WSU’s Gregg Marshall named Naismith Coach of the Year

Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall directs his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Drake, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa. Wichita State won 78-61. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall directs his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Drake, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa. Wichita State won 78-61. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita State University men’s basketball coach Gregg Marshall was named winner of the 2014 Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year Award on Sunday.

The honor was presented to Marshall at the Naismith Awards Welcome Brunch in Dallas.

Marshall was chosen from a group of finalists that also included University of Michigan Coach John Beilein, SMU Coach Larry Brown, University of Virginia Coach Tony Bennett and University of Florida Coach Bill Donovan.

With Marshall at the helm, the Shockers set an NCAA record by winning 31 regular-season games and were the first team to enter the NCAA Tournament undefeated since UNLV in 1991.

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