Marist Women's Basketball Head Coach Brian Giorgis has been awarded the 2020 Kay Yow National Coach of the Year, collegeinsider.com/ announced on Tuesday afternoon.
The Kay Yow Award is annually presented to the top head coach in Division I women's basketball who embodies not only a winning spirit but who also displays great character both on and off the court.
Giorgis lead Marist to its first regular season MAAC title since 2014. The Red Foxes closed the regular season with 11 straight wins and advanced to the MAAC tournament semifinals before the season was canceled.
The Marist head coach finished the season with a record of 26-4 and 18-2 in the MAAC. It was the ninth time in program history that Marist reached the 25-win plateau. He is believed to have become the first coach in women's basketball history to have 400 wins at both the Division I level and high school level. His career record in Poughkeepsie stands at 425-160, including a 274-60 mark in MAAC play.