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Webb Hatch begins his 18th season as the head men's basketball coach at Frostburg State University as well as his 43rd year of coaching in 2016-17.

In his first 17 years at the helm, Hatch has guided the Bobcats to 200 overall wins including 90 in the AMCC and 35 in their first six years as a member of the CAC. The winningest coach in the program's 74-year history, Hatch has also led FSU to one Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament championship, a pair of AMCC Tournament second-place finishes and one Eastern College Athletic Conference South Region Runner-Up showing.

Last winter, Frostburg posted a 7-18 overall mark that included five wins in the CAC and a runner-up showing at the Washington & Lee Holiday Tournament. FSU collected four wins in five games during the middle part of their schedule and led the CAC in rebounds (38.4) and blocks (5.5). The Bobcats also finished fifth in the CAC in three-pointers (162) and fourth in steals (7.4).

Frostburg finished with a 10-15 overall record and barely missed out on the CAC Tournament during the 2014-15 season. In late November, the Bobcats upset then 13th-ranked Randolph Macon 76-67, part of a four-game winning streak for the Bobcats.

In 2013-14, FSU finished the year 3-22 with a 2-14 slate in the CAC. The Bobcats finished second in the CAC in rebounding (37.5) and fifth in blocks (2.7 per game). Senior Jabari Kamau finished his junior season fourth in the league in rebounding, averaging 7.4 rebounds per game.

In 2012-13, FSU finished with 10 wins and earned a berth in the CAC Tournament following a fifth-place regular-season finish. The Bobcats finished third in the conference in scoring (69.8), third in rebounding (35.2) and third in field goals made (643). Senior Christian Jackson finished second in NCAA Division III in scoring (25.8), set FSUís single-season scoring mark and finished just seven points shy of setting the CAC scoring record.

In 2011-12, Frostburg posted an even 13-13 overall record, but grabbed 10 wins in the CAC and made a trip to the CAC Tournament. Frostburg led the league in scoring (72.4), tied for the conference lead in steals (9.7) and finished second in field goals (682), three-pointers (158), offensive rebounding (13.4) and assists (12.9).

In 2010-11, Hatch became the school's all-time winningest coach after leading the team to 11 wins. With a victory over Stevenson in mid-January, Hatch surpassed Oscar Lewis for the all-time wins mark. Hatch and the Bobcats kicked off the 2010-11 season in fine fashion with three-straight victories and the 2010 Pride of Maryland Tournament Championship. FSU downed No. 11 ranked St. Mary's in the title game to capture the school's first title in the POM Tournament.

Prior to joining the CAC, Hatch led the Bobcats through 11 years in the AMCC that included 146 overall wins and 90 in the league. Hatch guided Frostburg to nine appearances in the AMCC Tournament and two berths in the league championship, which included the 2000-01 tournament title. FSU, which appeared in the AMCC Tournament semifinals six times, totaled 18 all-conference selections and annually finished near the top of the league in both scoring and rebounding.

FSU combined for 36 wins over the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons, the second-highest two-year total in the programís history (trailing only the 37 wins from 1970-1972). In 2000-01, the Bobcats finished 20-10 and captured their only AMCC Tournament championship and earned a berth to the ECAC Southern Region Championship Tournament for the eighth time in school history.

Hatch joined the Frostburg State staff in late August 1999 and needed just one year to turn around the Bobcats. After a 6-19 overall record and a 2-10 mark in the AMCC in his first season, Hatchís second squad went 20-10 (8-4 AMCC), the biggest improvement from the previous season by any NCAA Division III program in the country.

Hatch came to Frostburg after having served as an assistant at Virginia Military Institute, his alma mater, for the 1998-99 season. Prior to his stint at VMI, Hatch was the first-ever head menís basketball coach at Division III Marymount University in Arlington, Va., for 10 seasons, where he also served as the schoolís assistant athletic director and sports information director.

Hatch led Marymount to a 13-9 record in his debut season. In 1990-91, he earned Capital Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors after guiding the Saints to the CAC regular-season championship and a 16-11 overall record. He also led Marymount to an 18-10 record and the CAC Tournament championship in 1991-92. His Marymount teams also advanced to the CAC tournament championship game in the 1990-91 and 1995-96 seasons.

Prior to Marymount, Hatch served as an assistant coach at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Va., from 1977 to 1987, where he helped coach the Marlins to two Dixie Conference championships and three NCAA Division III Tournament appearances.

Additionally, Hatch served as head coach at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy in Suffolk, Va., from 1975 to 1977. He coached the boysí team to a 23-3 record and the VAAC championship in the 1976-77 season, and he was also an assistant football coach and social studies teacher at the school.

Hatch began his coaching career as an assistant at Prince George (Va.) High School in 1969-70 prior to a two-year tour of duty in the United States Army. He has also organized, promoted and directed summer basketball camps for the past 30 years.

Hatch received his bachelorís degree in history from VMI in 1969 and later earned a masterís degree in education from Old Dominion University in 1985.

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