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Basketball: Former UL Basketball Assistant Coach Honored

KANSAS CITY, MO. — The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has selected University of North Alabama men’s basketball coach Bobby Champagne as the South Region Coach of the Year and named UNA senior forward Casey Holt to the All-South Region team.

Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these student-athletes represent the finest basketball players across America.  The student-athletes, from eight districts, are now eligible for the State Farm Division II All-America teams, selected by the NABC.

Holt, from Culleoka, Tenn., has helped lead UNA to a 27-8 record this season and into the Division II Elite Eight Wednesday. He has averaged 17.9 points and 8.6 rebounds this season and has added 81 assists and a team-high 32 blocked shots.

Champagne, in his fifth season as head coach at UNA, has led the Lions to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in the last three years. He has an 86-63 record as a head coach and led UNA to its first region title since 1996.