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Topic - Pat Skerry
After going 1-31 last season, Towson retained only three scholarship players and added three transfers from the Big East. The Tigers also put together a schedule that was something — literally — to write home about, opening with 10 straight games on the road.
Erique Gumbs learned a valuable lesson a couple of days ago after Towson coach Pat Skerry tried to inspire his team that had lost an NCAA-record 41 straight games, showing them Muhammad Ali's famous "rope-a-dope" boxing match against George Foreman.
There isn't much the current Towson basketball team shares with its immediate predecessor. Except the losing.
The decor is sparse in new Towson basketball coach Pat Skerry's office. A few bags are on the floor. His desk is covered with notes jotted down during his first week on the job. A laptop is off to the side, and his mobile device is buzzing.
Towson University has hired Pittsburgh assistant Pat Skerry as its new coach.
"The biggest thing is our new and better players," Towson coach Pat Skerry said. "When you get good players, it makes you look like a pretty good coach."
"We got some talent and they compete pretty hard," Skerry said, "and as we get more and more cohesive, I think we have a change of having a pretty good ball club and obviously build a special program."