Team preview: Fairfield Stags
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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)
COACH AND PROGRAM
It just might be the perfect marriage.
Sydney Johnson has been to the NCAA Tournament as a player, assistant and head coach, accomplishing the last feat with his alma mater Princeton last March.
The Fairfield Stags have a roster overflowing with talent and the players are dreaming of dancing in March. The only thing they were missing was a head coach after Ed Cooley's heart pulled him back home to Rhode Island, where he took over a struggling Providence program.
Built to win now and coming off a program-high 25-win season, the Stags went out and got the best man they could find for the job.
They got Sydney Johnson.
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