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Division I Men's Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds
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National Collegiate Athletic Association. Division I Men's Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds - Page 59. March 15 and 17, 1990. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 22, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/1144/show/1042.

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National Collegiate Athletic Association. (March 15 and 17, 1990). Division I Men's Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds - Page 59. University of Houston Sports Championship Publications. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/1144/show/1042

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Title Division I Men's Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds
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  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
Publisher National Collegiate Athletic Association
Date March 15 and 17, 1990
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  • Basketball
  • College sports
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  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee
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  • programs (documents)
Language English
Physical Description 166 page document with half-page insert
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Original Item Location ID 2009-006, Box 7, Folder 7
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Transcript Hofstra's Butch van Breda Kolff has coached basketball on the high school, college and professional levels. many times a guy jumped on the floor to get a loose ball, or how many great picks a player set," he says. "Too much of the emphasis is on the individual — the offensive — side of the game." Despite their concern over such problems, both men have been coaching most of their adult lives, with van Breda Kolff returning to college basketball twice, after absences of 21 years and five years. "What brought me back?" he muses of his decision to return to Lafayette, the site of his first college coaching job, for the 1984-85 season. "Have you ever taught world history to tenth graders in Picayune, Mississippi? That's what brought me back," he says, laughing. "Actually," he continues, I would have stayed, because I loved teaching the kids and I enjoyed coaching at the high school level. But when the Lafayette job opened up, I decided to return because I had enjoyed myself there during my first tenure, and I had a chance to rebuild the program." Rebuild he did, taking a team that was 12- 17 upon his arrival and within four years, finishing 19-10, winning the East Coast Conference and being named the league's coach of the year. "Common sense would have told me to stay at Lafayette, because the program was successful," van Breda Kolff says. "But I asked myself, 'How many more chances am I going to have to rebuild a basketball program at my age?' and I went to Hofstra. That's just me — leaving one program to rebuild another." Again, the van Breda Kolff touch was ev ident as he turned a 6-21 squad into a 14-15 team in his first year back with the Flying Dutchmen. Armstrong faces the same kind of challenge at Niagara, taking the reins of a Purple Eagle team that struggled to a 9-19 mark last season. "Level makes no difference except for money. But if you're in coaching for the money, you don't enjoy it. And if you don't enjoy it, get out of it." Butch van Breda Kolff Hofstra Armstrong, though further hampered by the fact that he was not named head coach until less than two weeks remained before the start of practice, is not fazed by the magnitude of the job in front of him. "This is not an intimidating experience," he says. "College basketball is a game, a game that is played by kids and that is supposed to be fun for them and for me. It gives me a chance to teach the value of hard work and values. "I'll tell you what intimidation is," he continues. "Intimidation is having a wife and four kids and no job. That's intimidation." Armstrong is also nonplussed about any disadvantages his age may present to him in his position. "In fact, I think it's an advantage," he says. "First and foremost, the job of a coach is to relate to the players, and I can do that. The things they're going through now — academically, socially, personally — I went through just four or five years ago, and I can talk to them about it at their level. I'm not a guy in an ivory tower...I'm someone who just went through what they're experiencing, and I want to help them. "If you can look a kid in the eye, let him know you have his best interest in mind, and be sincere and honest with him, then he will accept you as his leader," he says. "I want to be approachable, but I also realize that there are times I have to be dictatorial. However, I never want a kid to feel uncomfortable walking into my office or to leave practice feeling badly. And, as much as possible, I want to foster a family atmosphere at Niagara." Van Breda Kolff, though chronologically (continued on page 62) 58