Wednesday the National Association of Basketball Coaches named Hesser as its Midwest Region coach of the year.
Hesser's Panthers lost three big pieces from last year's national championship team, but it hardly slowed down the Panthers.
Drury is currently 27-3 and back in the Elite Eight.
Also being honored with regional awards is Panther guard Kameron Bundy, he was named first team All-Midwest.
Bundy leads the Panthers with his 17.6 points per game average.
Drury will play West Liberty at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 26th in Evansville.
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