Fall Report: Saint Mary’sFall Report
Eric Valenzuela’s assignment looked daunting when he accepted the head coaching job at Saint Mary’s in 2013. His job was to jumpstart a program that hadn’t reached the 30-win mark since 1991 and had never been to a regional. The Gaels went 16-39 in his first season at the helm — and then the turnaround kicked into overdrive.
In Valenzuela’s second year, 2015, Saint Mary’s finished with a winning record for the first time since 2009. In Year Three, they won 33 games and made it to the NCAA tournament for the first time ever. And in Year[…]