Beilein Gets NABC Award

West Virginia University men's basketball coach John Beilein has been named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 4 Coach of the Year for the 2002-03 season.

This is the third time that Beilein has received an NABC Coach of the Year award. He was named District 4 Coach of the Year in 2001 at Richmond and received the District 2 Coach of the Year honors in 1994 at Canisius.

Kentucky's Tubby Smith was named the 2002-03 NABC Division I Coach of the Year.

This is the second time that a WVU coach has won an NABC Coach of the Year award. Retired coach Gale Catlett received the District 4 award for the 1997-98 season.

2002-03 NABC District Coaches of the Year

District 1 - Ralph Willard, Holy Cross
District 2 - Jim Boeheim, Syracuse
District 3 - Ben Howland, Pitt
District 4 - John Beilein, West Virginia
District 5 - Skip Prosser, Wake Forest
District 6 - Billy Donovan, Florida
District 7 - Tubby Smith, Kentucky
District 8 - Jessie Evans, Louisiana-Lafayette
District 9 - Rick Barnes, Texas
District 10 - Mike Brey, Notre Dame
District 11 - Tom Crean, Marquette
District 12 - Dana Altman, Creighton
District 13 - Joe Cravens, Weber State
District 14 - Mike Montgomery, Stanford
District 15 - Lute Olson, Arizona

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