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Mike Dunleavy, Sr.

December 8, 2016

With news of former head coach Ed Conroy’s dismissal breaking during a conference game in March, new head coach Mike Dunleavy, Sr. entered at a tumultuous time. Returning players had a lot of adjusting to do with over half the roster fresh-faced and a new coaching staff.

After Conroy’s final season ending with a 12-22 record, athletics hoped Dunleavy, Sr. would turn those numbers around. Sadly, that has yet to happen with the current 2-7 record.

Dunleavy, Sr. moved practices from the Hertz Center to Devlin Fieldhouse to improve upon the 2-16 record the Wave achieved the past two years at home.

The season is still young, but at the end of the semester, there is a slight air of disappointment.

With the National Basketball Association experience Dunleavy, Sr. brings, he has fallen flat transferring that skill to the collegiate level. With more than half the season left to play, the team can prove successful. The players need to find more open shots and stop depending on only a handful of players.

With a young team and a handful of transfers, Dunleavy, Sr. has the potential to grow a strong team.

Currently, however, the question remains: did Dannen make the right move in firing Conroy?

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