MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber was selected as the U.S. Basketball Writers Association District VI Coach of the Year, while seniorsBarry Brown, Jr., and Dean Wade were each named to the All-District VI team for the second consecutive season, the organization announced on Tuesday (March 12).
District VI encompasses the states of Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and North and South Dakota.
Weber is the third Wildcat head coach to be named USBWA District Coach of the Year, joining Bob Huggins (2007) and Frank Martin (2010), while Brown and Wade are the first Wildcat duo to repeat All-District VI honors.
The duo become the 16th and 17th Wildcats to earn recognition from the USBWA, which has been selecting All-District Teams since the 1956-57 season. They are the fourth tandem to be selected for All-District honors in the same season, following Michael Beasley and Bill Walker in 2008 and Denis Clemente and Jacob Pullen in 2010.