Xavier's Chris Mack Named 2011 Skip Prosser Man Of The Year Award Winner
April 1, 2011
CINCINNATI --- Xavier University second-year head coach Chris Mack has been named as the recipient of the 2011 Skip Prosser Man of the Year award. The Skip Prosser Award was established in 2008 to honor those who not only achieve success on the basketball court but who display moral integrity off of it as well.
“It’s an honor to receive an award that has Skip Prosser’s name attached to it,” said Mack. “It means an awful lot to me because Skip is the one who jump-started my coaching career and gave me a chance. I think about him every day. He was not only a great coach. It’s fitting that we honor his integrity and the person that he was. Skip was the most genuine person and friend that I have ever met in this business. Skip continues to be a great role model for me and everyone in this profession on how it should be done.”
The late Skip Prosser, a member of the Xavier University Athletic Hall of Fame, enjoyed a successful collegiate head coaching career at Xavier, Wake Forest and Loyola College. The Skip Prosser Award is sponsored by collegeinsider.com and voted on by a national panel of experts.
Mack was XU’s Director of Basketball Operations from 1999-2001 under Prosser. Mack spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Wake Forest under Prosser from 2001-04.
Mack, the 2010-11 Atlantic 10 Conference Coach of the Year, is 50-17 (.746) overall and 29-3 (.906) in Atlantic 10 regular season play in two years at the helm at Xavier. Mack’s two-year A-10 record of 29-3 (15-1 this season and 14-2 last season) equals the best two-year A-10 run in Xavier history.
Mack led Xavier to the 2011 A-10 Regular Season Championship and the 2011 NCAA Tournament Second Round. XU finished 24-8 overall this past season.