Men's Basketball Coaches Corner


Summer Update 2015

Aug. 1, 2015

NAC Motion: Recommend Synergy as the sole provider of game tape exchange/breakdown for the entire NAIA including the National Tournament.
Coaches Vote: APPROVED
EE Recommendation: DENY

Coaches Motion: Form a task force to reevaluate the selection process for officials at the national tournament.
Discussion: Recommendation to withdrawal as Bob Lade is heading that task force from the National Office already. 

Coaches Motion: The final rating to determine national qualifiers shall occur at the end of the regular season and prior to conference tournaments.
RR Recommendation: Deny
NAC Vote: Denied

NAC Motion: NAIA Coaches Associations must have a quorum (at least 50% of eligible voters) in order for a sport motion to be heard by the National Administrative Council. All voting will be completed using an online process following the business meeting in order to ensure all head coaches have an opportunity to vote. Motions will still be presented and discussed at the Annual Business meeting. If desired, a “straw poll” can be taken by those present to determine if a motion will be opened for vote to the full coaches association. APPROVED

Declaration of Intent - If a Varsity program will not fulfill the Declaration of Intent commitment, the deadline to undeclare is four weeks prior to the start of postseason competition. 

Postseason Team Rosters Postseason rosters will be filled out via the SIDHelp admin website. You must have an account in order to fill out a postseason roster. If you don't have an account, please sign up and create your won. Your access will be granted (usually) within 24 hours.

Reporting Statistics - All official game statistics must be submitted by each institution within 72 hours of completion of a contest via Dakstats Websync. Should a member institution fail to file statistical information on any athlete for two consecutive weeks or a total of four weeks during the national statistical reporting period; the institution shall be penalized in the following manner: The first violation will be a warning. A second violation (first penalty), will be a $500 fine. The third violation will be a $1,000 fine and a loss of postseason awards. the fourth violation will be a $1,000 fine and will be addressed at the discretion of the Council.

Reporting Results- In order for schools to be eligible for ratings, results from contestes must be reported to the NAIA Scoreboard within 24 hours of the completion of the contest.

Official Ball - 
Spalding TF1000 Legacy Basketball is the official championship ball of the NAIA. 



Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Team Award - February 15

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete - February 15

Division II All-Conference Teams - March 2

Division II All-American Awards - March 2

Division I All-Conference Teams - March 9

Division I All-American Awards - March 9

Champions of Character Individual Award - February 17

Scholar Team Award - June 30, 2016

A full list of the NAIA National Awards can be found on the Forms Page


National Office Event Managers: Mike Higgins and Justin Glenn

National Office Event Manager: Austin Bennett


President: Sean Hanrahan, Warner University 
1st Vice President: Jason Shelton, Freed-Hardeman University
2nd Vice President: Oliver Drake, Midland University
Secretary: Jeff Britt, Bethel University
Past President: Joe Niland, University of Mobile

Division I NAC Liaison: Lori Thomas, Heart of America Athletic Conference
Division II NAC Liasion: Dr. Scott Crawford, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference

NABC Convention - March 31-April 4, 2016 - Houston, TX
NAIA-NABC Annual Business Meeting - April 1, 2016 - Houston, TX


5-Year Calendar  |  National Awards & Forms | DI Qualification Plan | DII Qualification Plan 

Coaches Manual (August 2015)
Includes Important Dates, Postseason Competition, Postseason Rosters, Reporting Results & Statistics, NAIA-NABC Standing Committees, Basketball Rating Manual, Leadership Responsibilities, In-Game Statistics Worksheet, Statistics Summary, NAIA-NABC Business Meeting Minutes, NAIA-NABC Constitution, National Championship Bracket



Weekly ratings will be posted online by 5:00pm (central) on Tuesdays. Ratings include games played Monday through Sunday.

The 2015-2016 Division I ratings dates are:

Preseason - Oct. 27
Rating #1 - Dec. 8
Rating #2 - Jan. 5
Rating #3 - Jan. 12
Rating #4 - Jan. 19
Rating #5 - Jan. 26
Rating #6 - Feb. 2
Rating #7 - Feb. 9
Rating #8 - Feb. 16
Rating #9 - Feb. 23
Rating #10 - Mar. 1
Final Rating - Mar. 9
Postseason - Mar. 30  

The 2015-2016 Division II ratings dates are:

Preseason - Oct. 27
Rating #1 - Dec. 1
Rating #2 - Dec. 8
Rating #3 - Jan. 5
Rating #4 - Jan. 12
Rating #5 - Jan. 19
Rating #6 - Jan. 26
Rating #7 - Feb. 2
Rating #8 - Feb. 9
Rating #9 - Feb 16
Rating #10 - Feb. 23
Final Rating - Mar. 2
Postseason - Mar. 23

National Player of the Week nominations are due on Tuesdays by noon (central). Nominations must be submitted by the conference/independenct SID/contact and filled out completely in SIDHelp 

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER INFO - DIVISION I Potential Qualifier Packet (General Info, Opening Round, Final Site.) Potential qualifier information is available four to six weeks prior to the championship.
Local Host Site Info

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER INFO - DIVISION II Potential Qualifier Packet (General Info, Opening Round, Final Site.) Potential qualifier information is available four to six weeks prior to the championship.
Local Host Site Info



Stat Training Videos
Live Stats/Webcasting How-To Guide
All-American Certificates/Extra Plaques/Awards


The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) claims its right as the "Guardians of the Game" with a membership of more than 5,000 men's coaches. The membership extends from high school through all ranks of collegiate basketball.


Character-Driven Coaching Course — All new NAIA coaches must complete the course within the first 60 days from the effective date of employment.

Conduct in Competition Guide Procedures for all NAIA Contests  — This guide offers practical recommendations for home and visiting insititution review of their responsibilities before, during and after the game to meet the NAIA standards for behavior during all NAIA competition.

Open Dates — free online posting service for NAIA members to advertise or search for open competition dates to compete their regular season.