When Larry Eustachy came to Hattiesburg, he was in search of a comeback.
We all know he was fraternizing with students and drinking in what proved to be his last days at Iowa State. Less said the better.
He later defeated alcoholism and went on to lead our Southern Miss men’s basketball team for the next eight seasons. The last of which was a memorable one.
Twenty-five wins, a big win against Memphis at home among them and a berth in the NCAA’s big dance. As a native of Wichita, I promise I renounced any vestige of Kansas citizenship prior to the game against Kansas State.
Today, official word came our loss in Larry Eustachy will be Colorado State’s gain. All of us at Doug’s Place wish Coach Eustachy good luck in the next chapter of his career.
Well – that is until the Golden Eagles play against the Rams on the hard court.