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Missouri's Frank Haith Named AP Coach Of The Year

Missouri head coach Frank Haith wins prestigious award in his first year heading the program.

February 29, 2012; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers head coach Frank Haith reacts during the second half against the Iowa State Cyclones at Mizzou Arena. Missouri won 78-72. Mandatory Credit: Dak Dillon-US PRESSWIRE
February 29, 2012; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers head coach Frank Haith reacts during the second half against the Iowa State Cyclones at Mizzou Arena. Missouri won 78-72. Mandatory Credit: Dak Dillon-US PRESSWIRE

Missouri Tigers first-year head coach Frank Haith has been named Coach of the Year by the Associated Press.

Haith, who in his first season over the program led the Tigers to a 27-4 regular season, 14-4 in Big 12 action for the second best record in the league.

Haith was passed up in the voting by Big 12 coaches, in which Bill Self of Kansas and Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg were named co-coaches of the year.

Missouri senior Kim English congratulated his coach via Twitter.

Big Congrats to the Associated Press Coach of the year. Frank Haith.. Much much deserved. #Mizzou - @Englishscope2.

Here is the rest of the All-Big 12 team, as voted by the Associated Press.

FIRST TEAM:

J'Covan Brown, Texas, Jr., 6-1, 197, Port Arthur, Texas.

Marcus Denmon, Missouri, Sr., 6-3, 185, Kansas City, Mo.

Thomas Robinson, Kansas, Jr., 6-10, 237, Washington, D.C.

Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas, Sr., 6-3, 185, Hoboken, N.J.

Royce White, Iowa St., So., 6-8, 270, Minneapolis, Minn.

SECOND TEAM:

Pierre Jackson, Baylor, Jr., 5-10, 180, Las Vegas.

Perry Jones III, Baylor, So., 6-11, 235, Duncanville, Texas.

Rodney McGruder, Kansas St., Jr., 6-4, 205, Washington D.C.

Keiton Page, Oklahoma St., Sr., 5-9, 165, Pawnee, Okla.

Phil Pressey, Missouri, So., 5-10, 175, Dallas.

Ricardo Ratliffe, Missouri, Sr., 6-8, 240, Hampton, Va.

HONORABLE MENTION:

Quincy Acy, Baylor; Scott Christopherson, Iowa St.; Michael Dixon, Missouri; Kim English, Missouri; Steven Pledger, Oklahoma; Jeff Withey, Kansas.

COACH OF THE YEAR: Frank Haith, Missouri.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Thomas Robinson, Kansas.

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Royce White, Iowa St.

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: LeBryan Nash, Oklahoma St.

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