Jon Teitel: How did you get the nickname Bubba and did you like the nickname?
In the most recent interview in his "Coaching Greats" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with former Longwood head coach Cal Luther. In nine seasons at Longwood Coach Luther won 136 games, and he was also successful at DePauw and Murray State.
Jon Teitel: You were an All-State football and basketball player at Bay View HS in Milwaukee. Which sport did you enjoy more, and which one were you better at?
Cal Luther: I was a better basketball player but really loved playing football. I also enjoyed track and field.
In the most recent installment in his coaching greats interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time talking with former James Madison head coach Lou Campanelli, who led the Dukes to five NCAA Tournament appearances before moving on to take the Cal job in 1985. James Madison has yet to duplicate Campanelli's level of success since his departure.
In the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Lester Lyons, who ranks second in East Carolina history with 1,825 points. But Lyons, who scored 27 points in the Pirates' 1993 NCAA Tournament loss to eventual national champion North Carolina, wasn't solely about scoring as he still leads ECU in career steals with 235. Lyons is now the head basketball coach at his high school alma mater in North Carolina.
Jon Teitel: You were named All-America East during each of your 4 years at Albany.
Brown's Jesse Agel (11-20, 5-9)
Jon Teitel: Both of your parents (Mike and Sharon) played Division II basketball.
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