Leo Kocher, the head coach at the University of Chicago, has been tabbed to receive the 2015 Norman Maclean Faculty Award from the university. Kocher has been the head coach at the University of Chicago for 36 years, and he will be receiving his award on June 6th. The award is described as follows: “Given for the first time in June 1997, the Norman Maclean Faculty Award honors emeritus or very senior faculty for extraordinary contributions to teaching and to the student experience of life within the University community. … The candidate should have a long history with the University and have made a significant impact on at least two generations of students.”
Kocher has coached 22 All-Americans and his teams have finished in the top 15 at the NCAA Championships four different times. He is set to begin his 37th season at Chicago next year with a team that returns 125 lbs. Midwest Regional champion Devan Richter.