West Coast Convo’s WCC Individual Awards

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Feb 15, 2014; Spokane, WA, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs head coach Mark Few looks on against the Loyola Marymount Lions during the second half at McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs beat Lions 86-67. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Coach of the Year – Mark Few (Gonzaga)

Is the 2013-2014 season long-time Gonzaga head coach Mark Few’s best coaching job yet? It is worth discussing.

The Gonzaga Bulldogs lost 45.8 percent of its scoring and 57.1 percent of its rebounding from the 2012-2013 season, a year in which the Bulldogs were able to reach No.1 in the AP poll and earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

Despite losing a nucleus of players, which included Kelly Olynyk, Elias Harris and Mike Hart, the Bulldogs find themselves in the dance once again after winning the WCC tournament championship on Tuesday. Not to mention, the Bulldogs won yet another outright WCC regular season title while posting a 15-3 conference record.

Gonzaga was expected to be in a rebuilding season after all of its losses, but that was clearly not the case. Gonzaga once again is in the NCAA tournament and are a top of the WCC, and a lot of that has to do with Mark Few.

Our Pick for preseason coach of the year: Dave Rose