WSU’s Gregg Marshall named Naismith Coach of the Year

File. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
File. (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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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