Massimino Leads Seahawks to Take-On Villanova, Two Other Nationally Ranked Teams -
Rollie Massimino, Northwood University Florida Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Director of Basketball Operations will “return home” along with the…
This is really cool. Coach Rollie Massimino will be taking his Northwood (FL) team to play Villanova as part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of Villanova’s National Championship win over Georgetown.
Did you know that Grace College Head Coach Jim Kessler heads into this season with 699 wins?
Did you know that Oregon Tech Coach Danny Miles heads into this season with 1,004 wins?
Did you know that the winningest active coach within NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball is Biola’s Dave Holmquist, with 875 wins?
Did you know that the winningest men’s coach in all of college basketball is Harry Statham from McKendree? He heads into the 2014-15 season with an incredible 1,077 wins.
Anonymous said: Hi John, my son has been in contact with a number of colleges and has had some positive replies requesting further information. One recent reply from a coach requested the names of the other colleges he had been in communication with. Is this 'normal' and should my son oblige? What would be the purpose of requesting this information? Thanks from Australia
Good question, and thank you for reaching out.
I would say that some coaches ask this question directly, and others ask it indirectly (i.e. they may ask the high school/club coach, a recruiting service or others). I don’t have a strong opinion either way (whether you should answer the question or not), as I don’t think that it really makes a whole lot of difference, either way.
They would probably ask the question for several reasons. They may want to know about the competition. They may want to get an idea of the “level” of schools that are recruiting your son. They may eventually want to cite the advantage(s) that their school/basketball program may have compared to the competition. They might just be curious. There certainly may be other reasons.
Again, I don’t see a whole lot of downside to naming the other schools, unless there weren’t other schools……
Thank you for reaching out.
Here’s the 2014-15 Sporting News PreSeason NCAA Division II Top 10
The Sporting News
NCAA Division II
2014-15 Preseason Top 10
1. WEST LIBERTY 31-4
2. Southern Conn. State 30-3
3. Cal Poly-Pomona 22-7
4. East Stroudsburg (PA) 30-2
5. Minnesota State 30-5
6. Metro State (CO) 32-2
7. Montevallo (AL) 26-6
8. Philadelphia (PA) 25-7
9. Indiana (PA) 24-5
10. USC-Aiken 33-4