Seven area basketball coaches were honored by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association on Monday as awards for coach of the year were released.

Winner head coach Larry Aaker was tabbed as the Region 8 girls coach of the year, while Sam Olson received assistant coach of the year honors after the Warriors finished 24-0 and captured the Class A state championship.

Corsica-Stickney swept the Region 7 awards, as Mike Tuschen was named the boys basketball head coach of the year, while Lorisa Broughton was honored on the girls side. Ethan's Tim Hawkins was the boys assistant of the year and Avon's Travis Seitzinger won the award on the girls side.

Wagner's Tera Koupal was named lower level girls coach of the year for Regions 5-8.