After leading his Saints to a 31-7 season and a 3rd place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament, Seward County Saints Head Coach has been named the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year.

Zollingerís Saints captured the schoolís first ever back to back Jayhawk West Conference Championship this season, going 12-4 in conference play. He then led Seward to a perfect 4-0 record in the Region VI Tournament to help them earn a berth in the NJCAA National Tournament for the second time in his five years at Seward County. In Hutchinson, the Saints won their first two games to reach the Final Four before falling to #2 Northwest Florida State, but bounced back, like Zollingerís first trip to The Tournament, to win the 3rd place game. This marks the second time Zollinger has garnered the KBCA Coach of the Year award, after also bringing home the award after the 2008 season. Zollinger holds a career record of 137-38, good for a .783 winning percentage which is the best in school history.