Donovan named AP's SEC Coach of Year


Florida coach Billy Donovan smiles at a referee during Sunday's game against the Ole Miss Rebels in the SEC Tournament finals at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Ole Miss defeated Florida 66-63 to win the tournament championship.

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Published: Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:54 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:54 p.m.
Florida coach Billy Donovan received more postseason accolades on Monday. Donovan was named the SEC Coach of the Year by the Associated Press in a vote cast by sports writers throughout the conference. Florida senior forward Erik Murphy was named to the All-SEC first team, while UF's four remaining starters— Mike Rosario, Kenny Boynton, Scottie Wilbekin and Patric Young — received honorable mentions.


Donovan led Florida to the regular-season conference title for the fifth time in 17 seasons. Florida fell a game short of an SEC Tournament title with a 66-63 loss to Ole Miss in the finals Sunday in Nashville, Tenn. Per his contract, Donovan will receive a $25,000 bonus for being named AP SEC coach of the year.

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