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THE HUGH DURHAM AWARD

The Red Wolves won nine non-conference games for the first time since the 2003-04 season and had eight non-conference wins against Division I opponents for the first time since 1990-91.

Jan. 9, 2017

MID-SEASON HONORS

BOSTON, MA -- Arkansas State's Grant McCasland earns Hugh Durham award mid-season coaching honors.

Picked to finish 10th in the Sun Belt, the Red Wolves closed out the calendar year at 10-4, and tied for first place in the conference. It’s the best start for a first-year coach in school history.

The Red Wolves won nine non-conference games for the first time since the 2003-04 season (9) and had eight non-conference wins against Division I opponents for the first time since 1990-91 (11).  

The win at Central Arkansas (Dec. 16) gave A-State four non-conference road wins, most by an Arkansas State team since the 1986-87 season (4). 

With wins over Georgetown and several top mid-major programs, the Red Wolves have climbed to No. 17 in the Mid-Major Top 25. They have also climbed to No. 106 in the KenPom rankings, after opening the season at No. 281. It’s the biggest improvement (+174) of any program this season. 

The Hugh Durham Award is presented annually to the nation's top mid-major coach.  In eight seasons as the head coach at Jacksonville University, Durham became the Dolphins' all-time winningest Division I coach (106 wins), making him the only coach in NCAA history to be the winningest coach (pct. or wins) at three different Division I schools. 

He built national programs at Florida State where he holds the record for best winning percentage with a 230-95 (.708) record in 12 years. And at Georgia where he is also the all-time winningest coach in the 99-year history of the Bulldog program, having won 297 games in 17 seasons.

The recipient of the 2017 Durham award will be announced at the CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet on March 31 in Phoenix, AZ site of the men’s NCAA Division I Basketball Championshi.

 


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