Tony Bennett

American basketball player-coach
Tony Bennett Anthony "Tony" Guy Bennett (born June 1, 1969 in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is an American college basketball coach and current head coach for the University of Virginia Cavaliers men's team. In his younger years he played collegiately for the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Phoenix and professionally for the NBA's Charlotte Hornets and was later head coach at Washington State University. As a player, he ranks first all-time in NCAA Division I for career three-point field goal accuracy, at 49.7% (minimum 200 made and 2.0 made per game). He is the son of former coach Dick Bennett and brother of current Northern Illinois Huskies women's basketball head coach Kathi Bennett. As a coach, he was awarded the Henry Iba Award and was honored as AP National Coach of the Year and Naismith College Coach of the Year in 2007. As a player, he won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award in 1992.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin United States
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AP Men's Basketball Coach of the Year National Coach of the Year Henry Iba Award Naismith College Coach of the Year

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