Virginia head coach Tony Bennett was named the Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year on Sunday.
The Cavaliers claimed the ACC regular season and conference tournament title while winning a school-record 31 games after not being ranking in the preseason.
Achieving its first No. 1 overall ranking since 1982, Virginia was the No. 1 overall seed in the 2018 NCAA tournament before a shocking first-round exit at the hands of No. 16 seed UMBC.
Bennett also won this award as the head coach of Washington State in 2007.