As Player and Coach,
He’s No. 1 in NCAA
Only two years into his career as a college basketball head coach, Tony Bennett is one of the hottest names in the profession. He won Associated Press national coach-of-the-year honors his very first year at Washington State and followed with 26 wins and a Sweet 16 berth this spring. He was previously an assistant at WSU and at Wisconsin, and he played and coached in New Zealand following a three-year stay, cut short by injury, with the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets.
Bennett was first-team academic all-America, and honorable mention all-America as a player for his father, Dick, at UW-Green Bay. Tony still holds the NCAA Division I career record for three-point shooting, at 49.7 percent.