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Gonzaga’s Mark Few receives another Coach of the Year award

Gonzaga coach Mark Few talks with television folks during practice Wednesday at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga’s Mark Few has been named winner of the Henry Iba Award, presented to the national coach of the year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

Few led the Bulldogs to the No. 1 ranking for the second time in program history, joining the 2013 team. Gonzaga has won the WCC regular-season and tournament titles the last five seasons.

Few has guided the Zags to three seasons with at least 30 wins and 10 win at least 25 victories in his 18 seasons. His career record is 498-112.

“This is a great honor because it is from the people who cover college basketball day in and day out, so they understand what it takes to have a year like this,” Few said. “We have great players and a great staff. I’m appreciative and humbled by this honor.”

Few was previously named coach of the year by USA Today and Sporting News.