July 15, 2011

Brad Stevens Joins NABC Board

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Butler head coach Brad Stevens has been appointed to the board of directors for the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).  He’s one of four members being added to the board for the coaches’ governing body.

Stevens, 34, recently completed his fourth season as Butler’s head coach.  In those four seasons, he’s guided the Bulldogs four Horizon League regular season championships, three Horizon League Tournament titles, four straight trips to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship and back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Final Four.  His 117-25 record represents the best career start by wins (4 years) in NCAA Division I history!

The successful Butler coach joins Jim Boeheim of Syracuse, Mark Gottfried of North Carolina State and Jamie Dixon of Pittsburgh as new members of the NABC board.  Boeheim previously served as NABC president in 2008, while Gottfried served on the board when he was the head coach at Alabama.  Dixon, like Stevens, is joining the board for the first time.

The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches.  All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes.