Results for Best Boys Basketball Coach 2014

Total Votes: 3,803

Benjamin Nelson

Milnor, ND

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.

Total Votes: 17,190

Cary Cada

Boise, ID

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.

Total Votes: 5,447

Dave Thorson

Minneapolis, MN

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.

Total Votes: 28,274

Doug Robison

Billings, MT

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.

Total Votes: 277

Larry Luitjens

Custer, SD

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...

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Total Votes: 70

Matt Davidson

Burlington, WY

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.