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Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton named ACC Coach of the Year

No brainer.

NCAA Basketball: Florida State at Virginia Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Another accolade in a season that’s produced many.

Leonard Hamilton was named ACC Coach of the Year, as announced on the ACC Network’s “Packer and Durham” show this morning.

It’s a vote that (outside of Florida State fans convinced the ACC would never allow it), wasn’t exactly surprising, considering the 71-year-old head coach helped lead the Florida State Seminoles to an ACC regular season title, an undefeated conference record at home and a No. 1 seed in the upcoming ACC Tournament.

This is now the fifth time Hamilton has won conference coach of the year awards. He was named Big East Coach of the Year in 1995 and 1999 while leading the Miami (FL) Hurricanes and also won the award in 2009 and 2012 while at charge at Florida State.

Hamilton is also a national semifinalist (10 coaches) for the Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year:

He could easily win this award, as well, but you could legitimately make an argument for many of the other guys on this list.

Hamilton was named the UPI National Coach of the Year in 1995 while at Miami (FL).


Here’s Coach Ham on “Packer AND Durham” after winning COY: