Newstrom, Devney, Elhard Earn MBCA Honor

By KBJR News 1

March 26, 2013 Updated Mar 26, 2013 at 6:37 PM CDT

(NNCNOW.com) --- Three Northland coaches have been named by the Minnesota Basketball Coaches' Association (MBCA) as a 2012-13 section coach of the year, it was announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Bob Newstrom earns the distinction in Section 7A, that after leading Lakeview Christian Academy to a (20-11) overall record and a second straight trip to the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Class A tournament.

Mike Devney is the award recipient in Section 7AA after he helped Esko get to its first MSHSL Class AA tournament since 2003, with the Eskomos finishing in fourth place and with a (27-6) overall record.

Dan Elhard, finally, earns the honor out of Section 7AAA following Grand Rapids' sixth straight trip to the MSHSL Class AAA tournament, with the Thunderhawks ending the year (20-10).

Posted by Zach Schneider
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