while important, win % is a secondary factor as an indicator of great ND coaches

Author: D2 (5874 Posts - Original UHND Member)
Posted at 12:15 am on Jun 12, 2019

I certainly think that Ara and Lou were great coaches but they were playing with a stacked deck compared to what Muffet and DeCicco dealt with. Muffet and DeCicco built the programs to where they are today. Even given the excellent win % and obvious coaching success, Auriol and Bednarski were at ND because of DeCicco and rested on what he built. I can't tell you all the midnight requisitioning I did for the fencing team just to get practice gear that didn't have holes or stains while they were breaking out new gear every week for the football team. DeCicco had a great story about how he had to harangue Moose and Fr. Joyce for weeks to get breast plates for the women fencers in his budget.

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