- Jan 19, 2020
Continue reading...It is no secret that over the past 20 years, Mark Few has turned Gonzaga into a powerhouse of college basketball. Back when Few was hired to coach the Bulldogs, I’m not sure anyone thought that a small school of just over 5,000 students in Spokane, Washington, would become one of the best programs in college basketball.
For mid-major basketball, Gonzaga is the Mecca of what you hope your program to become. Great recruiting, coaching, and development along with consistent success in the conference and NCAA tournament is the recipe of any college basketball program, but can propel a mid-major school to new heights. Every mid-major program wants that. And by mid-major, I mean conference, NOT necessarily program. Gonzaga has left the mid-major label in the dust many years ago and has not looked back.
Since Few was hired to lead the way for the Bulldogs in 1999, Gonzaga has made the NCAA tournament EVERY SINGLE YEAR. Along with that, they have won at least a share of the WCC regular...