Coaches Again Tab Virginia’s Bennett As ACC Coach Of The Year

Cavaliers repeat as regular-season champions, No. 1 seed in this week’s ACC tourney

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Virginia’s Tony Bennett has been selected as the ACC Coach of the Year in a vote of the league’s 15 head coaches.

It marks the second straight year that Bennett has been honored by his peers, and it follows a regular season that saw the Cavaliers finish 28-2 overall and ranked as high as No. 2 nationally. Virginia posted a 16-2 mark in ACC play, becoming the first team in league history to win 16 regular-season conference games in successive seasons.

The Cavaliers will also enter this week’s New York Life ACC Tournament as the No. 1 seed for the second straight year as they defend their 2014 ACC title.