Tri-County Youth Sports Grant
Tri-County Youth Sports Grant Winners
1993 Tri-County Male Coach of the Year

DAVE DARNALL

Dave Darnall, in his 20th season as men's basketball coach at Eureka College, is one of the state's most successful coaches. Last season his team went 24-5, his third consecutive season of 24 or more wins, won the championship of NAIA District 20 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA Division II national tournament at Nampa, Idaho before bowing out, Eureka's second consecutive appearance in the national tournament.

Eureka ranked 13th in the final NAIA Division II poll last year, finished first in rebound percentage, second in team scoring margin, third in three-point field goal shooting, fourth in team scoring defense and sixth in team field goal shooting.

Darnall entered this season with a 356-148 record, placing him 16th on the NAIA percentage win list and 14th on the NCAA Division Ill ranking.