Baton Rouge, LA – For the third straight season, LSUA collected both small college individual honors from the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches as Larry Cordaro was named the Coach of the Year and Brian Sylvester was named the Player of the Year.
Cordaro collected the Coach of the Year Award for the third straight season from the LABC, guiding the Generals to a 34-1 record and the program's first appearance in the NAIA Fab Four. In three years, he's accumulated an 86-9 record at LSUA with three conference regular season championships and two tournament titles with a 4-3 record at the NAIA National Championship Tournament. LSUA is currently riding a 40-game regular season win streak and is 40-0 all-time in true home games, 39 of them coming in The Fort, 1 in the Rapides Parish Coliseum, with 2 other "neutral site" wins coming in the Coliseum as well. Cordaro was also named the National Association of Basketball Coaches' NAIA Coach of the Year as well.
Sylvester, a senior forward, became LSUA's first 1,000 career point scorer, finishing his three-year career as a General with 1,221 points in 94 career games. In the 2016-17 season, Sylvester averaged a career high 14.0 points per game on 60.4% shooting. He also averaged 8.1 rebounds per game over his time at LSUA. This is his first LABC Player of the Year award.
LSUA has swept these awards all three years since the program's inception, with Cordaro winning all three Small College Coach of the Year Awards, while former Generals guard DeAngelo Coleman won the last two Player of the Year Honors.