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Reporter Rachel Terlep covers the Notre Dame FIghting Irish and other sports for the Elkhart Truth.


Bethel College's Lightfoot to be honored at NABC awards program in Dallas

Mike Lightfoot will be among other honorees during the National Association of Basketball Coaches Guardians of the Game Awards Show on Sunday, April 6.

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 10:08 p.m.

MISHAWAKA — Bethel College's Mike Lightfoot will be among other honorees during the National Association of Basketball Coaches Guardians of the Game Awards Show on Sunday, April 6, as part of NCAA Final Four weekend in Dallas.

Lightfoot will be saluted for reaching his 700th career victory this season. He reached the milestone in 960 games, making him the 18th quickest men's coach ever for all levels and the third quickest in NAIA.

Lightfoot is 712-263 for over 27 years heading up the Pilots. Among his achievements, he has has guided Bethel to three national titles (1995, 1997 and 1998) and two other NAIA Division II Final Fours, the most recent in 2009. He has won NAIA National Coach of the Year honors twice, 10 conference regular-season titles and eight league tourney crowns.

The Pilots went 28-8 this past season, reaching the NAIA D-II Elite Eight.




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 Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota runs the football during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against South Dakota in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Updated on Aug. 31, 2014 at 5:36 p.m.
 Michigan defensive end Brennen Beyer (97), defensive back Delonte Hollowell (24), and running back De'Veon Smith (4) celebrate in the stands with student fans after beating Appalachian State 52-14 in an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

Updated on Aug. 31, 2014 at 4:18 p.m.
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