Plenty of MAAC head coaches have had obstacles put in front of them; none may be greater than those Chris Casey has had to face just two seasons after Niagara won the regular season title. When the Niagara Purple Eagles open their 2014-15 season, their regular season championship will feel like the distant past.
About Ryan RestivoRyan Restivo covers the MAAC, the America East and Hofstra for Big Apple Buckets. E-mail him at rrestivo [at] nycbuckets.com.
As part of our Way Too Early MAAC week, there were pre-preseason awards rankings and predictions for who might break out this season.
During the end of most interviews with a coach I haven’t talked to a lot, I try to ask them – if they didn’t go down the path of coaching, what do they think they would be doing as a career.
I am currently in one of the MAAC’s favorite places to have league meetings, but in the meantime here are some early season picks, though we will announce our complete preseason picks in the fall.
After a 7-25 season, Fairfield head coach Sydney Johnson knew he needed to add some instant impact players to the roster.
In his third season, UMBC head coach Aki Thomas will welcome two transfers into the program and both could have an impact right away.
The story is all too familiar by now for coaches in the area: the summer is for booking home games.
Vermont will have time to gain experience in August while they bring in a roster filled with six freshmen.
Despite finishing three games under .500 to end last season, St. Peter’s cycle of success feels eerily similar to the year before their 2011 MAAC championship run.
While the Monmouth Hawks have been overhauling the roster, the core of who head coach King Rice wants to build around remains clear.