Skip to main content

CBS Names Its College Basketball Coach Of The Year

A general view of the NCAA logo at center court.

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 20: A general view of the court before the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and Michigan State Spartans during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 20, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

The 2020 college basketball season didn't end nearly the way people wanted it to. Nonetheless, that doesn't mean we should forget about all the coaches and players that performed at a high level this year.

Matt Norlander of CBS Sports shared his pick for the top coach and player of the year. He believes Dayton forward Obi Toppin deserves Player of the Year.

Toppin isn't the only member of the Flyers that received praise from Norlander. Anthony Grant was named the Coach of the Year by CBS Sports.

In his third season as the head coach at Dayton, Grant led the program to 29-2 record. If the NCAA Tournament wasn't canceled, the Flyers would have most likely been a No. 1 seed.

Here's what Norlander had to say about Grant, via CBS Sports:

When Grant took the Dayton job in March 2017, the Flyers had been to four straight NCAA Tournaments, which was a record even for a program with a strong basketball tradition. To merely continue the success experienced under Archie Miller might have been considered a success. But even after 104 wins in the program's previous four seasons, Grant saw greater things in the future for his alma mater as he started the job exactly 30 years after his time as a Flyers player ended.

Grant might not have Toppin next year since he's projected to be a top-five pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. That being said, the program is in excellent hands.

Dayton was hopeful that it'd make a run to the Final Four this season, which would've been its first appearance since 1967.

Who do you think was the coach of the year in college hoops?