THE JOE B. HALL AWARD

High Point's Alan Huss is the recipient of the 2023-24 Joe B. Hall mid-season coaching honors.

Jan 3, 2024

BOSTON, MA -- High Point University head coach Alan Huss is the recipient of the Joe B. Hall award ‘Mid-Season’ honors. 
 
Picked to finish 7th in the Big South preseason poll, Huss has led the Panthers to an 11-4 start, which includes an 8-0 record at home. That ties the previous home non-conference record set during the 2006-07 season.
 
Huss, who spent the past six seasons as an assistant at Creighton, has brought a high-scoring style of play to High Point. The Panthers are currently ranked No. 18 nationally, averaging over 85 points per game.
 
“Alan Huss has quickly turned the page to a new chapter in High Point University basketball,” said Angela Lento, Vice President College Insider.” It’s been impressive to watch how Coach Huss has changed the mindset of the program since arriving last March. He has put together an elite Big South roster, which will challenge for High Point’s first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament.”
 
High Point is ranked No. 19 in the latest Mid-Major Top 25®.
 
The Joe B. Hall award is named in honor of longtime Kentucky head coach Joe B. Hall who was given the task of following the legendary Adolph Rupp at the school. In his first season, Hall finished 20-8, won the SEC and advanced to the NCAA Regional Finals.
 
Hall coached the Wildcats from 1972 to 1985. He won two-thirds of his games (297-100), received four SEC Coach of the Year honors, and won a National Championship in 1978. He also steered the program to two other Final Fours, won eight Southeastern Conference regular season championships and one Southeastern Conference tournament championship (1984).
 
Coach Hall passed away on January 15, 2022.
 
The recipient of the annual award is determined by a 10-member voting committee, which consists of current and former head coaches, as well as two senior staff members of collegeinsider.com. 
 

The 2024 award will be announced in Phoenix, AZ, site of the men’s Division I Basketball Championship.

 

The Joe B. Hall award is presented annually to the top first-time head coach in Division I college basketball. 
 
A longtime Kentucky assistant, Joe B. Hall was given the task of following the legendary Adolph Rupp at the school. In his first season, Hall finished 20-8, won the SEC and advanced to the NCAA Regional Finals.
 
Hall coached the Wildcats from 1972 to 1985. He won two-thirds of his games (297-100), received four SEC Coach of the Year honors and won a National Championship in 1978. He also steered the program to two other Final Fours, won eight Southeastern Conference regular season championships and one Southeastern Conference tournament championship (1984). 
 
The recipient of the 2023-24 award will be announced in April, in Phoenix, AZ site of the men's NCAA Basketball Championship.

The Joe B. Hall award is presented annually to first-year head coach in division I college basketball, as voted on by the award committee. Eligible coaches must be in the first season as a head at the division I level.

The 10-member voting committee consists of current and former head coaches, as well as two senior staff members of collegeinsider.com.

The award is presented annually at the site of the men's Division I NCAA basketball championship. 

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