Griz head coach Travis DeCuire has reached 50 wins faster than any other coach in Big Sky Conference history – his record is 55-17 since 2014 – and the accolades are starting to roll in.
He was named the Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year after leading Montana to a 16-2 mark and an outright league title. Then the National Association of Basketball Coaches named him the 2017-18 District 6 Coach of the Year. The award is voted on by fellow head coaches across the country.
Montana had a balanced offense that ranked among the league’s best, but it was the team's defense that led to great success, ranking in the top 25 nationally for turnovers forced, steals and turnover margin.
After this season, DeCuire agreed to a three-year contract extension, helping all of Griz Nation feel better.