STANFORD, Calif.- Anne & Tony Joseph Director of Men’s Basketball Johnny Dawkins was recently announced as one of 15 finalists for the 2014 Ben Jobe Award, 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. Jobe is best known as the head coach of the Southern University, a position he held for 12 seasons. Jobe also served as head coach at Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Talladega, Tuskegee and South Carolina State.
Other finalists include Tommy Amaker (Harvard), Roman Banks (Southern), Ron Hunter (Georgia State), James Jones (Yale), Mike Jones (Radford), Joe Jones (Boston University), Danny Manning (Tulsa), Cuonzo Martin (Tennessee), Rob Murphy (Eastern Michigan), LeVelle Moton (North Carolina Central), Kevin Ollie (Connecticut), Monte Ross (Delaware), Gary Waters (Cleveland State) and Willis Wilson (Texas A&M Corpus Christi).
The winner of the 2014 Ben Jobe Award will be announced at the CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet on April 4 in Dallas, site of the Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
Despite losing two starters and two key reserves to season-ending injuries, Stanford (23-13) advanced to the Sweet 16 for only the fifth time in school history following upsets of New Mexico (58-53) and Kansas (60-57) in its first NCAA Tournament appearance in six years. The Cardinal reached the 20-win plateau for the third time under Dawkins, who has compiled a 117-87 overall record during his six years on The Farm, which also includes a 2012 Postseason NIT title. Dawkins is a member of the NABC board of directors and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Ethics Coalition.