TORONTO - Raptors 905 head coach Jerry Stackhouse has been named the NBA D-League coach of the year.

In his first season as head coach, Stackhouse led Raptors 905 to its first Central Division title and a league-best 39-11 mark, including a D-League record 21-4 on the road.

Stackhouse received the only coach of the month award in team history after leading Raptors 905 to a 9-3 record in December. Raptors 905 continued to improve with a 10-2 record in January and an 11-2 record in March.

Raptors 905 hosted the Maine Red Claws in Game 2 of the D-League Eastern Conference final Wednesday night, leading the best-of-three series 1-0.

Stackhouse played 19 seasons in the NBA following a stellar collegiate career at North Carolina. He joined the Raptors organization as an assistant coach in 2015.