A very nice, and a well-deserved honor for three conference coaches who are among 10 regional coaches who will be recognized for their affiliation with the Coaches vs. Cancer campaign during pregame ceremonies at Yankee Stadium tonight prior to the Yanks' game against the Kansas City Royals.
Siena's Mitch Buonaguro, Saint Peter's John Dunne and Rider's Tommy Dempsey are the MAAC coaches will will be recognized at the ceremony.
Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
The other coaches who will be recognized are Jim Boeheim (Syracuse University), Mo Cassara (Hofstra University), Matt Doherty (Southern Methodist University), Mitch Henderson (Princeton University), Steve Lavin (St. John’s University), Mike Lonergan (George Washington University) and Mike Rice (Rutgers University).
Again, quite an honor that three MAAC coaches will be recognized for their above-and-beyond work to help support the fight against cancer.