BROOKINGS, S.D. (SDSU Sports Information) South Dakota State head men’s basketball coach Scott Nagy brought home a pair of honors from the Final Four festivities in New Orleans, La., for his commitment and service to the game of basketball and beyond. The National Basketball Coaches Association awarded Nagy it’s NABC Guardians of the Game Pillar Award for Service, while Samaritan’s Feet honored Nagy as its Barefoot Coach of the Year. Both awards honor Nagy for his work with Samaritan’s Feet, and his efforts to raise money and awareness for children throughout the work without shoes by coaching games in his bare feet. Nagy coached two games at Frost Arena this past season without shoes. Through his barefoot efforts, Nagy provided a voice for the voice-less, created awareness for Samaritan’s Feet, raised over $10,000, which provided 1,000 pairs of shoes to impoverished children, both in the United State and around the world.
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