Solomon out after restoring order at St. Bonaventure
BUFFALO, N.Y. — St. Bonaventure coach Anthony Solomon was dismissed Thursday after a 7-22 season, the fourth straight year the Bonnies lost 19 or more games. (Story.)
Solomon is a very nice guy. But I’ve seen no evidence that he has any business at all as a head coach. He can’t seem to recruit, and from watching him on the sidelines he doesn’t seem like an Xs and Os guy, either. (Although, in Solomon’s defense, I’m not sure that John Wooden could recruit to Olean, NY these days.)
I wish Coach Solomon well. As for St. Bonaventure, they need to use this moment as an opportunity to reassess the entirety of their athletic program. They need to be in D-III, and the only reason they’re not is because there are too many alums still reveling in the golden memories of the ’50s and ’60s. Note: Bob Lanier is gone, and the next generation of Bob Laniers wouldn’t even consider SBU.
Get your program in line with your university profile, Sister Margaret. Do it today.