Wichita State basketball coach Gregg Marshall was named NCAA Division I Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Marshall has also earned Coach of the Year honors from the United State Basketball Writers Association, CBSSports.com and the Missouri Valley Conference. The NABC honor triggers a $50,000 performance incentive in his contract. He is 174-71 in seven seasons at Wichita State. The Shockers went 35-1 in 2013-14 and won the MVC title before earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. They advanced to the third round before losing to eighth-seeded Kentucky 78-76.
The competition, at SMU’s Moody Coliseum, will be shown at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
Eastern Kentucky’s Marcus Lewis, Bradley’s Walt Lemon Jr., Ronald Roberts Jr. of St. Joseph’s, Mike Craig of Southern Mississippi, Baylor’s Cory Jefferson, Michigan State’s Adreian Payne and Chase Fieler of Florida Gulf Coast will also compete.
On April 12, WSU will play in a tournament at Blue Valley West High. The Shockers will split into two teams, with former Shocker Chelsey Feekin setting for one, and play against Illinois, Arkansas State, Kansas State, Drake and others. On April 19, UMKC, Nebraska-Omaha and Newman will scrimmage and practice with WSU at Koch Arena. Admission is free and the volleyball begins at 9 a.m.
On April 26, WSU coaches and players will hold a coaching clinic. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. and the clinic runs until 6 p.m. Cost is $100. For more information contact director of operations Shannon Lamb at (316) 978-5549 or firstname.lastname@example.org.