Posted on April 2, 2013 at 7:50 PM
Sunday, Nov 10 at 7:31 AM
SPOKANE – After directing Whitworth to a second straight 26-4 season, Pirate men’s basketball coach Matt Logie has been named a finalist for the Glenn Robinson National Coach of the Year award.
The award is presented annually to the top division III men's basketball coach and is named after the longtime coach at Franklin & Marshall. Robinson has over 800 wins and is currently twelfth on the all-time wins list. He has taken F&M to NCAA Division III tournament 22 times, including five final-four appearances.
Whitworth reached the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 for the second time in Logie’s second season as Pirate head coach. The team finished 26-4 overall and 14-2 in the Northwest Conference, winning a fourth straight undisputed NWC crown. The Pirates accomplished all of this despite the graduation of three starters from the 2011-12 season, including All-Region honorees Felix Friedt and Idris Lasisi.
Logie coached Wade Gebbers to First Team All-NWC and First Team All-Region (D3hoops.com) honors in 2013. In addition, Dustin McConnell earned First Team All-NWC and Colton McCargar received Second Team All-Conference honors.
Logie has accumulated a won-loss record of 52-8 in two years as Whitworth’s head coach.
The other finalists for the Robinson Award are: Chris Bartley (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Luke Flockerzi (Rochester), David Hixon (Amherst), Steve Howes (Catholic), Mike Maker (Williams), Mike Miller (Alvernia), Todd Raridon (North Central), Michael Schauer (Wheaton), Bob Semling (UW-Stevens Point), Jim Shaw (Rose-Hulman), Tom Spanbauer (Cortland State), Johnny Tauer (St. Thomas), Kevin Vande Streek (Calvin) and Bob Walsh (Rhode Island College).
The 2013 award will be presented on April 5 at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet in Atlanta, site of the men's NCAA Basketball Championship.