Grant Named CAA Coach of the Year

The Colonial Athletic Association has named Earl Grant the CAA Coach of the Year.

In his third year with the Cougars, Grant guided the College to its best regular season record (23-8) since 2009. The College finished second in the CAA with a 14-4 record, which included at least one win over all nine league foes.

Grant joins the ranks of legends John Kresse and Bobby Cremins as the only coaches in program history to be honored as conference coach of the year.

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He wasn’t the only Cougar to take home CAA honors. Redshirt junior guard Joe Chealey was named to the All-CAA first team. Sophomore forward Jarrell Brantley was named to the All-CAA second team and CAA All-Defensive team, while junior guard Cameron Johnson made the CAA All-defense Team. Grant Riller made the CAA’s All-Rookie team, and junior forward Evan Bailey earned the Dean Ehlers Leadership Award for his work on and off the court.