Buzz Williams named AP SEC Coach of the Year
Texas A&M (23-8, 15-3 SEC) has completed one of its most successful seasons in program history, notching 23 regular season wins while securing a second-place finish in the SEC with a record 15 conference victories to boot.
The real story however, lies within the context of just how bad the season could have gone if it wasn’t for the steadfast leadership of Head coach Buzz Williams paired with a talented group of veteran players who had yet to experience a trip to the NCAA Tournament in their time with the program.
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Sitting at a daunting 6-5 after an embarrassing home loss to Wofford (which would remain their only home loss all season), the Aggies won 17 of their next 20 games while sweeping for SEC teams (LSU, Auburn, Missouri, Florida) on their way to what is guaranteed to be their first trip to the big dance under Williams, and first since the 2017-2018 season for the program. Due to this epic turnaround, Buzz Williams was ceremoniously named AP SEC Coach of the Year on Tuesday, just one day after being named Co-SEC Coach of the Year on Monday.
This is his second AP SEC Coach of the Year award after receiving the honor during the 2020 season. Congratulations to Buzz and his family on the award, and don’t forget to watch the Aggies take on the winner of Auburn vs. Arkansas on Friday, March 10, at 6:00 p.m. on the SEC Network.
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