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Mark Few named Naismith Coach of the Year semifinalist

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He is one of 11 coaches on the list.

NCAA Basketball: Brigham Young at Gonzaga James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Gonzaga Bulldogs head coach Mark Few is one of 11 coaches on the list for the Naismith Coach of the Year semifinalists. Few previously won the award in 2017.

He joins quite the list of coaches, alongside Tony Bennett, who won the award last year, Rick Barnes, John Calipari, and Tom Izzo.

Few has done a fantastic job this season, even considering the team entered the year with grand expectations. The Gonzaga Bulldogs lost only two games and achieved a No. 1 ranking at two separate points this season, all the while missing junior forward Killian Tillie for quite some time.

Four finalists for the award will be announced on March 20, and then the final award will be presented on April 7.

Here are the coach of the year semifinalists:

  • Rick Barnes, Tennessee
  • Chris Beard, Texas Tech
  • Tony Bennett, Virginia
  • John Calipari, Kentucky SEC
  • Mark Few, Gonzaga
  • Tom Izzo, Michigan State
  • Nate Oats, Buffalo
  • Matt Painter, Purdue
  • Kelvin Sampson, Houston
  • Roy Williams, North Carolina
  • Mike Young, Wofford