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Angelo Roncalli
03-14-2010, 11:17 AM
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.

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/gonz/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/NABCDISTRICT3-14-10.pdf

BlueVoodoo07
03-14-2010, 11:22 AM
Nice job Mark!!!

Bocco
03-14-2010, 11:24 AM
A well deserved honor for coach Few.

willandi
03-14-2010, 11:26 AM
Congrats to Few and Gonzaga!!

Kong-Kool-Aid
03-14-2010, 11:31 AM
If you were wondering, these are the schools in District 9

District 9
BIG WEST (9)
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Riverside
UC Santa Barb.
Cal Poly
Cal St. Fullerton
Cal St. Northridge
Long Beach St.
Pacific
WEST COAST (8)
Gonzaga
Loyola Marymount
Pepperdine
Portland
St. Mary's (Cal.)
San Diego
San Francisco
Santa Clara

IdahoZagFan
03-14-2010, 11:37 AM
This honor is very well deserved. It has been quite a year! No doubt all the newbies were a challenge.

We also have to recognize that Coach Few has done an amazing job of assemblling other great coaches and staff to assist in his success.