December 3, 2011
For One Midmajor Program, a Quest for Success Against Big-Time Opponents
Francis Specker, AP Images
For Brian Giorgis, head coach of the women's basketball team at Marist College, name recognition for his midmajor program has been a long time coming. But it pops up in the unlikeliest of places.
Consider the moment last year when the New York college's football coach was exchanging hellos with a well-known fellow coach at a convention. His response was brief but telling: "Marist College," the other coach nodded. "Good women's basketball team."
Those words thrilled Mr. Giorgis