Saturday, February 18, 2006

Tulane Basketball - Growing Up the Hard Way

I've kept an eye on the Tulane basketball program as they have dealt with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina this season. My interest has been piqued because of their new head coach, Dave Dickerson. He was an assistant coach at Maryland for nine years prior to taking the Tulane job. I got to know him a little bit (I wrote about that last April) and was very impressed with him both as a coach and a person.

Needless to say, this season has been a challenge well beyond what Coach Dickerson anticipated. This feature by Kyle of The Sporting News looks at the personal challenges players and coaches faced in dealing with the new reality Katrina brought to New Orleans, the Tulane campus, and their own lives. It is an outstanding piece I strongly recommend for you to read.


At 7:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coach D has been doing a fine job. He has a chance to get the Wave to .500 in CUSA- ap retty good chance at that- and they ought to win a tournament game.

More than I expected. Now he's got to get some players on here.


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