Gonzaga's Mark Few Named NABC District 9 Coach Of The Year
March 14, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Gonzaga University head men's basketball coach Mark Few has been named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 9 Coach of the Year.
Few took a squad that had 10 players at the beginning of the year who had never played a minute of NCAA Division I basketball and molded the team to win a 10th straight West Coast Conference regular-season championship with a 12-2 record, the longest current streak in the country and tied for the second-longest all time. The Bulldogs are 26-6 overall.
The 11th-year head coach who spent 10 years as a Bulldog assistant, is tied with Hank Anderson as the winningest coach in Gonzaga men's basketball history with 290 victories. Few's career record of 290-72 for a winning percentage of .801 makes him the winningest active coach in the NCAA Division I ranks ahead of the legendary Roy Williams of the University of North Carolina.
"Anytime you are honored by your peers it is special," Few said. "There are a lot of outstanding coaches in this district who had great years, and this honor is a reflection of our staff and players who strive to make Gonzaga better every day."
It's the third NABC honor for Few, who was the District 14 selection in 2002 and 2006. The NABC has since re-aligned its districts.
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