As we near conference play, the picture in the America East is finally starting to sort itself out as teams play on a regular basis. Every AE team played at least two games this past week. Vermont and Albany are the top contenders, but Stony Brook, UMBC and Binghamton all look like worthy challengers (and a tough out on any given night). Continue reading “America East Weekly Recap: Twofer December”
Tag: Jeff Boals
Stony Brook comes back to defeat Columbia, 76-66
The Stony Brook Seawolves defeated Columbia 76-66 at Levien Gymnasium on Thursday night behind 30 points from Akwasi Yeboah and a lock-down second half defensive performance. Continue reading “Stony Brook comes back to defeat Columbia, 76-66”
34 Teams in 34 Days: Stony Brook
Outlook: Stony Brook was a surprise contender in America East in Jeff Boals’ first season at the helm, but will the Seawolves have enough offense to compete in his second time around? Continue reading “34 Teams in 34 Days: Stony Brook”
Stony Brook 66, Hartford 54: Woodhouse, Seawolves With Amazing Turnaround
After a home loss to NJIT (currently 9-18) on Dec. 28, Stony Brook stood 4-8 and apparently needing at least a season of transition after last year’s run to the America East title, graduating a strong senior class including all-time great Jameel Warney, and seeing the coach the built them basically from scratch (Steve Pikiell) leave to go to Rutgers with his top assistants.
On top of everything else, two of its top returning players – Ahmad Walker and Deshaun Thrower – were arrested in separate incidents and no longer on the team by the time the season started.
But the dreaded “rebuilding” didn’t take as long as most thought. While Stony Brook was surely not as loaded as the last couple of years, it still had plenty of good America East talent, and the result has been winning 12 of 14 since that NJIT defeat, and being 11-2 in conference play with three games remaining (and clinching at least a No. 2 seed) after finally putting away a stubborn Hartford team 66-54 at Chase Family Arena Wednesday night.
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Hofstra Routs Stony Brook To Claim Long Island Crown
The Battle of Long Island could better be described as a massacre. Continue reading “Hofstra Routs Stony Brook To Claim Long Island Crown”
Election Provides Awkward But Teachable Moment For Coaches
If you’ve been in a deep, dark cave for the last few months without a television or Wi-Fi connection, why didn’t you invite us?
In all seriousness, Tuesday night marks one of the most important and polarizing Election Days in America’s recent history, and it is also the first Presidential election most college students can vote in, three days before most of the basketball players among them begin the 2016-17 season.
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Parker Executive Search And Stony Brook’s Head Coach
In 2014 Parker Executive Search helped bring Shawn Heilbron from Oregon State to Stony Brook University to be the new athletic director. Two years later, when he needed to find a head coach, Heilbron reached back out to Daniel Parker’s firm. Continue reading “Parker Executive Search And Stony Brook’s Head Coach”
Grading The Head Coaching Moves
Unless you’re at one of about 20 top schools in the country hiring a head coach is similar to recruiting. You go find the best one you can and hope they’re a good fit. Continue reading “Grading The Head Coaching Moves”