University of Idaho head football coach Keith Gilbertson, who led the Vandals to the semifinal game of the NCAA Division 1-AA football championships, and Northern Arizona cross country coach Ron Mann have been selected the 1988 Big Sky Conference men's fall Coaches of the Year.

Both were selected in a vote of the Big Sky's men's athletic directors.Gilbertson, who has been contacted about the head coaching job at the University of Texas-El Paso and an assistant coaching job at the University of Washington, is 28-9 overall in his three years at Idaho with a 19-4 conference mark for an winning percentage of 82.6, the highest in league history.