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Webfoot Awards: Dana Altman wins Best Coach

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The votes are in. After leading the Ducks to their first Elite Eight appearance in nearly a decade, Dana Altman was voted as Best Coach in our second annual Webfoot Awards.

Here is how the final voting broke down:

This season, the Ducks set a school record with 31 wins, thanks in large part to a perfect 18-0 record at Matthew Knight Arena.

The turning point of the season came in mid-February when the Ducks lost two straight games to California and Stanford on the road. It was Oregon’s only losing streak of the season as the Ducks bounced back to rattle off 11 straight wins before finally falling to Oklahoma in the Elite Eight.

Ever since arriving in Eugene back in 2010, Dana Altman had slowly but surely been building this program into a contender. First, it was a CBI title. The next year, it was a deep run into the NIT. Then came the NCAA tournament appearances. This was finally the year the Ducks broke through the ceiling, and the scary thing is that they could be even better this season.