Northeastern's Bill Coen finalist for Hugh Durham Coach of the Year Award

Northeastern's Bill Coen finalist for Hugh Durham Coach of the Year Award
March 13, 2013, 4:15 pm
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BOSTON -- Northeastern men’s basketball head coach Bill Coen is a finalist for the 2013 Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year Award, announced today (March 13). The award is given annually to the nation's top mid-major coach.

The recognition comes just one day after Coen was named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) District I Coach of the Year.

Coen has guided the Huskies to a 20-12 season, a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) regular-season championship, and an appearance in the CAA tournament championship game. The regular-season title was Northeastern’s first since joining the conference and the program’s first conference crown in 20 years. The tournament title game appearance also was a first for the program since joining the CAA in 2005-06. The Huskies, who are assured of at least an NIT bid, will make their third postseason appearance in the last five seasons.

Twelve of the 21 award finalists won or shared their conference regular-season championship.

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