Posted: Mar 12, 2013 10:15 PM
Updated: Mar 13, 2013 10:44 AM
KANSAS CITY -- It was announced Tuesday night that Columbia College Head Men's Basketball Coach Bob Burchard is the 2012-13 National Association of Basketball Coaches National Coach of the Year.
Burchard has guided Columbia to a historic season, earning the first No. 1 ranking in program history as well as their second consecutive American Midwest Conference (AMC) regular season and tournament championship. The Cougars also eclipsed the school's single season wins record (32, set in 2003-04) and currently stand as the last remaining unbeaten team at 33-0 in all of college men's basketball. Burchard has coached ten Academic All-AMC players and three AMC First Teamers this season, including the AMC Player of the Year Jordan Dressler. Columbia has produced 24 All-Americans and over 20 NAIA Scholar-Athletes under his direction.
This year's national tournament appearance marks Columbia's 17th trip in Burchard's 25 seasons at the helm, which also included a runner-up finish at the 2009 championships. He was honored with the AMC Coach of the Year award for the eighth time this season and will also be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of fame later this spring on April 14th. Burchard earned his career 600th win earlier this year back on November 14th and has compiled an overall record of 630-225 since taking over the Columbia program in 1988.
Burchard will lead the Cougars into Tuesday night's first round matchup against Oklahoma City University (17-10). Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.
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