​Head Men's Basketball Coach Delton Deal was named the Don Meyer Coach of the Year for the 2015-16 season. The award is presented to the top NAIA head coach, as voted on by the award committee. The Don Meyer award committee is a 20 member panel, consisting of 15 current or retired head coaches and five collegeinsider.com staff members. Current Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander is the chairman of the award committee.

Coach Deal led the Panthers to their winningest season in history as they compiled a 25-10 season and finishing their year in the round of eight at the NAIA Division II National Tournament. York College made headlines across the country after they upset number one seed University of Saint Francis in the first round. The Panthers were the first team in the history of the NAIA to knock off a one seed in the first round. York wasn't finished though as they won their next game to set up their matchup against eventual champion Indiana Wesleyan in the round of eight.

Under Coach Deal's leadership the Panthers have made the national tournament twice: 2013 and 2016. He holds a 112-78 record at York College and helped them to two 20-win seasons. In the six years under Deal, the team has never had a losing season.

"I'm very honored and humbled to receive this award. There were a lot of high caliber coaches up for this award and I'm honored that I was chosen. This is an oustanding award named after a legend and to have my name spoken with his is very humbling," said Deal. "I'm very thankful for York College and this program. This team is amazing and I'm just thankful to be able to coach every day here."

York College President Steve Eckman was very excited as well. "York College emphasizes character in its athletic programs. Coach Deal is a great example of  a coach who not only teaches technique and implements strategy, but who has developed young men of character who are leaders on our campus and successful in life. His success is evident in the young men from his program that go on to the next level and play professionally. We are proud of him and his program."

You can read more about the Don Meyer award here.