ABILENE, Texas — On Monday morning, ACU head men's coach Joe Golding was named the Coach of the Year by the Southland Conference. 

In his 8th year, Golding guided ACU to the best overall record (25-6) in the Southland Conference and the second best in conference play (14-4). This season also saw ACU reach new program records in wins over a season and conference wins. 

The men's team will make its first appearance in the Southland Conference Tournament this Friday. The Wildcats will face either Southeastern Louisiana, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi or Central Arkansas.