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May Named iHeartMedia State College Coach of the Year

Another well-deserved accolade has been bestowed upon Florida Atlantic men’s basketball head coach Dusty May. On Thursday evening, May was named iHeartMedia State College Coach of the Year by the Orlando Sentinel. May outdistanced Florida State football coach Mike Norvell by 173 votes to earn the honors.

The May resume continues to add awards after the Owls’ head coach led Florida Atlantic to new heights in the 2022-23 season. The Owls advanced all the way to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament after having zero previous March Madness wins in program history. Florida Atlantic posted an incredible record of 35-4, which marked the most wins in NCAA Division I this season and are only three wins shy of the single-season Division I record.

The Owls became only the third No. 9 seed to make the Final Four in NCAA Tournament history. Additionally, Florida Atlantic was only the fifth team ever to reach the Final Four after previously having no NCAA Tournament wins.

May’s trophy case is getting crowded. In addition to this honor, May was also named CBS Sports National Coach of the Year, NABC All-District 17 Coach of the Year, Conference USA Coach of the Year and Palm Beach County Coach of the Year. Additionally, May was a semifinalist for the Naismith National Coach of the Year.

May led Florida Atlantic to a collection of program records, including wins (35) winning streak (20) conference wins (18) points (3,035) field goals made (1,084) 3-pointers made (375) rebounds (1,519) and assists (562). He coached Johnell Davis to C-USA Sixth Player of the Year, First Team All-C-USA and NABC First Team All-District recognition. Alijah Martin joined Davis on the All-C-USA First Team and also was named to NABC Second Team All-District honors. FAU closed out the season ranked No. 5 in the USA Today Coaches poll.

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