Rock Valley College

Doty, Opat Chosen Coaches of the Year by IBCA

Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014

Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516

Rock Valley College head basketball coaches Craig Doty (men's) and Misty Opat (women's) have been honored by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) as Junior College Coaches of the Year for men's and women's basketball, respectively.

Doty led the men's basketball program to a program record 30 wins (30-5) and the program's first NJCAA national championship in its 48 year history.  Opat led the women's program to a 28-6 record and a runner up finish at the NJCAA national tournament.

In Doty's two seasons at Rock Valley College he has received the IBCA award each year.  Opat has won the award in each of the past three seasons after leading the Golden Eagles to the NJCAA championship game in three straight seasons and winning national championships in 2012 and 2013.  Both coaches will be honored on Saturday, April 26, in Normal, Illinois, at Illinois State University during the IBCA Hall of Fame Banquet.

Craig Doty and Misty Opat