Rick Barnes named "overwhelmingly" National Coach of the Year

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Tennessee basketball's winning weekend is continuing Monday with a national award.

Coach Rick Barnes was named the National Coach of the Year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

The Henry Iba award, presented annually, was announced prior to Barnes media availability Monday.

Previous winners include Tony Bennett of Virginia, Mark Few of Gonzaga, and Gregg Marshall of Wichita State.