Texas Basketball: Barnes named NABC UPS Division I District 8 Coach of the Year
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — University of Texas head coach Rick Barnes has been named the 2014 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) UPS District 8 Coach of the Year, the organization announced Thursday. The awards were voted on by member coaches of the NABC. District 8 encompasses all 10 member institutions of the Big 12 Conference.
Barnes previously earned Big 12 Coach of the Year honors in a vote of the league’s coaches. He also is one of 15 finalists for the Jim Phelan Award, honoring the nation’s top collegiate basketball coach.
In his 16th season at UT, Barnes helped the Longhorns post a 24-11 mark and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament (round of 32). Texas finished in a tie for third in the Big 12 Conference with an 11-7 league mark.