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National Champ coach to host Q&A

Sep 8, 2021 8:48:13 AM



Ben McCollum will return once again to speak at the MBCA Clinic.  McCollum will host a question and answer session giving coaches the opportunity to ask questions about the National Championship program.

Over the past five seasons, McCollum has guided Northwest to a mark of 159-8 and three NCAA Division II national championships (2017, 2019, 2021). Over the past three seasons, Northwest has gone 97-3.

McCollum has guided the Bearcats to eight straight MIAA regular season titles and five consecutive MIAA tournament crowns. In 12 seasons at Northwest, McCollum has an overall record of 300-78.

Northwest captured the program's third NCAA Division II national championship in the 2020-21 season. McCollum guided the Bearcat to a 28-2 overall record. Northwest set an NCAA Elite Eight record by winning its three games by a total of 78 points - the most ever by a Division II national champion. McCollum was named the MIAA Coach of the Year for the seventh time after he helped guide the Bearcats to an MIAA record 21 league victories. Northwest was led by MIAA player of the year Trevor Hudgins, first-team all-MIAA pick Ryan Hawkins and MIAA defensive player of the year Diego Bernard. Hudgins earned NABC National Player of the Year accolades, while both Hudgins and Hawkins each tallied All-America status.