Drexel’s Bruiser Flint became the first head coach in history to win four Fashion titles. Flint won his first crown in 2001 with UMass. He won two more with Drexel in 2005 and 2010. That’s the fifth title for a John Calipari assistant coach, as Orlando Antigua won the Assistant Coach Tournament in 2014. Calipari has produced more titles than any other coach in history.
After a six-year hiatus, Willis Wilson (Texas A&M Corpus Christi) made his second appearance in as many years and the eleventh in his career, which is the most all-time. Kevin Ollie (UConn) and King Rice (Monmouth) each made their first trip to the Fashionable 4.
Bacari Alexander (Michigan) was seeking his fourth consecutive title, but he was out-styled by Steve Robinson (North Carolina) who claimed his second crown. Robinson also took home the title in 2011. Houston’s Alvin Brooks made his first-ever appearance in the Fashionable 4, which was notable because his son (Alvin Brooks III, Kansas State) advanced to the Fashionable 4 in 2014. Alvin and AB3 are the only father-son combination to reach the Fashionable 4.
THE 2015 FASHIONABLE 4
Head Coach Tournament
Bruiser Flint (Drexel)
Kevin Ollie (Connecticut)
King Rice (Monmouth)
Willis Wilson (Texas A&M Corpus Christi)
Assistant Coach Tournament
Bacari Alexander (Michigan)
Alvin Brooks (Houston)
Steve Robinson (North Carolina)
Dwayne Stephens (Michigan State)