I started the Coach4aday blog in 2014 and have done daily posts on one topic for each 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 in 2017 it was “Colleges and Universities”.
The one consistent piece of feedback I have received with this blog is the 2015 series on “A Friend of a Friend”. Readers and blog followers said please bring it back. The stats also back that up with the number of views each of those posts received.
So in 2018 two things will happen with the Coach4aday blog; One I plan to collaborate with a friend named John Rancke and revisit some of those 2015 “A Friend of a Friend” posts and do some new ones with a slightly different twist. I write the posts on odd-numbered days each month and John handles the even-numbered days.
In addition John and I will write about things we both are interested which will include basketball, food, people, music, our granddaughters, and great stories.
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NCAA Tournament-Coaches that are sons of Coaches
It really struck me last Thursday as I watched all the games just how many NCAA Division I coaches in the NCAA Tournament were sons of coaches. There also were a bunch of Assistant Coaches that were sons of coaches
Here is a partial list of the head coaches in the 2018 NCAA Tournament that had dads that were coaches/AD’s or professional basketball players. Let me know if I missed someone.
School Coach Father Notes
Arizona Sean Miller John Miller HS Coach Blackhawk HS -in PA
Arizona State Bobby Hurley Bob Hurley Sr. HS Coach-Basketball Hall of Fame
Cincinnati Mick Cronin Hep Cronin Ohio HS Coach-400 wins
Florida Mike White Kevin White Not a coach-AD at Duke
Houston Kelvin Sampson Ned Sampson NC High School Hall of Fame
Nevada Eric Mussleman Bill Mussleman NBA Coach and U Minnesota
Radford Mike Jones Jimmy Jones Played in ABA and NBA
Rhode Island Dan Hurley Bob Hurley Sr. HS Coach-Basketball Hall of Fame
SD State Brian Dutcher Jim Dutcher Head Coach – EMU-Minnesota
Seton Hall Kevin Willard Ralph Willard Head Coach-Holy Cross-Pitt
UMBC Ryan Odom Dave Odom Head Coach-Wake Forest-USC
Virginia Tony Bennett Dick Bennett Head Coach-Wash State-Wisc-GB
WVU Bob Huggins Charles Huggins HS Coach in Ohio
Wright St Scott Nagy Dick Nagy Assistant Coach-Illinois