Jessamine County native Chris Holtmann was recognized as the Big South Conference’s Coach of the Year on Sunday.
Holtmann, the head coach of the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs since 2010, led his team to a 20-11 overall record, including going 11-5 in conference play.
The Bulldogs take the only 20-win record into the conference tournament that begins Thursday in Conway, S.C.
Holtmann played for Jessamine County High School in the late 1980s before attending Taylor University in Indiana where he was selected for the NAIA All-American team for his efforts in leading Taylor to a 29-5 record and a No. 1 national ranking.