4GuysinBlazers

About Us


Photo by Kylie Benoit, Siena class of 2015

Our Mission

4guysinblazers is dedicated to bringing fans everywhere the latest news on Siena basketball. As the only destination on the web dedicated to Siena basketball, and the only new sports media source covering the Saints locally on the ground in Albany, NY, we strive to deliver to our readers the most comprehensive coverage of the Saints available. From news on the current team, rumors and opinions from around the web, and players past and present, when Siena basketball news breaks, we’ve got the scoop!

Our History

Founded in January of 2011, 4guysinblazers was the creation of founding members Tom Benoit, Bill Hamm, Dominick Lemorta, and Angelo Malone. Armed with a passion of sports, the four started the site with the intentions of using it as an outlet to display their passion for the Saints. To set their group apart, the four decided to wear green blazers to all Siena home games, and a name and website were born.

The website quickly morphed from a fan site to a new sports media outlet with Bill and Tom teaming up to create and present a comprehensive source for both men’s and women’s Siena basketball news.

Since our inception, we have established an impressive resume. Our work has appeared nationally on sites like ESPN Insider, NBCSports.com, and on recruitrecon. Our work has also been picked up on countless international basketball news sites due to our continuing coverage of former players playing overseas. We are annually referenced on Ballin’ is a Habit’s College Basketball Social Media Must-Follow Database, are proud members of the US Basketball Writer’s Association, and have been accepted as a member site of Google News.

From local coverage to Madison Square Garden and the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, MA, we have offered Saints fans a source for Siena news.

The Guys:

Tom Benoit: Beat Reporter/Men’s & Women’s Correspondent
Member USBWA

Tom is a life long fan of college basketball who has followed Siena for forty years. As a graduate of Siena, he combines his knowledge of the game with his perspective as an athlete, coach and fan into an all around perspective in his coverage. As a founding member of 4guysinblazers he serves as editor, writer, and men’s and women’s corespondent. From his attendance at practices and weekly media luncheons with the coaches to his credentialed coverage on the road at venues such as Madison Square Garden and the Mass Mutual Center, for the MAAC Tournament he strives to offer the most complete coverage.

Bill Hamm: Webmaster/Men’s Basketball Correspondent
Bill is the man behind the action that keeps the engine of 4guysinblazers running smooth. A graduate of Hope College, one of the nation’s premier Division III basketball colleges, Bill has an acute appreciation of the tradition and history of college athletics. A former member of Hope’s Dew Crew (student section for the top drawing D3 school in the nation), he has a tremendous passion for the game. While having only followed Siena basketball for the past several years since transplanting to the Capital Region, Bill has quickly learned the history and tradition of the program. Bill takes care of the technical aspects of 4guysinblazers and is Tom’s right hand man in providing the internet’s most complete new sports media coverage of Siena hoops. From writing game day coverage to your latest recruiting news, Bill leaves no stone unturned in covering the Saints.

    rileyRiley O’Brien: Statistics Chief

 

Riley is a student at Siena College, Class of 2014, who closely follows the Siena basketball program. He is the person behind all the data compiled and presented under the program statistics page. Riley continues to ardently follow and support the Saints season by season, and is constantly working to provide the most up to date and comprehensive statistical analysis of the Siena basketball program on the web. You can almost always find him somewhere in the Siena Dog Pound at all home games.

Angelo Malone: Founding Member

Dominick LeMorta: Founding Member