Saint Louis Swimming and Diving head coach Jim Halliburton was named the Region Eight Coach of the Year on Saturday, March 9 at the University of Missouri.

This is the seventh time Halliburton has won the award, the most all-time in the region.

Region Eight includes teams in the states of Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas. The award is given out twice a year.

The Billikens recently wrapped up their season when they competed in the Atlantic Ten Championships where the men’s side finished the competition with 344 points, and the women scored 181. The two teams combined to bring home five medals.