May 23, 2012
STANFORD, Calif.- Stanford's Anne and Tony Joseph Director of Men's Basketball Johnny Dawkins has been elected to the board of directors for the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Dawkins, who is 75-59 in four seasons at the helm of the Cardinal, replaces outgoing NABC President Ernie Kent. Stevenson University's Gary Stewart was also appointed to the NABC board of directors on Tuesday along with Dawkins.
In just his first four seasons as a head coach at any level, Dawkins has continued to make an impact on one of college basketball's most accomplished programs.
Dawkins' contributions since arriving on The Farm have come in the form of both team and individual successes. In addition to guiding Stanford to a pair of postseason appearances, highlighted by the 2012 NIT championship, Dawkins also oversaw Landry Fields' progression from key reserve to all-league performer and eventual NBA Draft pick.
The last two seasons have also featured a noticeable upgrade in roster talent, with the addition of a top-20 six-player recruiting class two years ago and the emergence of Pac-12 All-Freshman Team selection Chasson Randle in 2011-12. Randle became the fourth player to earn All-Freshman Team accolades during Dawkins' tenure following a six-year period in which only two Cardinal rookies were honored.
Dawkins, 48, became Stanford's 17th head coach on Apr. 28, 2009, after completing 11 years as a member of the Duke coaching staff. For the previous nine seasons (2000-08), Dawkins served as Duke's associate head coach and began his coaching career as an assistant in 1998-99.
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About the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest "Phog" Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men's basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today's student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.org.