Gopher Road Trip Rolls Through Southeast Minnesota
One of the nine stops for 10 different Gopher Athletic coaches was in Byron, as a little gathering was held at Somerby. The big names were there like Richard Pitino, P.J Fleck and Bob Motzko, while the head wrestling, gymnastics, tennis and golf coaches were in attendance as well.
It was quite the experience to listen to some of the best coaches in the nation, but every coach seemed to go back to one coach, and one coach only. Lindsay Whalen.
Of course, Whalen couldn't make the trip because she is finishing out her last season with the Minnesota Lynx while also taking over the reigns as head coach of the Women's Basketball team. Of course, when one of the best players to ever wear a WNBA uniform is from the state of Minnesota, and she is coming to coach her alma mater, which just happens to be the only D1 programs in your state, it is KINDA a big deal.
Yeah, that is some pretty high-level competitive stuff.
You can get a short recap of the video from the University!
All of the coaches were very honest about their programs as they rocked the stage with jokes and some quick feedback about their respected seasons.
We got to sit down and eat with the Gopher's tennis coach, Catrina Thompson who was actually from Las Vegas, and actually played doubles at Notre Dame with her twin sister, where she was a three-time All-American with a program-record 104 doubles victories. Wowza! Pretty incredible.
Now let's Row The Boat!
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