Matt Furjanic of Polk State has been inducted into the FCSAA Hall of Fame.
He and four other inductees will be recognized during the men's semifinal round at the FCSAA Tournament on Friday, March 10, 2017, at College of Central Florida in Ocala.
"It is an honor to become a member of the Hall of Fame along with the great coaches and players that were previously honored in the best region of junior college basketball in the country," said Furjanic.
Furjanic is in his 17th year as head coach of Polk State basketball program. In the past 16 years, he has amassed an overall record of 309-192, which includes six Suncoast Conference titles (2013, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2004 and 2003), three Suncoast Conference tournament titles, and six Suncoast Conference Coach of the Year awards.
Sixty players have gone on to earn scholarships at four-year institutions during Furjanic's tenure. Polk State is one of only two teams in Florida to qualify for the NJCAA Region 8 tourney in seven of the last nine years.
Members of the Hall of Fame have made outstanding contributions as a coach, player, official, administrator or contributor.
Coaches must have been actively involved in coaching at an FCSAA-member college for a minimum of five years or won an NJCAA Championship.
Additionally, the FCSAA Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution in all co-curricular activities, including athletics.