Women's Basketball Coach
Mike Tenaglia Notches 300th Win
Mike Tenaglia celebrated his 300th win as head coach for women's basketball
on Jan. 31 in a home game against Salem Community College, which the
Mercer women won 78-57. With the win, the Lady Vikes' record for the
season stands at 16-8.
Looking back on his 19 years of coaching at MCCC, Tenaglia reflected
on the many young women who have come through his program. He noted
that basketball is a means, not an end. "I always tell my players
that their education is the priority. I want them to understand that
basketball is a part of life, not their whole life."
According to Tenaglia, the skills that are built on the court serve
his players well in life: being on time and ready to work, accomplishing
goals as a team, and learning to release stress through appropriate
channels such as sports.
Tenaglia, center, was honored on Jan. 31 for
his 300th win as head
coach for the Lady Vikes
He is pictured with, from left, Asst. Coach
Leslie Mauer, sophomores Lauren Jacobsen (#23),
Caitlin Fitzpatrick (#33), and Carly Blanton (#15),
and Asst. Coach Tameka Turner.
is assisted this season by Leslie Mauer and Tameka Turner. The women's
regular season concludes on Feb. 14; the first round of the Region XIX
tournament will be played Feb. 20. For the complete schedule and game
results, click here.
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