Le Moyne head coach Pat Beilein follows in father John’s footsteps

first_img Published on October 30, 2018 at 10:30 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img As a child, Pat Beilein tagged along with his father, John, to Le Moyne practices and games. Pat watched from the wooden bleachers that used to line the court. He and his father hustled into the boiler room in the back of the gym on days when they arrived during the winter months. Players babysat Pat and his siblings when their parents went out to a movie, Pat said.“I was always around the game, I was always in the gym,” Pat said. “Those were my earliest memories. It was like a huge playpen for me, jungle gym. I loved coming with him to work.”Now, Pat walks that same hardwood, entering his fourth year at Le Moyne. He played for John at West Virginia. He was John’s graduate assistant at Michigan, where Pat’s father still coaches. After a few other stops in between, he’s back where he spent time as a toddler and young child, this time head coaching the Dolphins. Le Moyne made the NCAA Division II tournament each of the last two seasons, including a 27-7 season last year which ended in the Elite Eight. Pat and Le Moyne play Syracuse on Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome for the Orange’s final exhibition game.Pat has never lived a basketball season when John wasn’t a head college coach. Thirty-five years as the son of a head college basketball coach at Le Moyne, then Canisius, then Richmond, then West Virginia and then Michigan.“I’m extremely lucky to have him as a mentor and a father to be able to learn from him a little bit of what they do,” Pat said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJohn Beilein (left) and his Michigan team beat Le Moyne and his son Pat (right) in an exhibition game at the start of the 2015-16 season. Courtesy of Michigan Photography/Eric BronsonIt all started at Le Moyne. Pat was born on March 23, 1983. The next day, John interviewed for the Dolphins’ job and was hired a week later. He held it until 1992, meaning for the first nine years of Pat’s life, he was the son of Le Moyne’s head coach. As early as high school, Pat thought about coaching.When he went to West Virginia to play in the Big East for John, Pat considered himself an extension of the coach on the court. In this case, that meant being an extension of his father.“I could tell that he had the feel for coaching,” John said. “… Pat was like that, from the very beginning. That’s what I think he loved learning, more about the game and teaching it, and he loved being a student of the game and as a student, he’s now a teacher.”Pat spent a few years playing professionally overseas after WVU, and by the time his career ended, John was at Michigan. Pat followed and was a UM graduate assistant from 2008-10. Every sideline Pat was on with John, whether as a player or assistant, John wasn’t “coach,” he was “dad.”John “always” trusted Pat’s opinions at Michigan, he said, because he figured his son knew him as well as anyone. When Pat’s time as graduate assistant was up, he had the chance to stay at Michigan as director of player operations.“‘Pat you need to go learn from somebody else,’” Pat remembered John saying. “‘You coached with me, I coached you. You need to move on, go see how other people do it.’”So Pat went to Dartmouth, where he learned from a first-year head coach, Paul Cormier. Then a year at Bradley, where he did the same under Geno Ford. At both stops, he learned the things he liked and didn’t like. In 2012, he earned his first head coaching job, at West Virginia Wesleyan, where he coached for two seasons.After the 2013-14 season, Pat took a leap. He was “sought” by a couple NBA teams, he said, and signed on with the Utah Jazz as a player development coach. But he realized quickly that he missed being a head coach, attached with it the authority and idea to build a program. When the Le Moyne job became a possibility, Pat put everything into it, he said.“I was fortunate to get back in the head coaching role,” Pat said. “And I don’t think I’ll ever let it go again.”His dad cautioned him that there would be Division I assistants applying and to not get his hopes up. In June 2015, he received a call from Le Moyne Director of Athletics, Matt Bassett.“You can have some time,” Pat remembered Bassett said.“I don’t need time. I’m on board,” Pat said. “I’m ready to get this thing done.”Once he accepted the job, Pat had flashbacks to his time as a child in the Dolphins gym. He drove by a couple houses his family had lived in in Syracuse when John coached there. While it’s been renovated since, at the time it was the same hardwood and bleachers that John had coached on. John’s office was behind the back wall of Pat’s current office.Laura Angle | Digital Design EditorAfter a 10-17 first year when Pat and a former player, Russell Sangster, said it was tough to integrate his culture on a squad he didn’t recruit, the Dolphins have made two-straight NCAA tournaments. Pat’s guided his team through the principle of “Do the right thing because it’s the right thing.” He wants them to get up early, go to class, get breakfast and plan their days. And he wants them to do well.“I don’t want to say (culture) has attributed to the success,” Pat said. “We’ve had some really good players. But I definitely think it has taken us to where we are now.”When now-junior Tom Brown enrolled at Le Moyne, his parents pointed out that he’d be playing for John Beilein’s son. Brown downplayed the significance. “He’s my coach now,” he said.After practices in the 2016-17 season, Beilein worked with the then-freshman Brown for 10 to 15 minutes. He recognized that there were a lot of moving parts in Brown’s shot and tried to simplify it, Brown said.“He just told me to set the ball there, it’s something very simple that he just kind of saw,” Brown said. “And it was effective. He like jokes around, ‘I guess I’m a guru, I can pick that stuff up like that.’ He like jokes about it, but it’s really true that he does help you become a better player.”Brown shot 50 percent from the free-throw line his freshman year before working with Beilein. Sophomore year, he shot 87.5.As Pat enters season four with the Dolphins, the wooden bleachers he used to watch practice from as a kid are gone, and he isn’t sure what the future holds. This season he’s brought in nine transfers and a freshman with four returners. His future coaching career will depend on him balancing his wife and seven-month-old son with his urge to coach at the highest level.But for right now, Pat is content to stay at Le Moyne. He’ll keep coaching basketball, the only thing it ever really made sense for him to do.Pat might never match his father’s 724 NCAA wins. “You’re not as good as your dad in things like that,” Pat said.“I’m not trying to be as good as him,” Pat added. “I want to be half as good as him, and I’ll take that.”last_img read more

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first_imgChelsea boss Sarri on Brighton win: We could’ve played betterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri felt they weren’t at their best for victory at Brighton.Eden Hazard set up Pedro’s opener and then scored the second in a deserved victory at Brighton, which ended in a closer game than it looked like it would for much of the afternoon after Solly March pulled a goal back.”We could have won better because we played very well for 60 minutes,” said Sarri.”We conceded a goal in a moment in which we were in full control of the match. My mind was clear in that moment that we had to suffer in the last five minutes with long balls into our box. We are not a physical team.”With the substitutions I tried to have more physical impact in the last five minutes, but it was clear it was really very difficult in the last five minutes. But we could have won better.”Sarri added: “When we have the feeling of being in full control of the match, we are dangerous to ourselves. We know that we suddenly lowered the level of application and attention.”Their goal was the first situation in our box for 30 minutes. We were a bit unlucky, but the feeling when we have confidence and are sure we are in control of the match, is that we are dangerous to ourselves.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Newlycrowned Thai king carried in elaborate royal procession

first_imgBangkok: Thailand’s newly-crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn was carried by soldiers on a gilded palanquin through the streets of Bangkok Sunday, in front of crowds who craned to witness the historic event. The king, Rama X of the Chakri dynasty, wore a bejewelled robe and broad-brimmed hat with a feather on the second of three days of pageantry and royal splendour. The 7-kilometre procession brings the public into close proximity with the 66-year-old monarch for the first time, two years after he ascended the throne in an increasingly assertive reign. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportIt started around 5pm (1000 GMT) at the grand palace in Bangkok’s old quarter as trumpets blared, soldiers shouted commands and cannons fired a 21-gun salute. Thais wearing yellow shirts — the royal colour — and carrying hats and umbrellas to protect against temperatures reaching 36 degrees Celsius filled the streets outside with many clutching portraits of Vajiralongkorn and shouting “Long live the King!” “It may be my first and last chance to see this,” 57-year-old street Nattriya Siripattana said ahead of the first ceremony of its kind in 69 years. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThe three-day coronation, which started Saturday, is the first since Vajiralongkorn’s adored and revered father was crowned in 1950. The highlight of Saturday’s sombre ceremonies was the King’s anointment with holy water, before he placed the 7.3 kilogram (16 lbs) golden tiered crown on his head. Early Sunday, the king bestowed royal titles on family members who crawled to his throne in a striking show of deference to the monarch, who was joined by his new Queen Suthida. The queen, 40, was deputy commander of the king’s royal guard before her marriage to Vajiralongkorn, which was announced days before the coronation. During the procession, she marched in red and black uniform next to the palanquin. Thailand’s monarchy is swaddled in ritual, protocol and hierarchy all orbiting around the king, who is viewed as a demigod. During the hours-long procession Thais will have the opportunity to “pay homage” to the king who will also stop at several major temples to pray before large gilded Buddha images. On the ground authorities sprayed mists of water over the crowds whose numbers were bolstered by droves of “Jit Arsa” — or “Spirit Volunteers” — intended to project a show of devotion and fealty to the monarchy. But soaring temperatures threatened to thin out the numbers. Vajiralongkorn ascended the throne in 2016 after the death of his father Bhumibol Adulyadej. The elaborate coronation ceremonies have been broadcast on live television and include a network of the powerful and influential in Thailand. Junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha, who seized power in a 2014 coup, took part in many of the key rituals, including the procession. The king and queen stayed the previous night in the royal residence, where a Siamese cat and a white rooster were placed on a pillow as part of housewarming rituals intended to bring good tidings. One of the family members to receive royal titles was 14-year-old Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, who knelt and prostrated in front of his father as he was anointed with water.The teenager is the king’s son from his third marriage. He has six other children, including four sons from two previous wives. Criticism or in-depth discussion of the royal family in Thailand is guarded by harsh lese-majeste rules that carry up to 15 years in prison. All media must self-censor and the country’s lively social media platforms have been subdued. But the dazzling display of the primacy of the monarchy in Thai life belies a simmering political crisis held over from elections in March. The junta that seized power in 2014 and has vowed to defend the monarchy is aiming to return to power through the ballot box. Its proxy party has claimed the popular vote. But a coalition of anti-military parties says it has shored up a majority in the lower house. Full results are not expected until May 9, a delay that has frustrated many Thais. “When the event (coronation) is finished we will have to focus on politics,” said Titipol Phakdeewanich, a lecturer at Ubon Ratchathani University.Since ascending the throne the king has taken several assertive moves, including bringing the assets of the Crown Property Bureau under his direct control.Though the royal family is nominally above politics, the king issued an election-eve message calling on Thais to vote for “good people” against those who create “chaos”. And in February, he scuttled the prime ministerial bid of his older sister Princess Ubolratana with an anti-junta party.last_img read more

Physicists propose identification of a gravitational arrow of time

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