11 March 2008

Bishop Lynch's Coach Zihlman Named Coach of the Year

The Lady Friars have something to cheer about (besides winning their seventh straight TAPPS 6A state championship): Lady Friar basketball coach Andy Zihlman was named National High School Coach of the Year by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).

Zihlman's award follows an impressive record at Lynch, one that most recently includes his 700th career win (he's in his 27th season with the Lady Friars!).

The WBCA will honor Zihlman at an awards luncheon during the WBCA National Convention the first week of April, coinciding with the NCAA Final Four. To top off this honor, Zihlman's name will appear on the Coach of the Year plaque located in the WBCA Hall of Fame and he will coach the WBCA High School All-American Game presented by Nike and featuring the 2008 national All-American basketball players.

On Fri, Mar 7, the student body of Bishop Lynch High School held a surprise rally in honor of Zihlman (see photo).

Congratulations, Coach Zilman!

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