MBB: Scott Cross is a Hugh Durham National COY finalist / District 23 COY
March 21, 2012
BOSTON - The twenty-one finalists for the 2012 Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year are: Tommy Amaker (Harvard), Randy Bennett (Saint Mary's), Tim Cluess (Iona), Bryce Drew (Valparaiso), Bruiser Flint (Drexel), Gregg Marshall (Wichita State), Greg McDermott (Creighton), Dan Monson (Long Beach State), Steve Prohm (Murray State) and Shaka Smart (VCU).
"That's a pretty impressive list of coaches," said longtime Georgia and Jacksonville coach Hugh Durham. "This season it seemed as though there were so many coaches that did outstanding jobs. There are a lot of wins on that list of finalists."
The Hugh Durham Award is given annually to the nation's top mid-major coach. In 2005 the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Coach of the Year award was renamed in honor of Hugh Durham, the coaching legend who had retired at the end of the 2004-05 season. Durham is one of just twelve coaches to have led two different programs to the NCAA Final Four (Florida State in 1972 and Georgia in 1983). He is the only coach among that group to have led both schools to their lone Final Four appearance.
The winner will be announced at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet on March 30 in New Orleans, site of the men's NCAA Basketball Championship.
National Association of Basketball Coaches Announce
2012 Division I All-District Coaches
2012 NABC DIVISION I ALL-DISTRICT COACHES
District 1: Jimmy Patsos, Loyola (MD) Co-District 14: Keith Dambrot, Akron
District 2: Leonard Hamilton, Florida State Co-District 14: Rob Murphy, Eastern Michigan
District 3: Rick Byrd, Belmont District 15: Horace Broadnax, Savannah State
District 4: Fran Dunphy, Temple District 16: Gregg Marshall, Wichita State
District 5: Mike Brey, Notre Dame District 17: Steve Fisher, San Diego State
District 6: Wayne Tinkle, Montana Co-District 18: Jim Ferry, Long Island
District 7: Tom Izzo, Michigan State Co-District 18: Glenn Braica, St. Francis (NY)
District 8: Frank Haith, Missouri Co-District 18: Andrew Toole, Robert Morris
District 9: Dan Monson, Long Beach State District 19: Steve Prohm, Murray State
District 10: Bruiser Flint, Drexel District 20: Tad Boyle, Colorado
District 11: Larry Eustachy, Southern Mississippi District 21: John Calipari, Kentucky
District 12: Scott Nagy, South Dakota State District 22: Mike Young, Wofford
District 13: Tommy Amaker, Harvard District 23: Scott Cross, UT Arlington
District 24: Kermit Davis, Middle Tennessee State