When a coach is hired in athletics, it’s usually because the coach before them was either doing so good they moved up the coaching ladder, or so bad they got fired. And if men’s soccer head coach Dave Giffard had been hired because of the former, perhaps he could have left the squad as is without overhauling it.
Head coach Shaka Smart and Athletic Director Norwood Teague may have perfected the art of the non-conference schedule – and even if they haven’t, they seem to think they have.
VCU draws in-state foe Virginia Tech in Governor’s Holiday Hoops Classic
Considering it was always going to take months, if not years, to figure out the exact effect of VCU’s Final Four run, you could understand why Sybil Halloran was a bit bemused the first time she was asked how big of an impact the run would have.
Nearly three months after the fact, when asked what his favorite moment was during VCU’s unforgettable run to the Final Four, Shaka Smart is rendered nearly speechless.