Jeter A Finalist For Three National Coaching Honors
March 24, 2011
MILWAUKEE - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's basketball coach Rob Jeter is a finalist for three national coaching honors.
Jeter is one of 16 coaches on the final lists for the Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year award, the Ben Jobe Award and the Skip Prosser Man of the Year award. The winners of each of the three awards will be announced during the CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet April 1 in Houston, the site of this year's Final Four.
Jeter, the 2011 Horizon League Coach of the Year, led the Panthers to a Horizon League regular season title and a National Invitation Tournament berth this past season. In six seasons in Milwaukee, Jeter has now led the Panthers to a pair of Horizon League titles and a pair of postseason berths. He won his 100th career game in the regular season finale at Youngstown State that clinched the league crown.
The Hugh Durham Award is presented annually to the top mid-major coach in Division I college basketball. It is named after Hugh Durham, who is the first and only coach in the history of NCAA Division I basketball to lead two different schools to the NCAA Final Four for the first and only time in each school's history (Florida State in 1972 and Georgia in 1983).
The Ben Jobe Award is presented annually to the top minority coach in Division I men's basketball. Jobe is an icon in the history of basketball at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He is best known as the head coach of Southern University, a position he held for 12 seasons. He was also head coach at Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Talladega, Tuskegee and South Carolina State.
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. 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.