KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After leading his team to the Division I championship in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Vincennes (Ind.) University head coach Todd Franklin is the recipient of the 2019 NABC NJCAA Coach of the Year Award presented by Wilson.
Franklin, in his 15th season as head coach of the Trailblazers, guided his team to an 87-77 win over Ranger Junior College in the NJCAA championship game in Hutchinson, Kan. The win was the fourth in Vincennes history and the first since 1972.
In leading his team to the title with a 34-2 won-lost record, Franklin elevated his overall won-lost record to 602-139, a winning percentage of .812.
Franklin will receive his award on Friday, April 5, at the annual Hillyard Champions luncheon in the Marquette room at the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. CT during the annual NABC Convention and NCAA Men’s Final Four.
The veteran coach will also be honored with a NABC Honor Award for 600 career wins on Sunday, April 7, at the annual AT&T NABC Guardians of the Game awards show in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Auditorium at the Minneapolis Convention Center during the NABC Convention and NCAA Men’s Final Four®.
The show will be broadcast by Stadium (https://watchstadium.com).