KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced former Bridgewater College coach Bill Leatherman and former Ohio Northern University coach Joe Campoli as the head coaches for the 2014 Reese's Division III College All-Star game, which will be played as part of the 2014 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship.
The Reese's Division III College All-Star game will be played on Saturday, March 22, prior to the NCAA Division III championship game, which begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. The teams are composed of two senior student-athletes from each of the eight regions in Division III and two seniors are selected by online voting on D3hoops.com.
The game will feature a pair of outstanding former coaches who have both been recipients of the NABC Division III Distinguished Service Award. Leatherman, who will coach the East team, won the NABC Division III Distinguished Service Award in 2010 while Campoli, who will guide the West team, was honored with the same award in 2006.
Leatherman was the head coach at Bridgewater College for 23 seasons and finished with a 335-262 record. A four time Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) coach of the year, his Eagles won three ODAC Championships during his tenure with three NCAA national tournament appearances. Leatherman was the recipient of the NABC Guardians of the Game Award for Advocacy in 2006.
Campoli coached at Ohio Northern University for 30 years, including the last 13 as head coach. He was voted the Division III National Coach of the Year twice (1993, 2001) and the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Coach of the Year Honor four times. Campoli, who has the highest winning percentage of any coach at Ohio Northern with a record of 245-101, led his team to a national championship in 1993, and a national runner-up finish in 2001. During his tenure, Polar Bears won 5 OAC championships, 4 OAC tournament championships and made two appearances in the Division III championship game.