Tre' Coggins Named Third-Team All-Mountain West
March 10, 2014
Air Force sophomore Tre' Coggins was named to the all-Mountain West men's basketball third-team on Monday. The league's 11 head coaches, along with a selected media panel, picked the all-conference teams, as well as the coach, player, newcomer, freshman, sixth man and defensive awards.
Coggins, the only sophomore or freshman on the three all-MW teams, finished the regular season averaging a team-high 15.9 points per game, ranking ninth in the league. He leads the Mountain West in three-pointers made per game (2.7) for all games and league games only.
He is the 15th Falcon to earn a spot on an all-conference team and the third Air Force player to earn third-team honors, joining Tim Keller (2003 and `04) and Michael Lyons (2011).
San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher earned MW Coach of the Year honors, while the Aztecs' Xavier Thames was selected as the Player of the Year. Additionally, UNLV junior forward Khem Birch garnered Defensive Player of the Year accolades for the second consecutive season, while Fresno State guard/forward Paul Watson was recognized as the Freshman of the Year. San Diego State teammates Josh Davis and Dwayne Polee II were chosen as the Newcomer and Sixth Man of the Year, respectively.
Four student-athletes are repeat selections to the All-Conference list in 2013-14, while the remaining 11 make their first appearance on the team. New Mexico's Kendall Williams is the only three-time All-MW honoree among the group, earning first-team accolades for the second straight year following a second-team selection in 2011-12.
Fisher received his third MW coaching award after leading the Aztecs to their fourth Mountain West regular-season crown. San Diego State, picked to finish fourth in the league's preseason poll, amassed a 16-2 record in Conference play in 2013-14.
Thames, a 6-3, 195-pound senior guard, ranked among league leaders in six different categories for Conference-only games in 2013-14. The Sacramento, Calif., native led the league in steals (1.7), and was third in free throw shooting (.846), fifth in scoring (17.8), sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.6), seventh in field goal percentage (.401) and ninth in assists (3.2). The Aztecs' leading scorer netted double figures in 15 of 18 MW contests this season, including seven 20-point outings. He dished out three or more assists in 10 games, and finished with 10 turnover-free performances against MW opponents.
2013-14 All Mountain West Men's Basketball Team
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR
COACH OF THE YEAR