Bleav in DMV Hoops: Mount St. Mary’s head coach Dan Engelstad
Bleav in DMV Hoops: Mount St. Mary’s head coach Dan Engelstad joins Matt Modderno on the podcast this week. They cover: how Dan got into coaching, turning around a Soutern Vermont College program that went 1-24 the season before he arrived and going 104-34 there, getting the job at Mount St. Mary's, going from D3 to D1 coaching, coaching in the NCAA Tournament, the impact of the transfer portal and NIL, building relationships with players and coaches, coaching in ESPN's The Basketball Tournament (TBT), interning for the Wizards under Ernie Grunfeld, and growing up a Wizards fan. Presented by betonline.ag!
And the most important thing we talked about is the 2nd Annual Behan Strong FunD Fest on Saturday, 9/16, at the Olney Boys & Girls Club to raise money for Behan Strong & coach Pat Behan's fight against ALS. Behan was the head boy’s basketball coach at St. John’s College High School in DC before being diagnosed with ALS in 2022. Please check it out: https://www.behanstrong.com/events/fundfest
Mount St. Mary's will also host Bucknell in a Charity Exhibition Game to benefit Pat Behan on 10/28: https://mountathletics.com/news/2023/8/28/mens-basketball-mount-st-marys-to-host-bucknell-in-charity-exhibition-game-to-benefit-pat-behan.aspx