Kelvin Sampson Named Gaines National Coach of the Year

The Gaines Awards will be presented during the 60th annual NSMA Awards Banquet on June 24 inside Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C. Tickets and sponsorships may be purchased by clicking here .
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Earlier this year, Sampson was recognized as the American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and the National Association of Basketball Coaches District 25 Coach of the Year, earning each of those awards for the second straight season.


Can a guy get some love here?

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Awesome! When was the last time a ‘coach if the year’ was the HC at UH? And to think he just signed a contract extension. Yeah baby!!!

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Well deserved.

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Quick trivia - Name the most famous player to play for Clarence “Big House” Gaines at Winston-Salem State. Without googling of course.

Congratulations Coach Sampson. A well deserved honor for sure.

Stephen A. Smith

I think he probably played for Big Mouth Gaines.

The correct answer is Earl The Pearl Monroe


Congrats to Coach Sampson.

RICHLY deserved!!!


We Coogs are so proud of Coach Sampson,Lauren and the whole family ! They are a total class act and bring nothing but honor to our great University !
Go Coogs !


The fact that Mrs. Sampson does all she does to make a family atmosphere for the players cannot be overestimated. She is an important member of the team, be it unofficial.

I am just thrilled that to have their whole family involved with our team.