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SKIP PROSSER MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Green Bay head coach Brian Wardle poses with the 2014 Skip Prosser award with presenter Jamie Dixon (Pittsburgh) at the CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet on April 4 in Dallas, site of the men's NCAA Basketball Championship.

APRIL 4, 2014


WARDLE WINS PROSSER AWARD

DALLAS, TX -- Green Bay's Brian Wardle is the recipient of the 2014 Skip Prosser Man of the Year awards.


Wardle guided the Phoenix to the program’s best season in nearly two decades. Green Bay posted a 24-7 overall record and used a 14-2 mark in Horizon League play to claim the conference’s regular season title for the first time since 1995-96. Wardle was named the Horizon League Coach of the Year.

The Skip Prosser Award was established in 2008 to honor those who not only achieve success on the basketball court but who display moral integrity off of it as well. The award is named after the late Skip Prosser, who died suddenly in 2007 while the head coach at Wake Forest.

Prosser posted a career record of 291-146 in 14 seasons as a head coach at Loyola, Xavier and Wake Forest. During his time at Wake, Prosser’s teams averaged 21 wins per season while playing in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Past winners of the honor include Mike Brey (Notre Dame), Ed Conroy (The Citadel), Bob Marlin (Sam Houston State), Chris Mack (Xavier), Jimmy Patsos (Loyola MD) and Joe Mihalich (Niagara).

Other finalists for this year’s award include: Roman Banks (Southern University), John Becker (Vermont), Glenn Braica (St. Francis Brooklyn), Dick Hunsaker (Utah Valley), Tony Jasick (IPFW), Joe Jones (Boston University), Mike Krzyzewski (Duke), Paul Lusk (Missouri State), Phil Martelli (St. Joseph's), Randy Rahe (Weber State), Monte Ross (Delaware), Wayne Tinkle (Montana), Michael White (Louisiana Tech) and Jay Wright (Villanova).

 

 

 



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