Few Named AP Coach of the Year
Gonzaga Head Coach tabbed top coach
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga men’s basketball Head Coach Mark Few was named the Associated Press College Basketball Coach of the Year Thursday.
The AP College Basketball Coach of the Year was selected by a national panel of sports journalists who based their selections on outstanding coaching and leadership during the 2016-17 college basketball season.
Few has guided the Zags to the program’s first-ever appearance in the Final Four with a 36-1 record. The 36 wins is a new program record for most victories in a single season. It marks the 10th straight season with at least 25 wins, and third 30-win season in program history. The Bulldogs earned the top-seed in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament and had its second number one ranking in program history this season.
Few led GU to the program’s fifth consecutive West Coast Conference regular-season championship and its fifth straight WCC tournament championship. He was named WCC Coach of the Year for the 11th time.
Gonzaga faces seventh-seeded South Carolina in the national semifinals Saturday at 3:09 p.m.