Monday, April 9, 2012

Head Men's Basketball Coach Matt Neil Receives National Award

Hope men's basketball coach Matt Neil has been named the Division III Coach of the Year. One of 10 finalists, Neil was presented the Glenn Robinson National Coach of the Year award on March 30 in New Orleans, site of the men's Division I final four, by the website collegeinsider.com. The award is presented annually to the top division III men's basketball coach and was named after the longtime Franklin & Marshall basketball coach Glenn Robinson who has has over 800 wins and is currently 12th on the all-time collegiate wins list.

Coach Neil is also a finalist for the 2012 John McLendon National Coach of the Year. The John McLendon award, sponsored by the website collegeinsider.com, is presented annually to the head coach encompassing all collegiate levels (NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA and JUCO).

Previously this year, Matt was named the NCAA Division III Great Lakes District Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and d3hoops.com. In his first two seasons as coach he has led the Flying Dutchmen to back-to-back conference championships and appearances in the NCAA Division III championships. This year's team posted a 27-2 record to improve Neil's two-year mark to 50-9.

Posted 4/09/2012 02:35:00 PM

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