ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Juwan Howard is The Associated Press men’s college basketball coach of the year.
Howard received 35 of 63 votes from a national media panel. Gonzaga’s Mark Few was second with 16 votes.
Baylor’s Scott Drew and Alabama’s Nate Oats tied at five each.
Howard has put a quick imprint on his alma mater, continuing the winning tradition John Beilein started.
He has also made big inroads in recruiting.
Michigan reached No. 2 in The Associated Press poll and finished the regular season No. 4.
The Wolverines lost to UCLA in the NCAA regional finals earlier this week.