Austin Peay Sports Information
Colorado, Springs, CO – Former Austin Peay State University basketball standout Greg Franklin, who led Chipola College to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I women’s title this spring, has been named NJCAA Division I Coach of the Year.
Franklin guided Chipola to a 34-1 record in 2014-15, leading the program to its first national championship. He coached two-time All-America forward Evelyn Akhator, who also was the Spalding® NJCAA DI Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, along with second-team All-America guard sophomore guard Sueterrica Key.Franklin owns a 96-11 record in his four seasons at Chipola. He also coached from 2002-07 at Southeastern Illinois College. He owns a 250-36 at the junior college level. In between his two junior college stints, he spent five seasons as a Mississippi State assistant.
Franklin, who played guard for the Govs from 1989-93, scored 1,312 points during his four seasons. The Central City, KY., native was second-team All-Ohio Valley Conference in 1991-92 after being named to the league’s all-freshman team in 1989-90.