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Creating An Environment For Basketball Success: UMass’ Bamford & VCU’s McLaughlin

Guest Ed McLauglin, VCU; Ryan Bamford, UMass
20:33 min watch


Athletics Directors Ed McLaughlin of VCU and Ryan Bamford of UMass visit with AthleticDirectorU to discuss what it takes to create a sustainable environment for success in Men’s Basketball. The two Atlantic 10 Conference colleagues touch on hiring coaches, providing resources to specific sports, creating expectations, scheduling games, and much more on what they consider necessities for success in college hoops.


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  • - What goes into creating a sustainable Men's Basketball program?
  • - Basketball coaching jobs in the Atlantic 10 Conference
  • - Bringing the basketball program back to prominence (Bamford)
  • - Sustaining success in basketball (McLaughlin)
  • - What components are necessary for a successful program?
  • - How do you decide where to invest your resources?