In a recent press conference, Red Foxes men’s basketball coach Chuck Martin stated that he aimed to “do the exact same thing next year” as his team did this year. In the 2009-2010 season, the Red Foxes were 1-29, with the one victory coming in conference play, along with 17 of the losses.
“We did pretty damn well last year,” said Martin in his team’s defense. “We beat Manhattan. Nobody saw that coming! I’m looking to do the same exact thing next year,” adding, “Who knows, maybe we’ll beat Loyola!”
Rather than being offended by the low-aiming goals of the coach, the Marist community was overjoyed and optimistic. “I really think we can do it,” said sophomore Ben Tupper. “It’s gonna be a tough road, but hopefully we’ll slug it out and get that win. Maybe not over Loyola, maybe over Manhattan again. But a win’s a win.”
“It’s just nice to know we have a coach who can dream big,” said senior Sean Silversmith. “In the past, we’ve had coaches come in with these pessimistic goals, saying, “We’re not gonna win a single game.’ Coach Martin’s a daredevil, and I love him for it.”
It remains to be seen whether Martin’s goals will be met by his players, or if they’ll fall short. But one thing’s for sure: they’re not going to be exceeded.