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Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends": Northwestern State's John McConathy

June 17th, 2012
Northwestern State UniversityIn the most recent installment in his "Forgoteen Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Northwestern State great John McConathy. The McConathy family has become synonomous with Northwestern State over the year, and John was the one who got things rolling. McConathy is one of three All-American players in the history of the program, averaging 21.6 points per game in 1951.

Jon Teitel's "Coaching Greats": Alabama's Wimp Sanderson

June 2nd, 2012
Wimp Sanderson won 265 games at Alabama

In the latest installment in his "Coaching Greats" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Wimp Sanderson, who was the head coach at Alabama from 1980 to 1992. While known for his plaid blazers, Sanderson also led the Crimson Tide to 265 wins and ten NCAA tournament appearances. 

Jon Teitel: You were famous for wearing plaid sport jackets on the sidelines. Why plaid?

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends": UNCG's Kyle Hines

June 2nd, 2012
Kyle Hines leads UNCG in points, rebounds and blocked shots

In the most recent installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel caught up with UNCG great Kyle Hines. Hines is one of four players in the history of the Southern Conference to earn all-conference honors in each of his four seasons, and he remains the school's all-time leading scorer and rebounder.

Jon Teitel's "Coaching Greats": Bucknell's Charlie Woollum

May 22nd, 2012
Woollum's 1987 team made Bucknell's first NCAA appearanceIn the latest installment in his "Coaching Greats" series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with former Bucknell and William & Mary head coach Charlie Woollum. Woollum won 318 games at Bucknell and led the Bison to two NCAA tournament appearances, winning seven regular season conference titles. Woollum is now a color commentator for both William & Mary (his alma mater) and CN8.

Jon Teitel: In 1960 as a player at William & Mary you split the regular season series with West Virginia before losing to them in the Southern Conference tournament.

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends": Lafayette's Tracy Tripucka

May 22nd, 2012
Tracy Tripucka remains Lafayette's all-time leading scorerRecently CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Lafayette great Tracy Tripucka, who is still the school's all-time leading scorer. Most basketball fans should be familiar with his younger brother Kelly, but Tracy was a three-time All-American who finished his collegiate career with 1,973 points.

Jon Teitel: Your dad Frank was an All-American QB at Notre Dame and later threw the first TD pass in the history of the AFL. What was it like to grow up as the son of a pro athlete, and did you ever consider going into football?

Jon Teitel's Coaching Greats: Jacksonville State's Bill Jones

May 14th, 2012
Bill Jones won 449 games at his alma mater

In the most recent installment in his "Coaching Greats" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spoke with former Jacksonville State head coach Bill Jones. In 24 seasons at the school Jones won 449 games and a Division II national title, and was good enough in slow-pitch softball as a pitcher to become a Hall of Famer in that sport as well.  

Jon Teitel: You played basketball at Marshall County High School for legendary coach Tom Richey. What made Richey such a great coach, and what was the most important thing you ever learned from him?

Jon Teitel's Forgotten Legends: Fairleigh Dickinson's Desi Wilson

May 14th, 2012
Desi Wilson scored more than 1,900 points at FDU

Recently CHN writer Jon Teitel caught up with former Fairleigh Dickinson great Desi Wilson as part of his "Forgotten Legends" interview series. Wilson scored 1,902 points during his time at FDU and remains the school's all-time leading scorer. Wilson went on to play pro baseball in both the MLB and Japan before becoming a minor league hitting instructor. 

Jon Teitel: In 1990 you led the conference with 22.3 points and 9.1 rebounds per game and was named conference POY. What did it mean to you to win such an outstanding individual honor?

Jon Teitel's Coaching Greats: CCSU's Bill Detrick

May 4th, 2012
Bill Detrick also coached golf at Trinity (CT) College

In the most recent installment in his "Coaching Greats" series, CHN writer Jon Teitel caught up with former Central Connecticut State head coach Bill Detrick. During his time in New Britain Detrick, whose name now adorns the Blue Devils' home arena, won 468 games and helped the program transition to Division I.

Jon Teitel: You went to college at Central Connecticut State, where you played football, basketball and baseball. Which sport were you best at, and which one did you enjoy the most?

Jon Teitel's Forgotten Legends: Colorado State's Pat Durham

May 4th, 2012
Pat Durham is CSU's all-time leader in points and rebounds

In the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Colorado State great Pat Durham. By the time Durham left Fort Collins he was the program's all-time leader in both points and rebounds, marks he still holds to this day. 

Jon Teitel: Colorado State head coach Boyd Grant liked to wear a fedora. What was he like to play for, and how did you like his ensemble?

Jon Teitel's Coaching Greats: Lamar, Oklahoma and TCU's Billy Tubbs

April 25th, 2012
Billy Tubbs led three different schools to the Big Dance

In the most recent installment in his "Coaching Greats" interview series CHN's Jon Teitel caught up with Billy Tubbs, who led three different schools to the NCAA tournament during his career. At TCU Tubbs won 156 games, leading the Horned Frogs to their last NCAA appearance (1998) during his time in Fort Worth. Also to his credit are multiple tournament appearances at both Lamar and Oklahoma, losing to Kansas in the 1988 national title game when at OU.