BYU men's volleyball coach Chris McGown was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association 2013 Men's Division I-II National Coach of the Year.
The first-seeded Cougars kick off the NCAA tournament Thursday at 9 p.m. (MDT) against No. 4-seed Penn State at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles.
McGown, also named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year, led the Cougars to their first NCAA Final Four appearance since 2004 and a 25-4 overall record entering the NCAA tournament. BYU held the No. 1 national ranking in the AVCA poll for 11 of the 15 regular season weeks, including the final seven and finished the season with a 21-3 conference record and won both the MPSF regular season and tournament titles.