Kudos for Zags Cach Few

Few Named a Naismith Coach of the Year Candidate

Zags’ head coach has led GU to another No. 1 ranking this season


ATLANTA – Gonzaga men’s basketball Head Coach Mark Few was one of 15 late season candidates for the 2019 Werner Ladder Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Wednesday.


Virginia’s Tony Bennett was named last year’s Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year. Few received the honor in 2017.


Few has guided the Bulldogs to an incredible 27-2 record thus far, which marks their 12th straight season with at least 25 wins. He also led GU to its seventh straight WCC regular season title. Gonzaga had its third and fourth number-one rankings in program history this season.


The list will be narrowed down to four finalists in March. The award winner will be announced in April.


2019 Werner Ladder Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year Late Season Candidates

Rick Barnes Tennessee SEC
Chris Beard Texas Tech Big 12
John Beilein Michigan Big Ten
Tony Bennett Virginia ACC
Mark Few Gonzaga WCC
Tom Izzo Michigan State Big Ten
Mike Krzyzewski Duke ACC
Chris Mack Louisville ACC
Eric Musselman Nevada Mountain West
Nate Oats Buffalo MAC
Matt Painter Purdue Big Ten
Kelvin Sampson Houston AAC
Roy Williams North Carolina ACC
Steve Wojciechowski Marquette BIG EAST
Mike Young Wofford SoCon