Date Posted:03/20/2008,  11:30AM

Gilbride Named NABC Northeast District Coach of Year

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College head men's basketball coach Tim Gilbride has been named the Northeast District Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. It is the second prestigious honor of the year for Gilbride, who was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.

Gilbride led the Polar Bears to their best-ever season in 2007-08, accumulating a school-record 22 victories against seven losses and reaching the Second-Round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Bowdoin made their first-ever appearance in the NESCAC Championship game and earned the program's first NCAA bid since 1998-99. Already the winningest coach in school history, Gilbride earned his 300th win on November 30, 2007 against the University of New England and just concluded his 23rd season at the helm of the squad.

The NABC Division III All-District honors recognize the best men's collegiate basketball performers in the division. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, the recipients of each of the eight districts are eligible for National Coach of the Year honors.