Iowa’s Truro This year’s biggest star of the men’s NCAA tournament’s opening rounds is an Iowan from a little town. With a #16 seed in the first round, Tobin Anderson’s Fairleigh Dickinson Knights defeated #1 seed Purdue, pulling off one of the greatest upsets in NCAA history. Anderson graduated from I-35 High School in Truro in 1991.
It was said at Anderson’s alma mater today that their institution has been receiving national prominence for many days. Charlie Cannoy, a senior on the I-35 Basketball Team, said, “It’s kind of nice because we can like demonstrate how people from our school got to, like the big stage and produced and show what we can accomplish as such a tiny school.
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The school intends to increase the I-35 Wall of Pride’s size. Steve Anderson, Anderson’s father, is already listed as a coach on the wall. Prior to the significant upset last week, Tobin had been nominated.
There’s more to it than simply sports. According to Brayton Weber, the athletic director at I-35, “It’s academics as well and it really represents our historical context of individuals. Not always things while they were in school here, but things they did after leaving here, like our current governor is also on here as well, as an I-35 alum.”
Although Steve Anderson led the Boys Basketball team to two appearances in the state boy’s basketball tournament, Larry Anderson, the junior high school basketball coach and athletic director, was in charge at Tobin.
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“Obviously Tobin grew up playing that, so you still see it with Tobin and Steve, really playing tough man to man,” said Larry Anderson. “You know his dad was a huge Bobby Knight fan, so offensively, a lot of fluid, motion offence, and that sort of thing.”
The Big East Has A Top-Notch Head Coaching Roster
Eight of the league’s ten active head coaches have advanced teams to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. While Sean Miller (Xavier) and Shaheen Holloway (Seton Hall) both made it to the Elite Eight, three of them Rick Pitino (St. John’s), Thad Matta (Butler), and Shaka Smart (Marquette) led their teams to the Final Four. That are some stellar qualifications. Many people questioned if this league would continue as a basketball-focused organisation, yet it has done nothing but thrive. Xavier, Creighton, and UConn are the three Big East teams left competing in the NCAA Tournament.
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Tobin Anderson is the head coach of the NCAA Division II St. Thomas Aquinas Spartans. During his tenure, he has averaged over 23 wins a season, has a .752 winning percentage, and has led his team to seven consecutive NCAA DII Tournament appearances. His team has won six East Coast Conference title in seven seasons. He has also been voted ECC Coach of the Year twice. Coach Anderson has over 16 years of coaching at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels.
Tobin Anderson Had A Memorable Week
Seven days ago, Anderson guided FDU to a victory against Texas Southern in the First Four. The biggest shock in NCAA Tournament history may have occurred two days later when he led the Knights to victory against top-seeded Purdue. He is Iona’s current head coach. For someone who was St. Thomas Aquinas’ (Division II) head coach a year ago, it is a very difficult week.
Arizona State Made The Proper Decision By Giving Bobby Hurley More Time
On Tuesday night, it was announced that Hurley has received a two-year contract extension from the Sun Devils after leading Arizona State to the NCAA Tournament three times during his career. Since when has Arizona State participated in three of the last five NCAA Tournaments? The previous time was in the 1960s. The squad that defeated Nevada in the First Four and came close to defeating TCU a few days later in the first round of the NCAA Tournament has reached Hurley’s sweet spot in Tempe, and coach plans to bring back a number of important players for the upcoming season.