Stand Up and Be Seen!
The 2010-11 Colonials men’s basketball season brought two important milestones for longtime coach Bob Campbell as he recorded his 500th career victory and received recognition from his peers as 2011 Coach of the Year for the Little East Conference (LEC).
Campbell reached his 500th career win when the Colonials defeated Plattsburgh State 86-80 in the opening-round game of the November 2010 Manhattanville Tournament. The victory came at the start of a successful 22-6 campaign in 2010-11 – Western’s sixth season with at least 20 victories since joining the LEC in 1994 – earning the Colonials an at-large berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time since 2005. The Colonials won their first-round game against Salve Regina before falling to Middlebury College in the second round.
The 2010-11 campaign also marked Campbell’s 28th season as Western’s head coach. He remains the coach with the best win-loss record in the Western program’s 64-year history, achieving 519 wins against just 218 losses for a career winning percentage of just over .700. His selection by fellow LEC coaches to receive the 2011 Coach of the Year honors represented the third time he has received the award, and the first since 2003.