Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Here And There

A few shots taken yesterday of the new indoor Dartmouth practice facility still under construction on what was once the "sunken garden" practice field behind the Boss Tennis Center. (Click photos to enlarge.)

Former Dartmouth special teams standout Adam Scheier '95, who got his coaching start with the Big Green in 1996, has been named special teams coordinator under Greg Schiano at Rutgers. Scheier's coaching journey has taken him to 10 schools including Ohio State, Texas Tech, Wake Forest and Mississippi State as well as Princeton and Columbia. At Texas Tech he earned a nomination for the Frank Broyles Award, given to the top assistant coaching college football. Find the Rutgers announcement of his hiring HERE, and his Rutgers bio HERE.
Dartmouth-bound Marquist Allen's football future gets a mention in a Davis Enterprise basketball story. (LINK)
A capsule look at the top uncommitted football players from central Pennsylvania includes a 6-foot-3, 210-pound linebacker who the Pennlive website writes . . .
 "was one of the most productive players in Pennsylvania the past two seasons. He’s got good size, physicality and his a smart player. His list of offers includes Dartmouth and Lafayette." 
Find the story HERE.

From his Twitter account:
"Just to clarify^^i do not know where I’m committing yet, recruitment is still open, and I will take this week with my family to figure things out."
And finally, something I did not want to have to write.

It has been a tremendously sad winter in the Dartmouth athletic family. The college announced yesterday announced that Brian Austin, the school's  executive associate athletic director who had been at the college since 2002, has lost his long battle with cancer. He was 59. (LINK)

Last month longtime track coach Sandy Ford-Centonze, who had been at the college for 28 years, also saw her life tragically cut short by cancer. (LINK)

I knew both Brian and Sandy over the entire course of their careers at Dartmouth and valued greatly the professionalism they showed in our interactions, but more than that the friendship we shared and the kindness they always showed to me and my family. They will be sorely missed.