DALLAS, Texas – Wichita State men’s basketball head coach Gregg Marshall was named the 2014 UPS National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I Coach of the Year, the NABC announced on Wednesday.
He will receive the award on Sunday, April 6, at the annual AT&T NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show at The Music Hall at Fair Park, beginning at 6 p.m. CDT.
This is Marshall’s fourth postseason coaching honor. He was also named the 2014 United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) District VI Coach of the Year, the 2014 Henry Iba Coach of the Year and the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Coach of the Year.
About Gregg Marshall:
A year after reaching the NCAA Final Four in Atlanta, Marshall’s Shockers continued their superb play throughout the 2013-14 season, becoming the first unbeaten team to enter the NCAA tournament since UNLV in 1991. Wichita State earned one of the four top seeds this year and won its first 35 games before losing to Kentucky in the third round of the NCAA tournament. The Shockers set the NCAA record for wins in a regular-season (31) and before the NCAA tournament (34).
In his seven seasons at Wichita State, Marshall’s teams have a 174-71 record for a winning percentage of 71 percent. His career winning percentage over the course of 16 seasons as a head coach is just about the same, having guided Winthrop for nine seasons with seven NCAA tournament appearances.
2014 UPS NABC Coaches of the Year
Division I: Gregg Marshall, Wichita State
Division II: Kim Anderson, Central Missouri
Division III: Pat Miller, UW-Whitewater
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, MO, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches.
All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.com.