Manchester University M Association Claude Wolfe Coach of the Year

Each year at the Homecoming football game, this award is presented to an M Association member who, by his or her achievements and contributions in athletic coaching, brings honor to our college and the memory of Coach Wolfe. The award can be based either on outstanding success in the past year or on accomplishments over the course of a several-year career.

Selection is made by Association officers from nominations by the membership, which includes all past "M" letter winners. Nominations must be received before Dec. 31.


Burt Paddock '97: The Class of 2008 M Association Hall of Fame inductee has taken his playing skills and hoops knowledge to the National Association of Intercollegiate Association's institution with remarkable results. In nine seasons, the Panthers have advanced to the Final Four three times as part of eight straight national tournament appearances. His career record is 246-67, good for a winning percentage of 78.5. Paddock's also led DU to four Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference championships and mentoring 13 student-athletes who have earned All-American honors.


Past Coach of the Year Recipients

1980 - Phil Weybright '68
1981 - Bob Barlow '72
1982 - Claude Wolfe '40
1983 - Richard Miller '61
1984 - Lamar Kilmer '63
1985 - James Andrews '69
1986 - John Hans '63
1987 - Terry Pettit '68
1988 - Mike Kelly '70
1989 - Harlan Frick '63
1990 - Dennis Horn '63
1991 - Al Smith '64
1992 - A.J. Rickard '62
1993 - Jim Noffsinger '69
1994 - Dave Geyer '62
1995 - Carmi Thornton '76
1996 - Jerry Minton '62
1997 - Steve Neff '73
1998 - Ron Hecklinski '78
1998 - Mike DeBord '77
1999 - Doug Miller '76
2000 - Gary Scott '71
2001 - Mark Heeter '87
2002 - Gary Goshert '73
2003 - Dave McCollough '79
2004 - Bill Patrick '53
2005 - Wayne Kreiger '64
2006 - Mark Miller '75
2007 - Jeff Adamson '86
2008 - Scott Mannering '79
2009 - Allen Shockney '63
2010 - Carla Paschen ’83 Herschberger
2011 - Linda Allen '84 Bamrick
2012 - Allen Mack '87
2013 - Scott Krieger '88
2014 - George Gilbert '78
2015 - Andy McClain '91
2016 - Jed Freels '84