Livingstone head men's basketball coach James Stinson has been named the Clarence "Big House" Gaines College Basketball Coach of the Year. The award goes to the top minority coach in Division II basketball.
Stinson led the Blue Bears to their best season in school history as they went 22-7 and made it to the Division II playoffs.
The 22 wins are the most in a single season at Livingstone. The Blue Bears also won the programs first ever CIAA Southern Division Championship. They also made it to the championship game of the CIAA Tournament before falling to Bowie State.
In Stinson's 9 years at Livingstone, he has won 122 games.