THE JOE B. HALL AWARD

Jacksonville's Jordan Mincy is the recipient of the 2022 Joe B. Hall National Coach of the Year award, which is presented annually to the top first-year coach in college basketball.

April 1, 2022

JORDAN MINCY WINS 2022 AWARD

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Jacksonville coach Jordan Mincy is the 2022 recipient of the Joe B. Hall Award, presented annually to the top first-year coach in Division I college basketball.

A former Florida assistant, Mincy orchestrated a remarkable turnaround in his first season as a head coach. The Dolphins won 21 games - the program’s best result since 1986 - and more than doubled its victory total from the previous season. Jacksonville finished second in the Atlantic Sun’s East division and lost in the championship game of the conference tournament.

The Dolphins dominated defense and the backboards in their historic season, ranking top 30 in offensive and defensive rebounding percentage and 53rd in effective field goal percentage defense.

One of the youngest Division I coaches in the nation, Mincy, 35, developed the returning players and attracted impactful newcomers to build a formidable unit that lost by more than nine points only three times in 31 games.

The Joe B. Hall award is presented annually to the top first-year 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).

Joe B. Hall passed away on Jan. 15, 2022, at the age of 93.


2021-22 JOE B. HALL AWARD FINALISTS

Speedy Claxton

Hofstra

Hubert Davis

North Carolina

Gerald Gillion

Chicago State

Kevin Kruger

UNLV

Tommy Lloyd

Arizona

Steve Lutz

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Tony Madlock

South Carolina State

JORDAN MINCY

JACKSONVILLE

Kyle Neptune

Fordham

David Riley

Eastern Washington

Levell Sanders

Binghamton

Brette Tanner

Abilene Christian

Drew Valentine

Loyola Chicago

Chris Victor

Seattle

Mike Woodson

Indiana

 

The Joe B. Hall award is presented annually to the top first-year 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 of the 2021 award will be announced on April 1.

The Joe B. Hall award committee is a 15 member panel, consisting of five current division I head coaches, five retired head coaches and five collegeinsider.com staff members. Former Kentucky All-American Kyle Macy is the chairman of the awards committee.

RULES AND CRITERIA

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.

SCHEDULE OF RELEASES

March 30: Finalists announced
April2: Joe B. Hall National Coach of the Year 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 Joe B. Hall award will be announced on April 2 in San Antonio, site of the Men's NCAA Basketball Championship.

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