DICKINSON, ND- Dickinson State University Head Men's basketball coach Justin Wetzel has been named this week's NAIA national coach of the week by Hoopdirt.com. This is the first time a DSU coach has received the award.
"It's an honor, but it's a real testament to our players and coaches, it's no secret they are the real talent in the program and I'm just fortunate to be a part of the process." Stated Wetzel
The Hawks have been clamping down on the defensive end of late. In their two wins last week they held both teams to under 52 points – they beat Viterbo 92-52 on Friday, and then knocked off Mayville State 70-48 on Saturday afternoon.
Dickinson State stands at 18-7 on the year and a conference best 10-2. The Blue Hawks have now reeled off eight straight wins, and remain a perfect 12-0 at home. The 18-wins are the most for the program since 2004, and they remain in first place of the NSAA.