Zag coach one of 10 candidates up for nation’s top head coach
ATLANTA – Gonzaga’s Mark Few was named a semifinalist for the 2021 Werner Ladder Naismith Coach of the Year Award Friday.
Few extended his own conference record, capturing his 14th West Coast Conference Coach of the Year honor recently. He led Gonzaga to its first-ever unbeaten regular season finish in program history at 24-0 record thus far, one-win shy of its 14th straight season with at least 25 wins. Few has also led GU to its ninth straight WCC regular season title. The top-ranked Zags have been riding the sixth number-one ranking in program history all season.
The four finalists will be announced on March 17, and beginning March 19 through 31, fans will have a chance to vote for their favorite coach of the four by visiting naismithtrophy.com/vote to cast their ballot. The fan vote will account for five percent of the overall vote. The Werner Ladder Naismith Trophy for Men’s College Coach of the Year will be announced on April 4.
The four finalists will be chosen by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s national voting academy, comprised of leading journalists from around the country, current and former head coaches, former award winners and conference commissioners, all of whom base their selections on outstanding coaching performances during the 2020-21 college basketball season.
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