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Byington named finalist for Mid-Major Coach of the Year award

James Madison men’s basketball coach Mark Byington has been named a finalist for the 2020-21...
James Madison men’s basketball coach Mark Byington has been named a finalist for the 2020-21 Hugh Durham Award.(WHSV)
Published: Mar. 12, 2021 at 4:29 PM EST
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - James Madison men’s basketball coach Mark Byington has been named a finalist for the 2020-21 Hugh Durham Award. The awards honors the top mid-major coach in the country.

Byington helped guide a worst-to-first turnaround for JMU during the 2020-2021 season. In his first year at the helm of the Dukes, Byington led JMU to a 13-7 overall record and 8-2 mark in CAA play. James Madison clinched a share of the CAA regular-season title and earned the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament.

Per JMU athletics, Byington is one of 25 coaches who have been named as a finalist for the award.

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