Railrunners' Gaffney grabs CBA's Coach of the Year honors
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB)-- For the second consecutive year, a Chattanooga Railrunners' head coach garners the Central Basketball Association's Coach of the Year honors.
Paul Gaffney, the CBA's founder and Chattanooga franchise owner, took over bench boss duties this year after the exit of Rodney English, who won the same distinction in the Railrunners' inaugural season.
Gaffney, the longtime former Harlem Globetrotter, helped the Rail Runners win their second straight regular season title and earn the top seed in the playoffs. The Railrunners finished with a 7-1 regular season record, and put together a team that finished second in points scored (103.9), second in points allowed (90.6), and had the largest average margin of victory (13.3) in the league this season.
The Railrunners will face the fourth-seed and host, Fort Wayne Flite, on Saturday, May 30 in the semi-finals. It will be the fourth meeting between the two organizations in the last two seasons, in which Chattanooga leads the series 3-0.
Chattanooga blasted the Peoria Panthers last week in the CBA's opening round playoff, eclipsing Peoria by 30 points as 5 Railrunners hit double digits.