MSC’s Kevin O’Connor Named HoopDirt.com JUCO Coach of the Week
February 08, 2020
Last week, Murray State College Men’s Basketball Head Coach Kevin O’Connor was named HoopDirt.com Junior College Coach of the Week. Coach O’Connor’s Aggies, who improved to 18-3 overall and 9-0 in Region 2 play, won both their games the week leading up to the honor by beating Connors State 81-72 and then going on the road to defeat Redlands Community College 75-66 on January 30 to start the second half of conference play.
The Aggies were in the midst of an 11-game winning streak and are currently ranked 17th in NJCAA Division I, up from a 21st place ranking the previous week, which was the team’s first national ranking in program history. The Aggies had a bye week following the announcement of O’Connor’s selection as Coach of the Week, but have since moved to 11-0 in OCAC play after defeating Western Oklahoma State College 93-67 on Friday, February 7.Coaches selected for the weekly honor are eligible to receive HoopDirt.com’s National Coach of the Year Award presented by Just Play Solutions, which will be announced at the conclusion of the 2019-20 college basketball season. Recipients are announced from each collegiate basketball level