Monday, October 11, 2010
New Knights Keep On Coming
Gannon SSID (Super Sports Information Director) Dan Teliski sent me an email yesterday informing me that complete bios for the men's basketball team are now online. Click here for the team roster and then click on the player's name who you want more info on.
But don't click just yet. I came across two very interesting facts while doing my clicking on the roster:
1. The Knights have named a new assistant coach. He's Matt Stearsman (see photo) and he comes to GU from NAIA St. Catherine (Ky.) College, which I have to admit I've never heard of before. Nuts -- I thought I knew every U.S. college that had a basketball team! Stearsman coached previously for two seasons at NAIA Oklahoma City University where former Kentucky Wesleyan coach Ray Harper jumped to before KWC was placed on probation. My guess is that there's a connection between Harper and John Reilly, who both coached in Owensboro, Ky. -- Harper at Wesleyan and Reilly down the street (literally) at Brescia.
2. You probably already knew that Mercyhurst Prep grad John Eisenman was walking on for the Knights, but did you know that he's the son of Nancy Eisenman and former Gannon athletic director and hoopster Howard "Bud" Elwell? Not to put any pressure on John, but Bud registered 253 points between 1951-54. You'd better score at least 50 points this year or you're going to hear it at the dinner table all off-season.