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The Daily Nole — April 8, 2021: FSU’s Hamilton Wins Ben Jobe Award

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Lead Story

Accolades for a legendary career continue to pile for Florida State head men’s basketball coach Leonard Hamilton.

This week, Hamilton was selected as the winner of the 2021 Ben Jobe Award. That honor annually goes to the nation’s top minority coach.

After leading FSU to its first ACC regular season title during the 2019-20 season, Hamilton guided the Seminoles to an 18-7 record, fourth-ever appearance in the ACC Championship and its third straight Sweet 16 this past season. Hamilton is the first Power 5 coach to win the honor since its inception in 2010.

Between the Lines

FSU women’s golf finished ninth at the LSU Invitational on Wednesday.

On the Agenda

FSU men’s tennis will host Miami on Thursday.

News and Notes

Former FSU head football coach Bobby Bowden was awarded the Florida Medal of Freedom on Tuesday.

FSU track and field’s Jayla Kirkland has been named ACC Women’s Co-Track Performer of the Week.

FSU baseball has added a game against Florida Gulf Coast for May 12.

Florida State hoops guard Sardaar Calhoun will enter the NBA Draft, but keep his eligibility.

New senior defensive analyst Randy Shannon will earn $45,000 at FSU.

Former FSU wide receiver Travis Rudolph was arrested on first-degree murder charges.

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Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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