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October 27, 2016   |   Ithaca, NY


Editorial: Cheers to coaches

Ithaca College has one of the most experienced coaching staffs in Division III sports. This is a remarkable feat and speaks to the quality of the athletics department here. Ithaca boasts four coaches who have been here for 30 years or more, eight coaches for 20 or more and seven for 10 or more. It is not common for programs to have successful head coaches that remain with the school for this long.

An article that ran in the March 5 issue of The Ithacan said SUNY Cortland, a comparable Division III school, only has two coaches who have been in the same position for more than 20 years, while the Bombers have 12. Ithaca coaches have maintained long-term success, and this deserves commendation.

The Bombers deserve praise for cultivating and maintaining a team of successful coaches who are committed to this college and their programs, even as Division III recruiting has become more competitive.