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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - University of Colorado men's basketball head coach Tad Boyle was one of 24 head coaches named District Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The award is selected by the head coaches.

In his two years with the Buffaloes, Boyle coached the Buffaloes to a school-record tying 24 victories during the 2011-12 season, a feat that was accomplished the previous year when CU also won 24 games and advanced to the NIT Final Four.

This past March, CU became just the 10th team from the "big six" conferences to win four games in four days en route to the Pac-12 Championship in Los Angeles earning the automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. It was the first NCAA Tournament for CU in nine years advancing to the third round.

Boyle is CU's first NABC District of the Year recipient since the award was established in 1970.

Boyle has 48 wins over his two years as the CU head coach, the best two-year span of any men's basketball head coach in the 111-year history of the program. He also holds the school mark for victories in the post-season with 10 (three defeats) with six wins in the Pac-12/Big 12 Conference tournaments; three in the NIT; one in the NCAA Tournament.