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Showing posts from February 12, 2006

Coach Coen at Stabler on Saturday

If you're planning on going to the Lehigh/Lafayette men's basketball game this weekend, you have a chance to meet and greet new coach Coen . Show up at 12:30PM (a half-hour before tipoff) and you will be able to talk to the new coach! Also, next week we'll get our full list of recruits . According to the article, we'll get 30 new student-athletes, which is mighty impressive considering we went through a coaching transition through the entire coaching season! It's very encouaging to see that Lehigh seems well-known enough to attract great student-athletes in spite of the time it's taken to assemble the staff! Next week will be interesting! See you then!

Kotulski Named New Lehigh Defensive Coordinator

Coach Coen has yet again proven that he can lure the best collegiate coaches in the business to South Mountain with the hiring of David Kotulski as Lehigh's defensive coordinator . A former defensive coordinator at Bucknell, Utah State (I-A) and most recently Holy Cross, Kotulski is known as a coach who creatively attacks offenses. Kotulski's 1996 squad won the Patriot League title, and last year Holy Cross' defensive improvement helped the Crusaders get to a 6-5 mark, their first winning season since 2000. Last year, Holy Cross had a +11 turnover ratio, meaning Kotulski presided over an opportunistic defense that forced a lot of turnovers. I was in the press booth at th Lehigh/Holy Cross game last year, and I sat right next to the defensive coaches' box. They were a firey, vocal, and motivated group who were focused on beating Lehigh. Although the Crusaders get a Herculean-sized assist with the weather, coach Kotulski did manage to successfully get his troops to f