Sports Gonzaga basketball Gonzaga’s Mark Few named Sporting News’ Coach of the Year March 9, 2017 Updated Thu., March 9, 2017 at 4:03 p.m. Gonzaga head coach Mark Few talks with players during a timeout in the first half of a WCC Tournament quarterfinal basketball game last Saturday. Few was named the Sporting News coach of the year on Thursday. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review) Buy this photo Twitter Email Reddit SMS Gonzaga’s Mark Few on Thursday was named Sporting News’ Coach of the Year. The fourth-ranked Zags (32-1) won the WCC regular-season and tournament titles in Few’s 18th season as head coach. The Zags have clinched their 19th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance. Few earlier this week was named USA Today’s Coach of the Year. He also earned his 11th WCC Coach of the Year honor.