I’d like to open my first Bearcat Blog by introducing our new head men’s basketball coach Ben McCollum – the man in charge of leading the next chapter of Bearcat basketball. Coach McCollum inherits a program that since 2000 has enjoyed seven 20-win seasons, two MIAA championships, two MIAA tournament titles and advanced to the Elite Eight in 2002 and 2004.
Coach McCollum was a member of the 2001-02 Elite Eight team and roamed the sidelines as a graduate assistant for the 2003-04 Elite Eight team. He’ll continue to preach hard work, unselfishness, mental toughness and character – the staples of a program headed by Steve Tappmeyer for more than two decades. Continue reading