Marquette’s Smart Voted Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year

From an AP story by Dave Skretta headlined “Marquette’s Shaka Smart voted men’s AP coach of the year”:

Shaka Smart has packed an entire career’s worth of experiences into 14 years as a college head coach. He led VCU to an improbable Final Four as a 30-something wunderkind in 2011, guided mighty Texas to a Big 12 Tournament title during six otherwise tepid years in Austin, and now has turned Marquette into a Big East beast.

It’s sometimes easy to forget he’s still just 45 years old.