Trost Named IBCA DII Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year

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Lewis’ Trost Named IBCA Division II Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year

Published: June 10, 2021.

The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) announced that Lewis University head men's basketball coach Scott Trost has been selected as the IBCA NCAA Division II Coach of the Year.

This marks the ninth time that Trost has been named IBCA Coach of the Year, as he earned the Division III honor four times as the head coach of Illinois Wesleyan from 2003-2006 and the Division II award four times as Lewis' head coach in 2008, 2012, 2015 and 2016.

Trost guided Lewis to a 14-10, 11-9 record in 2020-21, its second GLVC Tournament title in the last five years and its second NCAA Tournament appearance in the last three seasons.

"A Coach of the Year Award" is a staff and program award," Trost said. "We had a great group of young men that bought in to what we were teaching.

"I would like to thank my staff which includes Nick Rocco and Joffery Brown, our support staff which includes our athletic trainers, especially Jennifer JanczakBecky EggersBrandon Gonzales and Jennifer Meyer, our SID Luke RinneCapel Henshaw our Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and our administration," Trost continued. "Without their dedication and sacrifice, none of this would be possible."

Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,300 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit for further information.

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