MILES CITY — Miles Community College women's basketball coach Nate Vogel was honored as the Coach of the Year for Region XIII of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

The Pioneers finished the regular season undefeated for the first time in school history and currently are 32-0 after winning the regional championship on Sunday.

The team is ranked No. 17 in the NJCAA DI poll and will now travel to Illinois to play the winner of the Region IV tournament on March 9. The winner of that contest will advance to the NJCAA DI Women's Basketball Championships March 18-23 in Lubbock, Texas.

Vogel, a native of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is in his second year as coach of the Pioneers.

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