I'm an Emerson alum and I'm disappointed to see them hiring an ethics-challenged coach, presumably because he's a bigger-program guy than they could expect to get otherwise. The school's not about to become a basketball powerhouse anyway.
Has the new president stepped in yet, and would this be his decision rather than Liebergott's?
Oh, it's definitely a name dropping hire. Sort of odd for a D3 school to try to make a splash in that regard. I just find it amazing that the school has a legitimate athletic program at all. When I was there pretty much anyone could walk on and play a varsity sport. It was a joke. I played hoops for a season and a half there, and I more than likely would not have made my high school team if I wasn't too busy covering it for the town paper!
We were brutal.
I'm not sure about Liebergott. I'm very much out of touch with the school. They came into a bunch of money right after I graduated. She did an amazing job growing the school, but to my view also sucked a lot of the soul out of it (I guess that happens with growth).
Anyhow, she took over for Koenig while I was there. The old president was going to move the school to Lawrence - which would have been a huge mistake.