Men’s basketball head coach Mike Lonergan has been getting coaching advice from a very trusted source: his wife.
In an interview with ESPN’s Myron Medcalf, Lonergan revealed that his better half – Maggie Lonergan, a former women’s basketball coach at Division III Catholic University – will reportedly send him text messages throughout games with advice on second-half adjustments.
“We watch a lot of film. I’ve never told anybody this. Probably shouldn’t say it. At some games, I’ll have her text me. My wife, she’ll watch a game if it’s on TV. … She watched our game [against St. Bonaventure on Saturday night] on the computer. I’ll give my phone to my assistant director of operations and I’ll tell him just to show it to me at halftime. And she’ll text me like late [Saturday] night. She said, go at No. 3, their point guard, and go at their big guy, they’re in foul trouble. Usually she’ll give me some pretty good advice. … She definitely is a big part of it. My wife definitely helps me in a lot of ways. I don’t think [Mike Krzyzewski] is calling his wife or getting text messages at halftime. It definitely helps me. She could be the best coach in our house.”
That might be the cutest thing you read all day.