Team preview: Fairfield Stags

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2011-12 season, exclusively on Insider

Updated: October 24, 2011, 5:58 PM ET
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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.