Ratzlaff named KBCA Coach of the Year

Tabor College head men’s basketball coach Micah Ratzlaff has been named the 2016 KBCA four-year college men’s Coach of the Year. Last season, Ratzlaff’s Bluejays made their third-consecutive trip to the NAIA tournament and ended the year with a school-record 30 wins.<p>Tabor College head men’s basketball coach Micah Ratzlaff has received recognition from the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association as the 2016 four-year college men’s Coach of the Year.

This past year, Ratzlaff’s squad swept its KCAC opponents with a record of 20-0. The Bluejays won the KCAC tournament and earned their third-consecutive trip to the NAIA national tournament. The Bluejays ended the season with a school-record 30 wins—and only four losses—and Ratzlaff was named KCAC Coach of the Year for the second year in a row.

In Ratzlaff’s nine seasons at Tabor, the Bluejays hold the best record in the KCAC at 107-57. Over the last three years, Tabor has claimed two regular-season KCAC titles and two KCAC tournament titles while going 45-11 in league play.

Ratzlaff transferred to Tabor from Oral Roberts University. While at Tabor, he was a two-time All-American honorable mention recipient. Ratzlaff graduated from Tabor with a degree in physical education in 2003. He earned his master’s degree in physical education from Union College (Ky.) in 2005.

Ratzlaff served as an assistant coach at Union College and East Central University (Okla.) before returning to Tabor as an assistant coach in 2006. The following year, he was named head coach.

Ratzlaff will be formally recognized at the KBCA Awards Reception June 25 on the campus of Kansas Wesleyan University.

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