CSUB head basketball coach Rod Barnes has been named a Coach of the Year finalist.Barnes is among 20 named in the running for the Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year Award. He is among the few nominees not from a major conference and the winner will be announced at the NCAA finals in Phoenix next week. Barnes is a former Naismith Coach of the Year when he was at Ole Miss, the most prestigious of coach’s award. He leads his Roadrunners in the National Invitation Tournament semi-finals Tuesday.

Sean Michael Lisle