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Terrell Eargle Named WVIAC Player of the Year

Monday, April 25, 2011

PRINCETON, W.Va.---Versatile Alderson-Broaddus senior Terrell Eargle has been selected as the 2009-10 WVIAC Men's Basketball Player of the Year by a vote of league coaches. Fairmont State rookie Isaac Thornton is the pick as the Freshman of the Year, while West Liberty's Jim Crutchfield is the Coach of the Year after leading the Toppers to the league regular season title.

Eargle (6-4, Sr., G) helped an inexperienced Alderson-Broaddus squad to a 22-5 regular season mark with his across the board contributions. The Youngstown, Ohio native leads the WVIAC in rebounding (10.9) and steals (3.3), while ranking among the league's leaders in scoring (14.7, 19th) and assists (4.2, 7th). His 14 double-doubles also top the WVIAC. A near-quadruple double of 16 points, 20 rebounds, 8 assists, and 8 steals during a January win against Davis & Elkins ranks among the top individual efforts in Division II during 2009-10. The four-year starter has been a part of 99 victories against only 24 defeats during his Battler career.

Thornton (6-3, Fr., G) made an immediate impact for a Fairmont State squad that enters the post-season with a 21-6 record by leading all WVIAC freshmen with 15.1 points per game. The former Martinsburg HS standout also contributed 5.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game for the Falcons.

Crutchfield earns his second WVIAC Men's Basketball Coach of the Year award after leading West Liberty to their first league championship since 1961 and a 25-1 overall record. The sixth-season head coach owns a sparkling 138-37 mark at the WLU helm and has won at least 20 games in each of those campaigns. This season's Toppers ended the regular season with a 20-game win streak, average 104.0 points per game, and currently own the top spot in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region rankings. The Clarksburg, WV native also won eight WVIAC Tennis Coach of the Year awards (3-men, 5-women) during a stint as WL's head coach in that sport.

The nine-player All-WVIAC first team does not feature any repeat selections from last season's senior-dominated squad. Eargle, West Virginia State's Darren Jones, West Liberty's Corey Pelle, and Davis & Elkins' Tim Turner move up from the 2008-09 All-WVIAC second team. Eargle was a first team All-WVIAC honoree following the 2007-08 season as a sophomore.

The remainder of the guard-oriented 2009-10 All-WVIAC first team consists of Jamar Board (Alderson-Broaddus), Steve Custis (Fairmont State), Mike Mathey (West Liberty), Josh Miller (WV State), and Bahaadar Russell (Charleston).

The complete 2009-10 All-WVIAC and All-Freshman squads follow:

First Team:
Jamar Board (Alderson-Broaddus, 6-0, Soph., G, Capital Heights, MD, 21.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 47% 3ptFG, 135 3ptFG)
Steve Custis (Fairmont State, 6-1, Soph., G, Frederick, MD, 17.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 51% FG)
Terrell Eargle (Alderson-Broaddus, 6-4, Sr., G, Youngstown, OH, 14.7 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 4.2 apg, 3.3 spg)
Darren Jones (WV State, 5-9, Sr., G, Cleveland, OH, 20.1 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.4 apg, 89% FT)
Mike Mathey (West Liberty, 6-2, Sr., G, Prospect, OH, 15.9 ppg, 6.2 apg, 6.0 rpg, 57% FG)
Josh Miller (WV State, 5-6, Jr., G, Charleston, WV, 20.5 ppg, 5.2 apg, 2.8 spg)
Corey Pelle (West Liberty, 6-0, Jr., G, Silver Grove, KY, 17.5 ppg, 5.3 apg, 3.3 rpg, 2.9 spg, 50% FG)
Bahaadar Russell (Charleston, 6-2, Sr., G, Phoenix, AZ, 20.0 ppg, 5.1 apg, 82% FT)
Tim Turner (Davis & Elkins, 6-1, Jr., G, Stafford, VA, 20.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.0 spg)

Second Team:
Danny Branch (Pitt Johnstown, 6-4, Jr., G, Washington, DC, 17.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.7 apg)
Danny Bruner (Fairmont State, 6-9, Sr., F, Kettering, OH, 12.5 ppg, 4.1 rpg)
Justin Caldwell (WV Wesleyan, 6-2, Jr., G, Mullens, WV, 19.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.6 apg)
Steve Catich (Wheeling Jesuit, 6-5, Soph., F, Tyrone, PA, 13.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 52% FG)
Chris Giles (Seton Hill, 6-5, Soph., G, West Mifflin, PA, 18.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 2.8 apg, 81% FT)
Patrick Grubbs (Pitt Johnstown, 6-8, Soph., C, Turtle Creek, PA, 16.7 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 67% FG)
PJ Turner (Davis & Elkins, 5-11, Jr., G, Auburndale, FL, 15.4 ppg, 8.7 apg)
John White (Charleston, 6-5, Jr., F, Cleveland, OH, 11.5 ppg, 10.0 rpg)

Honorable Mention:
Cody Boone (Seton Hill, 6-9, Sr., C, Howard, PA, 11.0 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 2.8 bpg, 56% FG)
Terrence Green (Fairmont State, 6-3, Jr., G/F, Williamsburg, VA, 12.7 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 53% FG)
Jonathan Liggins (Charleston, 6-0, Jr., G, Euclid, OH, 16.3 ppg, 3.6 apg)
Tyrone Roach (Shepherd, 5-11, Sr., G, Capital Heights, MD, 17.4 ppg, 2.0 apg)
Barry Shetzer (West Liberty, 6-4, Jr., F, North Canton, OH, 14.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 43% 3ptFG)
Donavin Vinson (Ohio Valley, 6-3, Jr., F, Cumberland, MD, 16.3 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 55% FG)
John Wolosinczuk (West Liberty, 6-7, Jr., F, Akron, OH, 13.1 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 2.0 bpg, 84% FT)

All-Freshmen:
Recardo Gaddy (Wheeling Jesuit, 6-2, G, Beltsville, MD, 11.7 ppg, 2.0 apg, 81% FT)
Andre Harris (Wheeling Jesuit, 6-5, G, Zanesville, OH, 12.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg)
Justin McCoy (Seton Hill, 5-10, G, Columbia, MD, 13.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.9 apg)
Chad Moore (Shepherd, 6-5, F, Winchester, VA, 14.3 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 53% FG)
Nick Novak (Pitt Johnstown, 6-1, G, Murrysville, PA, 12.5 ppg, 4.0 apg, 57% FG)
Isaac Thornton (Fairmont State, 6-3, G, Martinsburg, WV, 15.1 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.7 apg)

Player of the Year: Terrell Eargle, Alderson-Broaddus
Freshman of the Year: Isaac Thornton, Fairmont State
Coach of the Year: Jim Crutchfield, West Liberty

WVIAC Players of the Year:
1976: Dave Moore (Fairmont State)
1977: Dave Moore (Fairmont State)
1978: Vance Carr (Fairmont State)
1979: John Bates (WV Wesleyan)
1980: Leroy Loggins (Fairmont State)
1981: Kevin Beaford (Fairmont State)
1982: Phil Dailey (Salem)
1983: Sedale Threatt (WV Tech)
1984: Spencer Johnson (West Liberty)
1985: Tim Murphy (Fairmont State)
1986: Sam Cooke (WV Tech)/Keith Tyler (Charleston)
1987: Matt Bullett (Glenville State)
1988: Antonio Martin (Charleston)
1989: Willie Davis (Alderson-Broaddus)
1990: Willie Davis (Alderson-Broaddus)
1991: Ron Ward (Concord)
1992: Ron Ward (Concord)
1993: Willie Coleman (Salem-Teikyo)
1994: Willie Coleman (Salem-Teikyo)
1995: Antoine Hatcher (Salem-Teikyo)
1996: Shawn Harvey (WV State)
1997: Sean Hampton (Alderson-Broaddus)
1998: Sean Hampton (Alderson-Broaddus)
1999: Dewayne Richardson (Fairmont State)
2000: Ajamu Gaines (Charleston)
2001: Kalan Smith (Charleston)
2002: Wykeen Kelly (Salem International)
2003: Wykeen Kelly (Salem International)
2004: Mike Taylor (WV State)
2005: Lewis Muse (Concord)
2006: Shaun McKie (Salem International)
2007: Ted Scott (WV State)
2008: Chris Gilliam (Pitt Johnstown)
2009: Ted Scott (WV State)
2010: Terrell Eargle (Alderson-Broaddus)

WVIAC Coaches of the Year:
1980: Joe Retton (Fairmont State)
1981: Joe Retton (Fairmont State)
1982: Ray Barnhart (Salem)
1983: Jim O'Brien (Wheeling)
1984: Bruce Stewart (WV Wesleyan)
1985: Tex Williams (Charleston)/Rich Cameron (WV Wesleyan)
1986: Tex Williams (Charleston)
1987: Terry Brown (Bluefield State)
1988: Tom Sutherland (WV Tech)
1989: Jay DeFruscio (Wheeling Jesuit)
1990: Tom Sutherland (WV Tech)
1991: Steve McDonald (WV Wesleyan)
1992: Greg White (Charleston)
1993: Gary Nottingham (Glenville State)
1994: Mike Carey (Salem-Teikyo)
1995: Butch Haswell (Fairmont State)
1996: Dan Petri (West Liberty State)
1997: Mike Carey (Salem-Teikyo)
1998: Butch Haswell (Fairmont State)
1999: Mike Carey (Salem-Teikyo)
2000: Jayson Gee (Charleston)
2001: Jeff Kepreos (WVU Tech)
2002: Charlie Miller (WV Wesleyan)
2003: Jay DeFruscio (Wheeling Jesuit)
2004: Bryan Poore (WV State)
2005: Jim Crutchfield (West Liberty)
2006: Greg Zimmerman (Alderson-Broaddus)
2007: Greg Zimmerman (Alderson-Broaddus)
2008: Bob Rukavina (Pitt Johnstown)
2009: Bryan Poore (WV State)
2010: Jim Crutchfield (West Liberty)

WVIAC Freshmen of the Year:
1999: Michael Jebbia (West Liberty)
2000: Delonta Jones (WVU Tech)
2001: Brian Atkins (Concord)
2002: Stephen Dye (Alderson-Broaddus)
2003: Chris Dunn (WV State)
2004: Tony Cornett (WV State)
2005: Shane Maynard (West Liberty)
2006: Chris Carey (Fairmont State)
2007: Terrell Eargle (Alderson-Broaddus)
2008: Liki Turner (Shepherd)
2009: Cedric Harris (Wheeling Jesuit)
2010: Isaac Thornton (Fairmont State)