The Winged Foot Award

Congratulations to Baylor University's Kim Mulkey and the University of Virginia's Tony Bennett, who led their teams to the 2019 Women's and Men's NCAA Division I Basketball Championships. The Club will honor these two coaches at the Winged Foot Award Banquet on Wednesday, May 8th.

The NYAC will celebrate of the magical seasons of coaches Tony Bennett and Kim Mulkey.  Basketball dignitaries, local area coaches and staff and alumni from both UVA and Baylor Universities will be in attendance. 

This is the 24th occasion on which the NYAC pays tribute to the finest coaches in college basketball by presenting them with the prestigious Winged Foot Award. It is a privilege to continue this tradition by honoring the 2019 winners of the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournaments: Tony Bennett, Men’s Head Basketball Coach of the University of Virginia, and Kim Mulkey, Baylor University’s Women’s Head Basketball Coach.  In addition to celebrating the victories of Coach Bennett, Coach Mulkey and their teams, the Club acknowledges the contributions that these coaches make to the lives of their players and their respective schools.

Past Winners

Dawn Staley
University of South Carolina

Kevin Ollie
University of Connecticut


Jay Wright

2016, 2018

Rick Pitino
University of Kentucky, University of Louisville

1996 & 2013

Geno Auriemma
University of Connecticut

2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016

Kim Mulkey
Baylor University

2005 & 2012

John Calipari
University of Kentucky


Jim Calhoun
University of Connecticut

1999, 2004, 2011

Gary Blair
Texas A&M University


Roy Williams
University of North Carolina

2008 & 2017

Bill Self
University of Kansas


Billy Donovan
University of Florida

2006 & 2007

Pat Summitt
University of Tennessee

2007 & 2008

Brenda Frese
University of Maryland


Jim Boeheim
Syracuse University


Gary Williams
University of Maryland


Mike Krzyewski
Duke University

2001, 2010 & 2015

Muffet McGraw
University of Notre Dame

2001, 2018

Tom Izzo
Michigan State University


Carolyn Peck
Purdue University


Tubby Smith
University of Kentucky


Lute Olson
University of Arizona

  • Coaches
    • Tim Burns
      Tim Burns graduated from George Mason University in 2007. He was a member of the 2006 Final Four team coached by Jim Larranaga, current head coach at the University of Miami.

      Upon graduating from George Mason, Tim moved to NYC to pursue a career in player development.

      Since 2011, Tim has worked extensively with the District Attorney's office on the "Saturday Night Lights" program. Aimed at keeping youth in neighborhoods of high crime off the street, the program offers free basketball training and mentoring year-round.

      Since 2013, Tim has worked with Excel Sports Agency to facilitate Pre-Draft training, which has featured multiple lottery and first and second round draft picks.

      Tim has been involved with the basketball program at the NYAC since 2014, winning the National Championship as an assistant coach and also as a player.

      Milton Lee
      Milton Lee is the NYAC members' A Team Coach as well as an NYAC Governor. He has been involved in NYAC basketball since 1995 and is a former player, head coach and chairman of NYAC Elite team. Milton led NYAC to seven NACAD national championships in a nine-year span and has been instrumental in recruiting players and members to the Club.

  • Roster
    • Elite team

      Nate Brown
      Pawel Buczak
      Zahir Carrington
      Ben Hazel
      Greg Kelley
      Gabe Knutson
      Nate Lubick
      Kareem Maddox
      Craig Moore
      Marcus Stout
      Jason Westrol
      Jesse Winter

      A Team

      Morgan Griff
      Liam Griff
      Jeb Helmers
      Mike Kentz
      Rob Lagno
      Ryan Mehra
      Matt Minoff
      Corey Stockmal
      Paul Vitelli
      JP Wilkinson 

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