Cottrell voted Player of the Year by Coaches
The post season accolades keep coming for Hayesville basketball star Zach Cottrell. Cottrell was recently voted district Player of the Year for Region 12 by the North Carolina Coaches Association.
A four-time SMC Player of the Year, Cottrell set a school scoring record with 1.938 points and recorded over 900 rebounds.
“This is truly a humbling experience and I feel truly blessed.” Zach said. His father and coach Mike Cottrell commented “This is truly a reflection of the team and community. It really does take a group effort.”
The coach also shared on a more personal level. “Obviously I’m proud of him as a coach but as a father I’m ecstatic. This isn’t something that happens all the time.” He continued, “Although I’m proud of him for his on-court accomplishments, my real pride comes from the person he is off the court.”
Zach has already signed with Appalachian State and will head to Boone this fall to become a Mountaineer.