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Friday / May 25.
  • Old Friends Schiano, Davis to Match Wits

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    PISCATAWAY, N.J. — When Greg Schiano first arrived as the defensive coordinator at the University of Miami in 1999, he already knew he wanted to be a head football coach some day.

    Schiano’s boss at the time was Butch Davis, and he spent two years learning everything there was to learn about being a Division I head coach from Davis, from fundraising to drug testing to recruiting.

    “I’ve been blessed to work for some great head coaches in a short amount of time,” Schiano said. “At the stage of my career when I went to Miami, I really began to think about being a head coach, not just as a dream but as something that could happen in the foreseeable future, and Butch really helped me a lot.”

    Read the full story at SNY.tv. (And yes, that is me in the khakis in the background of this photo.)

    Also, in interviewing Pete Garcia, the AD at FIU for this story, I came across Mario Cristobal’s blog . Cristobal served under Schiano at Rutgers from 2001-3, and is now the head coach at FIU. Everybody’s got a blog these days!

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.