Steve Fisher wins NABC and Naismith Division I National Coach of the Year

ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 24: Head coach Steve Fisher of the San Diego State Aztecs shouts from the sidelines during the west regional semifinal of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Honda Center on March 24, 2011 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

San Diego State Aztecs head coach Steve Fisher receives his second Coach of the Year award announced tonight garnering the coveted NABC Coach of the Year award which is voted on by all of the countries coaches. He also received the Adolph F. Rupp Cup named for the famous University of Kentucky head coach.

Steve Fisher said this award carries special significance because it is voted on by his coaching peers around the nation who are the best to be able to say what it takes to be a basketball coach. Fisher received this award at a ceremony at the Final Four in Houston where he is attending the ceremonies and watching the games. Fisher led the Aztecs to a school record 34-3 and gaining the program's first two NCAA tournament wins and first Sweet 16 appearance.

Mike Brey of Notre Dame won the other two major coaching awards, the AP's and USBWA Coach of the Year awards. The Naismith award is the last major award to be given and is scheduled to be announced tonight.

 

UPDATE: Steve Fisher was named Naismith Division I National Coach of the Year.

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