NABC Cliff Wells Appreciation Award

 

Named after the former high school and college coach, the Cliff Wells Appreciation Award recognizes individuals whose efforts have made a significant impact on the NABC.

 

1974 Tom Scott, Davidson
Eddie Einhorn, TVS
Arthur Bergstrom, NCAA Official
1976 Joe Dean, Converse
Ray Marquette, USBWA
John Goldner, Madison Square Garden
1977 Bob Hillyard, Hillyard Company
Grady Lewis, Converse
Al Saake, Hawaii
1980 Ed Steitz, Springfield
1981 Ernie Casale, Temple
1982 Roal Sorenson, Sorenson-Christian Co.
1983 Bob Knight, Army
1984 Ray Meyer, DePaul
1985 Marv Harshman, Washington
1986 Joyce St. John, NABC
1987 Bill Wall, ABAUSA
1988 Walter Byers, NCAA
1989 Ralph Miller, Oregon State
1990 Abe Lemons, Oklahoma State
1991 C.M. Newton, Kentucky
1992 Dick Schultz, NCAA
1994 Vic Bubas, Sun Belt Conference
1995 Tom Butters, Duke
1996 Billy Packer, CBS Sports
1997 Bob Frederick, Kansas
1998 Jerry Krause, Army
1999 Joe Tydlaska, NABC
2000 Dick Vitale, ESPN
2001 Reggie Minton, NABC
Jim Host, Host Communications Inc.
2002 Arthur McAfee, Morehouse
2003 Jim Carolus, Hillyard Company
Bob Roth, Hillyard Company
2004 Rick Leddy, NABC
2005 Hank Nichols, NCAA Official
2007 Kay Barnes, Mayor of Kansas City, Mo.
Bill Hall, Hall Family Foundation
2008 George Raveling, Nike, Inc.
2009 Myles Brand, NCAA
2011 Dan Guerrero, UCLA
2013 David Berst, NCAA
2014 Carey Harveycutter, Salem Civic Center
2016 Gary Heise, Premier Sports Management
2018 Mike Slive, SEC
2019 Joe Mitch, USBWA
2021 Jim Delany, Big Ten Conference
2022 Brett Fuller, NABC Committee on Racial Reconciliation