Survey: Assistant Most Ready To Be A Head Coach

Last year, we started the tradition of surveying college assistant coaches around the country. We asked them to questions ranging from national coach of the year to whom the best assistants in the business are. This week, we'll release the results from a survey of over 40 coaches. Here are the results in the category of "Most Ready To Be A Head Coach."

  • Over 40 asssistant coaches were asked to vote for the assistant they felt was most ready to be a head coach. Coaches were not allowed to vote for members of their own staff.


Assistant Most Ready To Be A Head Coach

John Pelphrey, Florida (repeat winner)

Runner-Ups (five-way tie), Most Ready To Be A Head Coach


Left to Right

Sean Sutton, Oklahoma State; Sean Miller, Xavier; Paul Biancardi, Ohio State

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Neil Dougherty, Kansas; Johnny Dawkins, Duke


High Honorable Mention


       Tom Herrion, Virginia; Dave Dickerson, Maryland, Frank Haith, Texas 


Brian Gregory, Michigan State; Mike Anderson, Arkansas; Jay John, Arizona

Also Receiving Votes: Derek Thomas, UNLV; Tod Kowalczyk, Marquette; Ted Woodward, Maine; Jeff Battle, Wake Forest; James Holland, Georgia; Kevin Clark, St. John's; Tony Bennett, Wisconsin; Mike Sutton, Kentucky; Don Anderson, Mount St. Mary's; Dan Peters, Cincinnati; Robert Kirby, Mississippi State; Stan Jones, Mississippi State; Sean Kearney, Notre Dame; Jim Rosborough, Arizona; Todd Lee, UC-Irvine; Mike Garland, Michigan State; Rodeny Tention, Arizona; Dino Gaudio, Wake Forest.


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