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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Tyler Azzarelli update

Talked to Tyler earlier this evening for a short story I will be doing on him later this week to run in conjunction with Chris Kenny feature...

Tyler is in his first year of a probably two-year deal at Villanova as a graduate assistant...after that hopes to go into coaching full time. Like Chris, hopes to be a head coach some day

Tyler noted that many well known head coaches began as grad assistants..he mentioned Tom Izzo (Michigan State) and Gary Williams (Maryland)
Dave Calloway served briefly as a grad assistant his first year after playing before becoming full time as an assistant so the job is certainly a launching pad...

Actually former MU coach Wayne Szoke served as a sort of volunteer assistant coach (similar but different) for the 1975-76 Rutgers team that went 31-2...

For those who may not be aware ..Tyler was a four-year PG at MU and along with Kenny formed the back court that last year led Monmouth to its second NCAA trip since 2004 ......

3 Comments:

Blogger bob curran said...

Tyler will make a great Head Coach.

11:04 AM, February 11, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It'd be great to have Chris Kenny as our future head coach with Tyler as his top assistant.

1:48 PM, February 11, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Well...see me in 25 years or so..or send me a note at Shady Pines...

Dave is going to coach for a while..so Chris would have to eventually settle in as top assistant. - I can see him replacing Krayl at some point


In my opinion Chris is so local oriented this could happen....

Tyler - I think - if all works out - goes from Nova in two years to a an assistant job at big time D 1.. - look where he's starting ! - and with the contacts he's going to make...

He lands a major to Big time D 1 job in 10 years...merely my speculation, but it wouldn't surprise me .....

4:44 PM, February 11, 2007  

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