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New Assistant Tobin Anderson

Earlier today Siena head coach Mitch Buonaguro named Tobin Anderson as the new assistant coach. After serving as head coach at Hamilton College, Anderson will bring his history of winning and developing players to the coaching staff. 4guysinblazers caught up with Coach Anderson this afternoon at which time he  told us “I am really looking forward to getting started” and was “thrilled” at the opportunity to be  part of the Siena program. He won’t have to wait long, tomorrow Tobin will be on campus and ready to get to work.

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Since Coach Anderson has had what he describes as “a very good job” as a head coach at Hamilton we asked him what drew him to Siena. “Siena appeals to me for a lot of reasons”, he said. ” I am excited to work with Mitch.  I have known him for years and I have a tremendous amount of respect for him as a coach and person”. He also was drawn to the Saints history of success.” The basketball tradition has a strong appeal to me.  The success of the program over the past 25 years and especially the last 5 years is exciting “. Tobin’s enthusiasm is clear and that energy will drive him to help in the Saints success. “This opportunity presents a challenge and that excites me.  There is an expectation that Siena should be at the top of the MAAC, and I want to help get us back there”.

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We asked Tobin what he was looking forward to in his new role. He told us ” I am looking forward to getting to know the players and helping them improve as players.” He was also very aware of the Saints place in the college basketball world.  “Siena has been one of the top mid-majors in the country and I want to do my part in sustaining that position”.

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Finally our new assistant coached summed it all up with a comment on the part of the Siena program that we at 4guysinblazers are all about, the fans. “The support from alumni, fans, and the community is as good as it gets at this level”. We welcome him to the program and wish him and the entire staff the best of luck.

One Comment

  1. KGB

    May 4, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Quips from Tobin:

    Excited

    Looking forward to the challenge

    the hoopla over his hiring "shows the kind of program Siena is…the expectation is obviously there…if you wanna go to the NCAA tournament all of the time, the pressure is there."

    Clearly understands the performance expected, and sounds like a driven, well spoken individual. Wish him and the team luck in the coming season!

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