Mike Maker Finalist for Glenn Robinson Division III National Coach of the Year

Head Coach Mike Maker
Head Coach Mike Maker

BOSTON, MA – Williams College men's basketball coach Mike Maker is one of 17 finalists for the Glenn Robinson Division III National Coach of the Year award.

Maker in his third year at Williams guided the Ephs to a 29-3 mark and a second straight trip to the national semifinals in Salem, VA. This season Maker had to replace three starters and seven rotation players, one of which was a First Team All-American. For the second consecutive year Maker's Ephs went undefeated in NESCAC regular season play and undefeated in post-season play at home in Chandler Gym.

Maker is off to the fastest start in men's basketball history at Williams compiling a 76-14 (.844) record and an 8-2 (.800) mark in NCAA Tournament play. Each of his three years he has led the Ephs to at least a share of the Little Three title, winning the first two outright and sharing the title in 2011.

The winner of the Glenn Robinson Division III National Coach of the Year will be announced at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet on April 1 in Houston, site of the men's basketball championship.

The Awards Banquet will take place on Friday April 1 at the Hilton (Grand Ball Room J on the 4th floor). It's the National Association of Basketball Coaches Association (NABC) Headquarters Hotel. The event begins at 2:30.

The Glenn Robinson Award, which is presented annually to the top Division III basketball coach, is named in honor of the Franklin & Marshall head coach. With 805 wins Robinson is currently twelfth on the all-time wins list. He has taken F&M to NCAA Division III tournament 22 times. Robinson guided the Diplomats to the Division III Final Four in 1979, 1991, 1996, 2000 and 2009. This season, he picked his 23rd 21-plus win season.

2011 GLENN ROBINSON AWARD FINALISTS

Chris Bartley

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Jeff Berkhof

University of Wisconsin River Falls

Mike Bokosky

Chapman University

Jeff Brown

Middlebury College

Shawn Cassidy

Concordia University Wisconsin

Jeff Charney

SUNY-Purchase

Nathan Davis

Randolph-Macon

Steve Fritz

University of St. Thomas

Grey Giovanine

Augustana College

Jim Hayford

Whitworth University

David Hixon

Amherst College

David Macedo

Virginia Wesleyan

Mike Maker

Williams College

Steve Moore

The College of Wooster

Bob Semling

Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Adam Stockwell

Oswego State

Jon VanderWal

Marietta College

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