So, no sooner do I put a post up saying that Coach Orr should be Coach of the Year then, you know, it turns out to be true.
Congratulations to him....it is well deserved. His patient teaching clearly made a difference to this team as they evolved from the very depths to being a regular season champion. He is the third Falcon coach to win this honor, and, as I mentioned, also won it in the Big East. He (and his staff) have really accomplished a lot in two years, and it is nice to see it recognized.
Just as exciting, Nate Miller was named to the MAC All-First team. This is also a big honor. I was starting to think that you might have a team get the #1 seed and not place any players onto the First Team....but Miller is well deserving of the honor. He carried this team on his back for many games. He plays way about his 6'4" height, and is deadly effective on the inside. He also led the MAC in steals.
I'm really pleased for him. The year started out with a 3-game suspension, but he made the very best out of his second chance, just like you would want anyone to do. He was so proud yesterday when he was cutting the net down, and so was his Mom.
Here's the rest of the team. It is hard to argue with too much. Scott Thomas should have been all-freshmen, but that's OK, he'll show 'em.
All-MAC First Team
All-MAC Second Team
Darion “Jake” Anderson,
All-MAC Honorable Mention
MAC All-Freshman Team
Anthony “Humpty” Hitchens,