Burchard named AMC Coach of the Year
COLUMBIA - Columbia College earned a bevy of men's basketball awards following the American Midwest Conference championship.
Despite their absence in the title game, the Cougars claimed the 2016-17 AMC regular season title. At the helm of the success was head coach Bob Burchard.
Tuesday night Burchard collected his eighth straight Coach of the Year Award. Burachard now has 11 total conference Coach of the Year honors.
Three of Burchard's players were named to all-conference teams. Jackson Dubinski and Nic Reynolds earned second team honors, while Malik Ray was named to the first team.
In addiiton to a first team all-conference distinction, Ray also won the AMC Defensive Player of the Year award.
Columbia College will compete in the NAIA Divison I Men's Basketball tournament for the seventh straight year.