The Commonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky will present the Rupp Cup to UK men’s basketball head coach John Calipari on Thursday, April 23 as the recipient of the Adolph Rupp Coach of the Year.
The Commonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky was founded in 1972 as a non-profit organization to preserve the legacy of Coach Adolph F. Rupp of the University of Kentucky while recognizing excellence in the Division I ranks of Men’s College Basketball. All of the original club members either played for Coach Rupp or had a close connection with him.
The CAC of Kentucky national voting panel is assembled by invitation and includes active and retired coaches, active and retired sportswriters, and active and retired college sports administrators.
Coach Calipari became the first two-time recipient of the Rupp Cup, winning the award previously in 2010. This year, he received 85 percent of the first-place ballots, winning the honor over Tony Bennett of Virginia.