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Friday, April 14, 2006

Hartford Names Leibovitz Head Coach

The University of Hartford named former Temple assistant Dan Leibovitz as its head coach. Click here to read all about it.

Leibovitz, 32, spent the last ten years as an assistant to John Chaney at Temple. Most recently, he was the top assistant and top recruiter at the Philadelphia school. This is a great opportunity for Coach Leibovitz and a great hire for Hartford.

To show what a class act John Chaney is, read the linked article and the quote from Coach Chaney at the end of it. Coach Chaney got a lot of press because of some volatile moments, but beneath those unfortunate incidents is a great mentor, an outstanding teacher and a loyal friend. The world seemingly has gotten less personal as the country has grown in size, and it's heartening to know that there are people out there like Coach Chaney who have taken such an interest in their assistants and their players. By the way, if you saw the photos of Coach Chaney at the press conference introducing Fran Dunphy as Temple's head coach, you'll have noticed that he looks more relaxed than ever before and perhaps 10 years younger.


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