Missouri’s Frank Haith named AP Coach of the Year

Missouri’s Frank Haith named AP Coach of the Year

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Head coach Frank Haith and the Missouri Tigers celebrate with the trophy after defeating the Baylor Bears to win the championship game of the 2012 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center on March 10, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 22 at 3:34 PM

NEW ORLEANS -- Frank Haith has capped his first season at Missouri by being selected The Associated Press’ Coach of the Year.

Haith took over the Tigers after seven years at Miami. He was presented the award Friday after receiving 21 votes from the 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25.

Missouri won 30 games and the Big 12 tournament and was ranked in the AP poll the entire season, reaching second for one week and third in the final poll. The Tigers were a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament but were knocked out in the first round by Norfolk State. The voting was done before the NCAA tournament.

Haith is still dealing with aftermath of an NCAA investigation into the program at Miami.

John Calipari of Kentucky and Tom Izzo of Michigan State tied for second with 10 votes each.

The only other Missouri coach to win the award was Norm Stewart in 1994.

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