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Gregg Marshall named MVC Coach of the Year

WICHITA, Kansas Wichita States Gregg Marshall was named the Missouri Valley Conference Mens Basketball Coach of the Year Thursday at a lunch in St. Louis.

He became the second ever to win three-straight MVC Coach of the Year honors.

Marshall joins Drake legendary Hall of Famer Maury John, who won three-straight honors in the league from 1968-70.

Marshall received 39 of a possible 40 first-place tallies and 118 total points to outdistance all other vote-getters.  Voting was conducted by league coaches, media and sports information directors.

Barry Hinson of Southern Illinois finished second in the voting, marking the second-straight top-three finish for the Saluki mentor.

Marshall is among four other Shocker mentors to win the MVC Coach of the Year award, including Ralph Miller (1954), Gary Thompson (1965), Eddie Fogler (1987) and Mark Turgeon (2006).



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