AB’s Zimmerman among 12 finalists for coaching award

BOSTON -Alderson Broaddus’ Greg Zimmerman is one of the 12 finalists for the 2014 Clarence “Big House” Gaines Award.

The award is presented annually to the top division II mens basketball coach.

The other finalists include Derrick Clark (Metropolitan State), Robert Corn (Missouri Southern), Rick Croy (Cal Baptist), Michael Donnelly (Southern Connecticut State), Leon Douglas (Tuskegee), Stan Gouard (Indianapolis), Steve Hettinga (Lake Superior State), Jeff Oliver (Cal State San Bernardino), Lonn Reisman (Tarleton State), Josh Schertz (Lincoln Memorial) and Jeff Wilson (East Stroudsburg).

One of the true legends of all-time, Clarence Gaines retired from Winston-Salem State University in 1993 with a record of 828-446. At the time he was the winningest active basketball coach in NCAA history.

The winner of the 2014 Gaines award will be announced at the Awards Banquet Friday in Dallas – the site of the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.