UNF continues to set new standards in local basketball this season. After winning the regular season A-Sun title and gaining home court advantage, they have been honored in several areas by the conference.
Head coach Matthew Driscoll was voted Coach of the Year in the conference. This comes after a school record 12-2 season, 20-11 overall, while averaging 76 points per game and shooting a blistering 40 percent from 3-point range. Driscoll has coached the team since 2009, when he took over a last-place squad.
Beau Beech and Dallas Moore where each named to the Atlantic Sun’s All-Conference Team. Beech, who 15.9 points per game in A-Sun play, was a unanimous selection to the team. Moore, last season’s Freshman of the Year, averaged 15.4 points per game.
On the defensive side, sixth man and the A-Sun leader in blocks with 47, Demarcus “BaeBae” Daniels was named A-Sun defensive player of the year.
“BaeBae Daniels is one of the most instinctive athletes I’ve ever coached,” said head coach Matthew Driscoll, “His knack for tracking and fetching rebounds, along with his gift of timing when he blocks shots allows us the flexibility to have constant rim protection.”
Driscoll is the first UNF coach to win the award. The Ospreys will look to continue the groundbreaking season from the UNF arena during the A-Sun tournament this week.