Team preview: UMBC

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2009-10 season, exclusively on Insider

Updated: October 13, 2009, 6:02 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

UMBC head coach Randy Monroe is famed within the America East Conference for his passionate and demanding sideline demeanor. But two years ago, even he admits he had little to complain about as he watched the Retrievers perform like a finely turned machine -- particularly on offense -- on their way to earning the school's first NCAA Tournament berth.