(Former head coach, University of Hawaii)
CHAIRMAN OF THE SELECTION COMMITTEE
Hawaii's all-time winningest coach, Wallace put Hawaii on the college basketball map. Under his guidance, the Rainbow Warriors went to the NCAA Tournament three times. Nine of the school's 12 postseason appearances came during Wallace's tenure, which included a school-record streak of four from 2001-2004. Wallace began his college coaching career in 1967. After earning his master’s degree in education from Illinois, he coached at Centenary for nine seasons under three different head coaches. During his stay, Wallace recruited Robert Parish who went on to have a Hall of Fame career with the Boston Celtics. Including his three seasons at Seminole JC, Wallace finished his career with 417 wins.
(Former head coach, Wisconsin-Stevens Point)
Bennett, the winningest coach in UWSP history with (200-56) led the program to back-to-back Divsion III National Championships in 2004 and 2005. In 33 years as a coach at the collegiate and high school level, Bennett had just one losing season. In 2011 CollegeInsider.com established the Jack Bennett Award, which will be presented annually to a non-Division I coach who best exemplifies winning with integrity.
(Former head coach, Monmouth University)
Calloway spent 14 seasons as the head coach at Monmouth leading the program to three NCAA Tournaments (2001, 2004, 2006). Calloway played for Monmouth before starting his coaching career there as a graduate assistant in 1991.
(Former, head coach, Charleston Southern)
A college basketball coach nearly 25 years, Conrad spent the past 8 seasons as a scout with the Orlando Magic. He led Charleston Southern to its first ever NCAA Tournament bid in 1997 and advanced to the conference semifinals or Big South Championship three times. He also coached at ETSU, UNC Asheville, St. Michaels College, Kentucky Wesleyan College (1981-83) his alma mater, Old Dominion.
(Former head coach, University of Maryland)
Driesell finished his coaching career with an impressive record of 786-394. He took four programs (Davidson, Georgia State, James Madison and Maryland) to the NCAA Tournament and is the only coach in history to win 100 games at four different schools. He is known as the inventor of Midnight Madness and was named the conference coach of the year in four different conferences.
(Former head coach, University of Georgia, Jacksonville)
When Durham retired in 2005, he ranked 8th among active Division I coaches in career wins with 633 wins and was the 25th winningest Division I coach in history. He is the only coach in NCAA history to be the all-time winningest coach at three different Division I schools and is one of just 11 coaches to have led two different teams to the NCAA Final Four (Florida State and Georgia).
(Former head coach, Bucknell University)
Flannery led Bucknell to new heights. In 2004-05 the Bison finished the season with a 24-9 record, captured the Patriot League championship and defeated Kansas in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The following season Bucknell won a school-record 27 games and was ranked in the Top 25 for the first time in school history.
(Former All-American at Kent State)
Gates, a seven-time Pro Bowler, is one of the most highly decorated tight ends in NFL history. Named to the NFL's All-Decade Team (2000-09), Gates starred in basketball at Kent State (2001-03) where he was an honorable mention AP All-America as senior and led the Golden Flashes to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament and a school-best No. 12 finish in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll. In 2003 the San Diego Chargers signed Gates as free agent.
(Former coach and NCAA Administrator)
After time as an assistant coach at the University of Houston and the University of Maine, Arthur spent three years as Assistant Director of Professional Development with the NCAA. He is now entering his eighth season as the Director of Player Development with the San Diego Chargers. In 2007 Hightower received the NFL's Winston-Shell Award for commitment and dedication to developing unique and innovative ideas and solutions.
(Former head coach, University of Illinois, New Mexico State)
Upon his retirement in 2005, Henson was the sixth all-time winningest coach in career wins with 779 and is the all-time winningest at New Mexico State University with 289 wins. He is one of only 11 coaches to take two different schools to the NCAA Final Four (New Mexico State and Illinois.
(Former head coach, University of San Diego)
In 13 seasons Holland compiled a record of 200-176. The two-time WCC Coach of the Year, Holland led the Toreros to the NCAA Tournament in 2003. The last player ever recruited by the legendary John Wooden Holland helped UCLA to four Pac-10 Championships. The 14th overall selection by the Los Angeles Lakers and a member of the 1980 NBA Championship team.
(Former All-American, Northern Colorado)
Jackson, who still holds numerous football records at the University of Northern Colorado, led the basketball team in scoring (13.6) in his junior season. As a sophomore he averaged 10.6 points per game. Jackson didn't play basketball in his final season at UNC to focus on a professional football career. Jackson was named to his third Pro Bowl in 2013, his first with Tampa Bay
(Former head coach, Southern University)
In 12 years at Southern, Jobe compiled a 209-141 record, led the Jaguars to the NCAA tournament four times, went to the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) once, won five Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships, won 11 Southwestern Athletic Conference Championships, and won two NAIA Tournament Championships.
(Former head coach, Western Illinois University)
The 1998-99 Mid-Continent Conference Coach of the Year led Western Illinois to three consecutive top-three regular-season finishes and three consecutive Mid-Continent Conference tournament title games (1995-97). Kerwin led Western Illinois to its first 20-win season in 12 years. He began his career as an assistant at the University of Oklahoma (1984-89), helping the Sooners to six NCAA Tournaments.
(Former head coach, University of Hawaii, Centenary College)
Little won 203 games in 14 seasons as a head coach at Hawaii and Centenary College. He averaged 20 wins a season during his time at Centenary. His 1974-75 team, which included future Basketball Hall of Famer, Robert Parish, finished 25-4.
(Former head coach, Morehead State University)
Macy coached Morehead State University for nine seasons, leading the program to its most wins (20) in 19 seasons in 2003. A three-time All-America selection, he became the first Kentucky player ever to be named consensus Southeastern Conference (SEC) Player of the Year.
(Former head coach, Mount Saint Mary's University)
Phelan coached for 49 seasons, all of them at Mount St. Mary's University, and became just the fourth coach in NCAA history to eclipse the 800-win plateau. During his career, his teams won 830 games. He is the all-time leader in games coached with 1,354 across all NCAA divisions.
Art Santo Domingo
(President of Cable Car Classic)
Santo Domingo founded the Cable Car Classic in 1967 with Harry Jupiter. The Cable Car Classic is the longest running holiday tournament in the nation.
(Former head coach, East Carolina)
The former women's basketball coach (East Carolina, Winston-Salem State, & Southeastern), is now an ordained minister. Dee had the pleasure of coaching some very talented players during her 18 year career in coaching. Dee took ECU to within 6 points of a NCAA Tournament appearance in 1999, falling to eventual champion and 6th ranked Old Dominion University.
(Former head coach, University of Detroit Mercy)
The second-winningest coach in Detroit Mercy history, Watson posted nine consecutive winning seasons (1996-2004). His teams claimed three regular-season conference titles and two NCAA Tournament berths, posting wins over St. John's University (1998) and UCLA (1999). The Titans' four consecutive 20-win seasons (1998-2001) is a school record.
(Former head coach, UMKC)
Rich enjoyed success wherever he coached. In 1991 he led Saint Francis to its first winning season since 1969. That same season he was named NEC Coach of the Year. He posted winning records in four of his six seasons at UMKC and was named Mid-Continent Coach of the Year in 2005. He left with the highest winning percentage in school history.
TOURNAMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The following will serve in a advisory capacity, helping consult on the organization and execution of the tournament.
Rick Boyages (Associate Commissioner, Big Ten Conference)
Clarence Gaines (Coach/son of legendary Clarence "Big House" Gaines)
Ed Grom (Commissioner, Great West Conference)
Don Harnum (Director of Athletics, Rider University)
Jim Harrick (Former head coach, UCLA, Georgia, Rhode Island)
Gene Keady (Special Assistant, St. John's University)
Nolan Richardson (Former head coach, University of Arkansas)
Gary Stewart (Head Coach, Stevenson College and NABC board of directors)