NEW HAVEN, Conn. (February 28, 2012) – Fifth-year head coach Mitch Oliver has been named the 2012 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year after leadinghis team to a 24-1 record during the 2011-12 regular-season.
For Oliver, it is his second GNAC Coach of the Year honor after earning the accolade in 2009-10 when he led his Falcons to their first-ever NCAA Tournament victory.
In five years, Oliver has registered an overall record of 86 wins and 53 losses as he became the all-time winningest coach in Albertus Magnus men's basketball history.
This year, Oliver guided his program to a perfect 18-0 showing in GNAC regular-season play as the Falcons became the only men's basketball program in league history to go undefeated.
In the last three seasons, Oliver has turned the program around as the Falcons have recorded 68 wins in 87 games played.
On February 25 the Falcons won their second GNAC Tournament title in the last three seasons with an 88-54 victory over Anna Maria and improved to 27-1 overall.
Albertus will head to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in the last three years as the Falcons will travel to Middlebury, Vt. to take on Saint Joseph's College of Long Island (21-4) in the First Round of tournament play.