Jackie Carr, Wheatley (Houston, Texas) 43-1
1972 -- Lofton Greene, River Rouge (River Rouge, Mich.) N/A
1971 -- George McQuarn, Verbum Dei (Los Angeles, Calif.) 29-2
1970 -- Ralph Tasker, Hobbs (Hobbs, N.M.) 26-1

Note: ESPNHS selections 2009-present; EA SPORTS selections 2003-2008; Student Sports selections 1996-2002; Selections retroactive from 1996 back based on research by Doug Huff, a McDonald's All-American selection committee member since the game's inception. Coaching honors reflect achievement over more than one season and are meant to honor as many coaches from different parts of the country as possible.