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The Webfoot Awards: Vote for Best Coach of 2014/15

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Oregon is home to many powerhouse athletic programs, led by some of the most innovative and experienced coaches in the country. But which coach was the best in 2014/15?

Head Oregon track and field coach Robert Johnson (and an unsuspecting reporter) got a Powerade shower during his post-NCAA championship interview
Head Oregon track and field coach Robert Johnson (and an unsuspecting reporter) got a Powerade shower during his post-NCAA championship interview
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Dana Altman

Under Altman, Oregon men’s basketball ended Pac-12 play with a 13-5 record and landed in second place in the conference. Altman was also named Pac-12 Coach of the Year.

In post-season play, Oregon made it to the Pac-12 Tournament Championship game – falling to Arizona. The Ducks were given a No. 8 seed in their third consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament, and beat Oklahoma State in the second round (79-73). Oregon's run at a national title was shut down by Wisconsin in the next round (72-65).

Mark Helfrich

Oregon football had another successful season under the reign of Helfrich. Highlights include: ending Michigan State's 11-game winning streak and earning a No. 2 ranking going into Week 3, redeeming a mid-season loss to Arizona in a 51-13 blowout of the Wildcats in the Pac-12 Championship, shutting down Jameis Winston and the Seminoles in a 59-20 victory at the Rose Bowl, and making an appearance in the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship.

Robert Johnson

In Johnson's third season as head coach, Oregon track and field dominated both the indoor and outdoor track and field competition. The men’s team earned national indoor and outdoor titles, and the women snagged the outdoor title. Prior to the NCAA meet, the Oregon women earned their seventh consecutive Pac-12 title, and the men won their ninth straight conference title.

Johnson was named the 2015 NCAA Divison I Coach of the Year for men's and women's outdoor track and field by USTFCCCA; he was also named the 2015 NCAA Division I men's indoor Coach of the Year.

Mike White

Coach White led Oregon to a 51-8-0 (21-3-0, Pac-12) record and a third consecutive Pac-12 title. Oregon softball earned it's second No. 1 ranking under White in 2015, as well as made it's third Women's College World Series appearance. Oregon entered the WCWS ranked No. 2, but the Ducks went two-and-out in Oklahoma City.

Coach White and his assistants were named the 2015 NFCA Pacific Region Coaching Staff of the Year. This was the third straight year that the Oregon softball coaching staff has received the award.