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Gators coach Mike White receives SEC, regional accolades

Second-year Florida coach led Gators to 24 wins, No. 2 seed in SEC tournament

Florida Gators coach Mike White was named SEC and district coach of the year.
Florida Gators coach Mike White was named SEC and district coach of the year. (Getty Images)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida Gators basketball coach Mike White picked up a pair of honors Tuesday from his fellow coaches and regional media.

White was named Southeastern Conference coach of the year after leading the Gators to 24 wins, including 14 wins against SEC competition.

Now in his second season, White was also named district coach of the year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. He was recognized as the top college basketball coach in the region, which is comprised of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.

White succeeded three-time SEC coach of the year Billy Donovan, who left Florida in 2015 to become head coach of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.

Florida sophomore KeVaughn Allen also received first-team All-SEC and All-District accolades after leading the Gators in scoring.

The Gators (24-7, 14-4 SEC) earned the No. 2 seed in the SEC tournament and will face either Vanderbilt or Texas A&M in Friday's quarterfinals.


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