Howes named a finalist for Glenn Robinson Coach of the Year award

WASHINGTON – CUA Head Coach Steve Howes has been named a finalist for the 2013 Glenn Robinson National Coach of the Year award, it was announced on Monday. Howes is one of 15 finalists for the honor, which is presented annually to the top Division III men’s basketball coach.

Howes led CUA to 25 wins this season, the Cardinals most since 2001-02. CUA captured its first Landmark Conference championship and played in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007.

Howes and his staff were named the Landmark Conference Coaching Staff of the Year and Howes was named the Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year by D3Hoops.com.

Howes led the Cardinals to a win over Staten Island in the 1st Round of the NCAA Tournament to collect his 175th career victory, with the 175 wins ranking third in school history and his win percentage of .689 ranking second.

In nine seasons at the helm of the Cards, Howes has led CUA to three conference titles, three NCAA Tournament appearances and five 20-win seasons.

Named after the longtime Franklin & Marshall coach, Glenn Robinson has over 800 wins and is currently 12th on the all-time wins list. He has taken F&M to the NCAA Tournament 22 times and guided the Diplomats to the Division III Final Four in 1979, 1991, 1996, 2000 and 2009.

This year’s award will presented on April 5 at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet in Atlanta, site of the men’s NCAA basketball championship.

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