Gary Gilmore at Coastal, Checkers at UCSB, Gibson at Mercer, and Christiansin at Sac State are all good candidates
I am a big fan of Christiansen at Sac State. His level of consistency at a smaller school is something to be commended.
Definitely true, and his guys are always loose when I have seen them play
Chris Lemonis over at Mississippi State. Great coach who is really invested in this program. Did a great job when he was with Indiana as well. A guy who can get the Bulldogs to Omaha every year and thrives in the baseball-crazy SEC conference.
They definitely had the talent last year, but it also takes a little luck. It will be interesting to see if they can bring enough talent in 2021 to make another run.
You're right. 2021 will be great, especially considering so many seniors will be returning and rosters will be bigger. I am thinking conferences like the SEC will get a bit tougher next season.
Lemonis and McDonnell played ball together at The Citadel. Chris was Dan's top assistant for a while at Louisville before he took over the IU program.
Hard to argue against Louisville’s Dan McDonnell. Took an almost northern, mid-major team to dominance in the ACC. Reloads almost every year.