Mizzou men’s basketball head coach Frank Haith has been named US Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) District VI Coach of the Year, as announced by the USBWA on Tuesday (March 6). In all, the USBWA honored a Coach of the Year and Player of the Year from nine different districts. Coach Haith won the award for District VI, which covers the states of Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska North Dakota and South Dakota.
The award for Haith comes just one day removed from seeing the Associated Press honor him as Big 12 Coach of the Year, marking the second major postseason coaching award for Haith. The first-year Tiger head coach has won more regular season games (27) and Big 12 games (14) than any other Mizzou coach before him as both totals are program records. He was also the first Tiger head coach since 1920-21 to win his first 14 games as Mizzou’s head coach. He guided the Tigers to a 27-4 overall mark and a 14-4 mark in Big 12 play.