St. Francis (NY) head coach Glenn Braica has been named the Northeast Conference Coach of the Year.
In just his second year on the job, Braica, a former St. John's assistant, has turned around the program. The Terriers, picked to finish 11th in the NEC this season, instead are the No. 4 seed in the conference tournament, which begins Thursday.
St. Francis finished the regular season 15-14 overall, and 12-6 in NEC play. The Terriers host their quarterfinal game against Quinnipiac on Thursday night at 7 p.m.