UTC men's basketball coach Will Wade has been named to the 15-man list for the Hugh Durham Award which is given to the nation's top mid-major coach.
The winner will be announced at the CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet on the Final Four weekend in Dallas. Top candidates include Bob Hoffman of Mercer, Rick Byrd of Belmont and Gregg Marshall of Wichita State.
Wade led UTC to a second-place finish in the SoCon regular season as well as an appearance in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament during his first season as a head coach.
David Uchiyama is a sports writer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who began his tenure here in May 2001. His primary beats are UTC athletics — specifically men’s basketball and athletic department administration — and golf, which includes coverage from the PGA Tour to youth events. He also covers other high school sports, outdoor adventures, and contributes to other sections of the newspaper when necessary. David grew up in Salinas, Calif., and began working ...