Kankakee Community College (Ill.) head coach Dennis Clark and assistant Karen Blake have been named the Speedline/NFCA NJCAA Division II Coaching Staff of the Year.
Clark led the Cavaliers to a 40-17-1 record this season, which included the Region IV championship and the school's sixth appearance in the national tournament.
In the past 22 years, the Cavaliers have produced an overall record of 668-239. Coach Clark’s Cavaliers have made it to the Region IV championship game 14 of the last 15 years. They claimed the regional tournament title in 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 to advance to the national tournament. The Cavaliers have placed five times at the national tournament, 7th in 1997, 5th in 2000, and 3rd in 2001, 2002, and 2003.