Casper College mens basketball coach Dan Russell gets Coach of the year

CASPER, Wyo. (WYOMING NEWS NOW)- Dan Russell has been named the Region IX men's basketball coach of the year. This is the first time he has received this honor during his six seasons coaching at Casper College.

The Thunderbirds went 32-3 overall this past season. The team won the Region IX tournament for the first time since 1996 and made an appearance in the national tournament.