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The Citadel's Ed Conroy honored by NABC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bulldog head coach Ed Conroy was named the 2009 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 22 Coach of the Year, announced Tuesday. The Division I All-District coaches of the year were selected by their peers.

Conroy is one of 24 coaches selected to the Division I All-District team, where he represents District 22. He was named the 2009 Southern Conference Coach of the Year by the media and the coaches after leading the Bulldogs to their most successful season.

The Bulldogs claimed the most conference victories in Bulldog Basketball history and won the most Division I games in school history. He led his team to the program's first-ever postseason appearance when they faced Old Dominion in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament last week.

The Citadel finished with a 15-5 mark in conference play and the No. 2 seed in the South Division for the Southern Conference Tournament. Their 15 conference wins earned them the program's first-ever second place finish in the conference. His team recorded a 20-13 record on the season, marking the program's second-ever 20- win season.

Going from one conference win last season to 15 this season, the Bulldogs had the largest one-year conference turnaround in program history and the largest one-year turnaround in Southern Conference history. With 20 victories this season, the Bulldogs have the largest one-year turnaround in program history, going from six wins last season.

Conroy is also one of 10 finalists for the Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year award and one of 12 finalists for the 2009 Skip Prosser Man of the Year award. He is also a possible candidate for National Coach of the Year.

2009 NABC Division I All-District Coaches

District 1: Joe Mihalich, Niagara

District 2: Leonard Hamilton, Florida State

District 3: Duggar Baucom, VMI

District 4: Jim Baron, Rhode Island

District 5: Jay Wright, Villanova

District 6: Stew Morrill, Utah State

District 7: Tom Izzo, Michigan State

District 8: Bill Self, Kansas

District 9: Eric Reveno, Portland

District 10: James Flint, Drexel

District 11: John Calipari, Memphis

District 12: Brad Stevens, Butler

District 13: Jeff Jones, American

District 14: Reggie Witherspoon, Buffalo

District 15: Jerry Eaves, North Carolina A&T

District 16: Ben Jacobsen, Northern Iowa

District 17: Jim Boylen, Utah

District 18: Mike Rice, Robert Morris

District 19: Bret Campbell, Tennessee-Martin

District 20: Lorenzo Romar, Washington

District 21: Trent Johnson, Louisiana State

District 22: Ed Conroy, The Citadel

District 23: Lewis Jackson, Alabama State

District 24: Don Maestri, Troy

 

Courtesy: The Citadel Sports Information

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