St. Joseph Post
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Monday that Northwest Missouri State's Ben McCollum has been selected as the 2021 NABC Division II Coach of the Year.
This is the fourth time in the last five years that McCollum has earned this award with three NCAA Division II championships during that period. The Bearcats topped West Texas A&M 80-54 in the NCAA Division II national championship game on Saturday in Evansville, Indiana, finishing the season with a 28-2 record.
Over the last three seasons, McCollum's teams have a combined 97-3 record and a 159-8 mark over the last five seasons.
McCollum will receive this year's award on Friday, April 2, during the virtual AT&T NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show, which begins at 5:30 p.m. central.
McCollum has been the NABC Coach of the Year in 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021.