Dambrot a finalist for the Red Auerbach Award

“The University of Akron men’s head basketball coach Keith Dambrot is a finalist for the Red Auerbach College Coach of the Year Award, according to the Jewish Coach’s Association. Dambrot is one of five finalists for the award, which annually honors the nation’s top Jewish college coach.”

The University of Akron men’s head basketball coach Keith Dambrot is a finalist for the Red Auerbach College Coach of the Year Award, according to the Jewish Coach’s Association.

Dambrot is one of five finalists for the award, which annually honors the nation’s top Jewish college coach.

The award is named after legendary NBA head coach Red Auerbach.

Auerbach won 938 games and nine championships during his coaching career with the Boston Celtics.

This season, Dambrot led the Zips to a 24-10 record, which sent UA to its third-straight appearance in a postseason tournament, fourth-straight appearance in the Mid-American Conference Tournament Championship and fifth-straight 20-win season.

The 2009-2010 season put Dambrot in second place for the MAC Coach of the Year Award behind Kent State University’s Geno Ford.

Dambrot is joined on the finalist list with Radford’s Brad Greenberg, Virginia Tech’s Seth Greenberg, Memphis’ John Pastner and Tennesse’s Bruce Pearl.

The winner of the Red Auerbach Award will be announced at NCAA Tournament Final Four in Indianapolis, Ind. in April.