Friday, October 11, 2013

College Hoops Daily Interviews Big Sky Coaches

Within the last site, the website College Hoops Daily had a couple of interviews with head coaches in the Big Sky. One was with Eastern Washington coach Jim Hayford, and the other was with Southern Utah coach Nick Robinson. Here is a snippet from each:


Over half of your 13-man roster hails from foreign countries (Australia/Germany/Serbia), how have you been able to bring in so many players from overseas? I looked at some models of success at the mid-major level, and I saw how Coach Randy Bennett was able to rebuild the St. Mary’s program by recruiting Australian players. Coaching here in Spokane has allowed me to meet some coaches from Germany who had players end up attending Gonzaga.


Your non-conference schedule includes games against Cal, UNLV, and San Diego State, which of these three games do you feel will present your biggest test? I think each of our games will be a test in its own way. Cal and San Diego State are road games, but all three of the teams you mentioned have top-25 potential so they will all be a challenge. One of the things we struggled with last year is winning on the road so we want to be challenged early and often.

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