It takes an unbelievable amount of wisdom, craftiness and motivational skills to be an elite college basketball coach. Only the best of the best get consideration for the Coach of the Year award.
Basketball winters are long, and it takes perseverance and poise to lead teams to late-season success.
The 2011-2012 season features some remarkable displays of coaching brilliance, but it is tough to decide who exactly are the front runners for Coach of the Year honors.
Let's take a look at the top candidates for the award.