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IPFW's Jasick named top mid-major coach

A record-breaking, historic season for the IPFW men's basketball team now includes a national award.

IPFW coach Tony Jasick was named the Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year, presented by CollegeInsider.com.

The Hugh Durham award is presented annually to the top Division I mid-major coach in college basketball. The award is named after Hugh Durham who is one of the winningest coaches in college basketball history.

Jasick led the Mastodons to a program-record 25 wins in 2013-14, falling in The Summit League tournament championship game, another first for the program. His 25 wins is tied for the ninth-most in Summit League history.

The squad played host to and won a first-round CIT tournament game against Akron, before falling in the second round to VMI.

Jasick is 52-47 in his three years, putting him fourth on the school's all-time wins list, 15 wins from third.

The past recepients of the award include, 2013: Danny Kaspar, Stephen F. Austin, 2012: Eddie Payne, USC Upstate, 2011: Rick Byrd, Belmont, 2010: Mike Young, Wofford, 2009: Todd Bozeman, Morgan State, 2008: Keno Davis, Drake, 2007: Greg Marshall, Winthrop, 2006: Pat Flannery, Bucknell, 2005: Bob Thomason, Pacific.

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