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PostPosted: 10/31/19 2:51 pm    ::: Perretta to Retire Reply Reply with quote

Per ESPN, Harry Perretta plans to retire at the end of the season. It’s sad to think that a coaching legend will soon be sailing off into the sunset.

We shall forever member Villanova’s memorable win in 2003 over some Huskies.


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PostPosted: 10/31/19 8:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

To put the tenure of Harry in perspective, he started at Villanova the same year Jim Foster started at a crosstown rival, St Joseph's. In Foster's first year he had an assistant named Geno. A few years later he had an assistant named Muffet.

Note that at the time two of the top women's basketball programs in the country were Immaculata and Cheyney St, also programs out of the Philadelphia area.


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PostPosted: 10/31/19 8:42 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Villanova is always a pretty tough out because of the style he plays. Also usually pretty boring. The advent of the shot clock was really a detriment to the way he likes to play. Very Happy



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PostPosted: 10/31/19 8:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
Villanova is always a pretty tough out because of the style he plays. Also usually pretty boring. The advent of the shot clock was really a detriment to the way he likes to play. Very Happy


Why do you think they introduced the shot clock? Laughing

I'll be sad to see him go, and I wonder how Villanova will do in the future.


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PostPosted: 10/31/19 9:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Coyotes wrote:


I'll be sad to see him go, and I wonder how Villanova will do in the future.


Surely they're just going to hire Denise Dillon to continue with the same style for another 3 decades, right? Laughing


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PostPosted: 10/31/19 10:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

One of the few remaining coaches from the AIAW days



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PostPosted: 11/01/19 7:21 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Man-this sucks. We finally get back to the Big East and Harry retires.

1. Villanova, while boring to watch, was a tough out, and so fundamental. They had very few turnovers.
2. Has anyone ever heard Geno do his imitation of Harry coaching? Hilarious.
3. When EDD left UCONN, I always thought she would thrive at 'Nova.


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PostPosted: 11/01/19 8:44 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
One of the few remaining coaches from the AIAW days


I only see three D-I head coaches who were head coaches under the AIAW, and none of them are with the same team they coached when the NCAA took over:

C Vivian Stringer was at Cheyney then, Rutgers now
Tara Vanderveer was at Ohio State then, Stanford now
Chris Gobrecht was at Cal State Fullerton then, Air Force now


Only Andy Yosinoff, at D-III Emmanuel, remains in the same head coaching job as when the AIAW was in operation.



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PostPosted: 11/03/19 8:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

calbearman76 wrote:
To put the tenure of Harry in perspective, he started at Villanova the same year Jim Foster started at a crosstown rival, St Joseph's. In Foster's first year he had an assistant named Geno. A few years later he had an assistant named Muffet.

Note that at the time two of the top women's basketball programs in the country were Immaculata and Cheyney St, also programs out of the Philadelphia area.


Funny. This might not add much 'perspective', but: he started coaching in the same region and the same year *I* did (he and I are the same age), albeit at very different levels. Laughing I forgot Geno started under him....and Geno is older than us.

While Harry may not have had the Glitziest Record in NCAA history, he certainly was a most solid, knowledgeable professional who's done much for 'our game'.



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