Rick Barnes Named Knoxville News Sentinel Sportsperson of the Year

Credit: UT Athletics

Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes on Monday was named the Knoxville News Sentinel’s 2018 Sportsperson of the Year.

Barnes guided the Volunteers to last season’s SEC Championship, and has this year’s team ranked No. 3 nationally after an 11-1 start. He and his wife, Candy, also are involved in several philanthropic causes throughout the Knoxville area.

The full story is available in Monday’s edition of the Knoxville News Sentinel and can be accessed online HERE (subscription required).

Barnes and the Vols open SEC play Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena when they host Georgia at 3:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network).

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