Revisiting Zach Spiker at Army

In early October I wrote about a 32-year old Cornell assistant getting his chance, Zach Spiker. Here is the NYT follow-up. Army Feels the Energy of a Youthful New Coach Great story, and so far so good… 9-3 start. Love to see first-timers get a chance and do a great job with it, especially young…

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Army hires ex-Cornell assistant Spiker as coach

CBSSports.com reports Zach Spiker has been hired as men’s basketball coach at Army. I don’t know Zach Spiker, at all.  I don’t know anyone who knows him… but I love to see an athletic department take a chance.  Zach Spiker isn’t a household name, he has never been a head coach and if this job wasn’t open…

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Army fires Crews after seven losing seasons

Army fired men’s coach Jim Crews after seven losing seasons.  Firing basketball coaches after multiple losing seasons is nothing new, it is the nature of our profession.  What doesn’t happen is doing it on September 23rd,  22 days before the start of practice.   Athletic Director Kevin Anderson said in a statement that Crew won’t…

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