Georgetown coach Doug Williams and junior star Noah Pack were given the Coach and Co-Player of the Year in the National Division of the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference.
Williams, in his second season coaching the team, led the G-Men to a 15-7 record and an unblemished 12-0 record in conference play. He inherited a team that had gone 3-20 the year before they arrived, helped bring a sectional championship in the first year and now a SBAAC National Conference Championship in year two.
“As a coach, last year I was the second worst coach in the division and now I was voted best this year. The players put in the work, it’s a testament to them and it shows with five kids getting all-league honors,” Williams said.
Pack shared Player of the Year honors with Williamsburg’s Nate Bogan. Pack filled the stat sheet once again this season, scoring 16.3 points a game, grabbing 14.7 rebounds a game, swatting 3.1 shots a contest to go with 2.9 assists per game. He did it in an efficient manner, shooting 62 percent from the floor.
In the 22 games this season, Pack recorded double-doubles with 16 of them.
“If you just look at his numbers they were a little better than last year, but his understanding of the game have improved immensely,” Williams said. “He realizes what a defense does and what to do against it. He would have good games last year, teams would switch things up and he’d struggle. This year if he didn’t have a good game scoring, he’d have a good game rebounding or assisting. He just understands it more, he’s unselfish, and not afraid to give his teammates the ball.”
The two weren’t the only G-Men to earn honors. Logan Doss and Luke Gast earned first team honors in the National Division of the SBAAC. Doss averaged 13.2 points per game this season and was second on the team in assists while being third in steals and field goal percentage. Gast averaged 9.8 points per game and led the team in 3-point shooting, knocking down 38.5 percent of his attempts.
“Last year a lot of times when we struggled, we’d just watch Noah play. This year the kids understood they’d get theirs if they stepped up and hit shots. Logan and Luke did a great job with that,” Williams said.
Cameron Brookbank was selected to the second team while Jonny Strickland was picked to the third team.
The G-Men get their postseason started on Tuesday as they await the winner of Saturday’s Clark Montessori-Cincinnati Christian matchup. Tuesday’s sectional game will take place at Western Brown at 6 p.m.
“I hope we’re not done yet. The kids had success in the postseason last year and hope we’re still hungry. It’s been different this year with us clinching the conference so early this year and I was worried about our kids dropping off and feeling accomplished,” Williams said. “But we’ve stayed hungry, played very well and the last part of the season was very tough scheduling which should have us tested come Tuesday.”