SRU Good News for March 12, 2009
Reynolds receives PSAC-West 'Coach of the Year' honor
First-year Slippery Rock University men's basketball head coach Kevin Reynolds was named Wednesday as the recipient of the 2008-09 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division "Coach of the Year" honor.
The honor came in recognition of Reynolds' leading The Rock to a 21-8 final record overall, a second-place finish in the PSAC-West final standings and a berth in the conference semifinals.
This winter's success represented a 300 percent improvement in victories over last winter's seven-win season and was SRU's first winning season since 1999-2000. The Rock also made its first appearance in the PSAC tournament since 2000 and hosted a PSAC tournament game for the first time since 1991.
The 2008-09 season marked the first time since 1990-91 an SRU men's team recorded 20 or more victories, and this winter's win total was two shy of the school record shared by three teams.
Reynolds was the first Rock mentor to be named as West "Coach of the Year" since Anthony Jones received the honors in 2000.
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