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Muller Wins Coach of the Year

(St. Louis, MO) – In the tightest of voting, Dan Muller is the Missouri Valley Conference’s ‘Coach of the Year’. The Illinois State head coach guided his team to a 25-5 record and tied Wichita State for the Valley regular season championship with a 17-1 league mark.

Muller edged (102-96) Shocker head coach Gregg Marshall in voting of media members, coaches and SID’s. It is the second straight narrow loss for Marshall who lost to Southern Illinois’ Barry Hinson by a score of 84-81.

The fifth year head coach carries a career record of 101-63 into this weekend’s conference tournament, and said he constantly thinks about the late Torrey Ward and others that perished in a two year ago plane crash. Seniors Tony Wills and Paris Lee also talk about playing a leadership role on this year’s team.

 

Muller and the Birds tip Friday at noon against a yet to be determined foe.

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