Bearcats head coach Adam Dorrel has been named the AFCA Division II Coach of the Year after leading Northwest to their second every 15-0 season and the Division II National Championship.
Dorrel coached Northwest to an outright MIAA crown and a 43-28 win over Lenoir-Rhyne in the national title game back in December. The Maryville native now holds a 36-3 record in three seasons at the helm with the Bearcats.
It's the fifth time a Northwest coach has received the honor and the first since four-time recipient Mel Tjeerdsma in 2009. The current Northwest athletic director also earned the accolade in 1998, 1999, and 2008.