Missouri wrestling coach Brian Smith has been named the coach of the year in the Mid-American Conference for 2013, the school announced Tuesday.
Smith led the Tigers to the conference title in their first year in the MAC, as Missouri scored 136 points – the most in MAC Championship history – and had four individuals win their brackets. Missouri sent all 10 of its starters to the NCAA Championships and finished the year ranked No. 4 in the NWCA/USA Today poll.
This marks the second consecutive season Smith has won coach of the year honors in his respective conference. Last year, Smith was named the Big 12’s coach of the year after leading the Tigers to their first Big 12 wrestling title in school history.