The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: Merrimack College
Location: North Andover MA
Merrimack College Men’s Basketball Team will be the #8 seed in the East Region of the 2017 NCAA Division II Championships. First Year Head Coach Joe Gallo led the team to a record of 18-11.
Merrimack is a relative young college. It got its start in 1947 in response to the end of World War II.
Merrimack College was founded in 1947 in North Andover, Massachusetts, by the Order of St. Augustine O.S.A. The Augustinians, at the invitation of Archbishop Richard Cushing, established the college to assist the needs and aspirations of local soldiers returning home from World War II.
Merrimack College early years were made possible by Rev. Vincent A. McQuade. A native of Lawrence, Massachusetts, Rev. McQuade led the college to eventually become a showcase of the Merrimack Valley, approximately 25 miles north of Boston.
Since that time, Merrimack College has graduated nearly 22,000 students. Today’s 220-acre campus comprises nearly 40 buildings.