What happened to Tony Ingles? I thought he was having some success at Kennesaw
State in (?) Georgia.
Dick Hunsaker's record at UVU is a total mirage. UVU played the 345th toughest
schedule in Division 1 basketball--that's dead last in the country. Playing New
Jersey Technical Institute (and their equivalent) 20 times a year is not that
impressive. This year's team would have had a difficult time competing against
SLCC and Snow.
Give Boylen another year. Let's see what he has coming in the next year.
How about Heath Schroyer? He's a former Y assistant coach. It would also be
interesting to hear what happened to James Bradley, also a former Y assistant.
I think Utah will stick with Boylen for at least one more year. For starters,
with the PAC deferred funding, Utah doesn't have the cash to buy out Boylen and
pay for a new coach. And Boylen didn't do too bad consiering the mass exodus he
had after last season.
Mike -- Thanks for your article in the D-News this morning about
Utah coaches. I wanted to bring to your attention a coach that you forgot to
mention. Although I understand you may be emphasizing D-1 coaches, Tommy Connor
still should be mentioned in this list. After all, he started the Westminster
program from scratch 12 years ago and has had great success, not mention he
played at Utah and coached with Majerus for seven seasons. In the last 10 years
Connor's teams have compiled nine 20-win seasons, 8 conference championships,
and 9 trips to the 32-team NAIA national tournament. He has amassed a career
record of 264-114 despite having only 2 scholarships to give (NAIA-1 is allowed
11 full rides) and academic standards restricting any player below a 3.0 gpa
from being recruited. This season his team lost their best player before the
season began and still managed a 21-9 record. Tommy, in my opinion, probably
should have been hired to coach the Utes four years ago. As a Westminster and
Ute supporter, I wanted to make sure that you recognized that he should have
received mention. Thanks, Ken Burk
Lets see a bit more about Stew. You put it right there. He is the best, most
winning coach we have in the state. The Aggie program is one the state can be
proud of. Here is to hoping they have a great run at the WAC tourney and get to
play for a few more weeks.
Oh, the humanity!
Boylen is out at Utah, lets hope the same happens to Roger Reid at SUU.