ROCK HILL, S.C. - Newberry College head coach Zak Willis has been named the South Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year, as voted on by the leagues’ head coaches on Monday afternoon.
Willis has led the Indians to their best record in school history with a 10-1 record. He also led Newberry to their first-ever SAC Championship this season.
Willis has a 23-18 career record at the helm of Newberry. During his four seasons, Willis has been an instrumental force in bringing the program back to the upper level of the SAC. He has led the Indians to back-to-back winning seasons in the conference since 1984-85 seasons.
Newberry will face Albany State in the first round of the NCAA Playoffs on Saturday at Setzler Field. Kickoff is set for 12 noon.