Ogden, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Idaho State's Mike Kramer was named the Big Sky Conference's coach of the year on Wednesday for the fourth time at a third different school.
Previously, the 59-year-old Kramer earned top Big Sky honors at Montana State twice and Eastern Washington once.
He is just the second coach in Division I history to earn coach of the year honors at three different schools in the same conference. Dennis Erickson was the first to accomplish the feat, claiming honors at Washington State, Oregon State and Arizona State in the Pac-12.
Under Kramer, Idaho State finished the season with an 8-4 record and in a three-way tie for second place in the conference with a 6-2 mark. The Bengals had won only six games over his first three seasons with the program from 2011-13, and only nine from 2008-13.
Off the field, Kramer's team has posted a 3.0 or better grade point average in five of the last six semesters to emerge from NCAA academic sanctions.