Tony Bennett may not have led the men’s basketball team to a Pac-10 title, but he did win the Pac-10 Conference Coach of the Year Award.
And, according to a The Capital Times news article, he also has been named NCAA Coach of the Year by Basketball Times magazine, see “Magazine Names Bennett NCAA Coach Of The Year” at http://www.madison.com/archives/read.php?ref=/tct/2007/03/06/0703060303.php
For additional articles on Bennett’s success see:
*LA Times– Bennett puts Washington State on map, http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dwyre6mar06,1,7924069.column?page=1&coll=la-headlines-sports
*WSU Athletics– Tony Bennett Named Pacific-10 Coach of the Year, http://wsucougars.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/030507aab.html
*Seattle PI–WSU coach, two players, win Pac-10 honors, http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/6420ap_bkc_cougars_pac_10.html
*Seattle PI–WSU’s Bennett coach of the year, http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/6420ap_wa_pac_ten_honors.html
*Seattle Times– UW, WSU nab Pac-10 honors, http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=umen06&date=20070306&query=tony+bennett