Barnes named Big 12 Coach of the Year

Garrett Callahan

For the fourth time in his career, Texas head coach Rick Barnes has been named the Big 12 Coach of the Year.

Barnes, who also earned the award in 1999, 2003, and 2008, now ties Kansas coach Bill Self for the most Coach of the Year accolades in Big 12 history.

He led his team to a 22-9 overall record and 11-7 mark in league play after finishing 16-18 last season. Barnes now faces West Virginia in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament while awaiting their place in the NCAA Tournament, which is set to begin March 18th.