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Coach Ryan Moody looks down in the in the first half of Benedictine’s quarter final game against Pikeville Friday night at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri.

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After rolling to a 31-4 record and into the Sweet 16 round of the NAIA Men’s Basketball Championship, Benedictine College coach Ryan Moody has been bestowed with a top honor.

The National Association of Basketball Coaches named Moody the NAIA Division I Coach of the Year, the association announced Monday.

Moody guided the Ravens to a 31-4 record that saw them hoist the Heart regular season trophy and advance to the league’s postseason tournament championship game. The Ravens finished the regular season with a 24-0 conference record. Adam Kutney and Thomas O’Connor were named All-Americans.

The former standout Benedictine player led his team on a 29-game win streak and to his fourth appearance in the national tournament as a coach. Benedictine’s season ended with a double-overtime loss to Pikeville at Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium.

Moody will be honored at the NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show on Sunday, April 7, in Minneapolis during the Final Four.

Brandon Zenner can be reached at brandon.zenner@newspressnow.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NPNowZenner.