Results for Best Boys Basketball Coach 2014
Advancing to the regional tournament in his first four season as head coach, Nelson progressed each year with last season - his fourth season - being the year he led the team over the hump to earn their first state championship.
Cada's teams have won the last two Class 5A state titles, winning 50 of 52 games. His 19-year record is 305-178 with four overall state titles.
Thorson (426-123) had guided the Islanders to 11 state tournaments, bringing the championship home five times, including back-to-back Class AA titles in 1998 and 1999 and back-to-back Class AAA titles in 2012 and 2013.
Robison was 337-103 in 19 years heading into this season, with three state crowns in nine state title game appearances. He's gone 179-30 in the last nine years, and West played in a state record six straight title games from 2007-12.
In 43 seasons of coaching high school basketball, Luitjens is 732-302. He has spent 36 of those years at Custer, and is is a member of the South Dakota Hall of Fame. His 1990 team went undefeated. He is also in the South Dakota Coaches Asso...
Davidson set a high bar by winning the 1A state championship his first season, 2010. He hasn't disappointed since, going 81-20 and advancing to the final in 2012 and the semis last year.