What They Have Said About Brian Gregory

March 28, 2011

“They play the right way, and they play for the team above the individual. Brian Gregory is a winner in every sense of the word.”
Jay Bilas, ESPN Basketball Analyst

“Brian Gregory is one of the elite young coaches in the country. Most are well-aware of his relentless work ethic, but what is overlooked is his ability to relate to his players.”
Jeff Goodman, FOXSports.com Senior College Basketball Writer

“Brian’s a terrific teacher, also. I watched him in practice and was impressed by how he communicated with his players. He has a bright, long future as a coach.”
Mike DeCourcy, Sporting News Senior Writer

“His coaching style, concern for the student-athlete, energy, and personality equals continued success on-and-off the court.”
Clark Kellogg, CBS Sports College Basketball Analyst

“Brian Gregory is one of the hardest working assistants I’ve ever known and has a tremendous ability to do all the things a head coach needs to do. He’s a great young coach and a great young guy.”
Retired Michigan State Coach Jud Heathcote

“Brian proved himself in his time here to be everything you need in a head coach. He`s a great recruiter, but he is also a great game coach. I don’t think you get that kind of mix very often. The job he did here was second to none.”
Michigan State Head Coach Tom Izzo

“He has that rare blend. He can get along with people of all ages and make people feel better about themselves. He’ll do a great job, no doubt.”
Kevin O’Neill, USC Head Coach

“They are a team that drives it hard. Dayton did as good of a job as anybody we played this year of putting the ball down and putting pressure on you defensively. Brian has done a great job with this program.”
Bill Self, Kansas Head Coach

“Brian’s done a great job with them. You know, I think the one thing that really stands out is how hard his teams work. They are a terrific offensive rebounding team because they work so hard at it, and they don’t run in transition, they sprint. If you watch them, they just get out and they get in lanes and sprint.”
Bob Huggins, West Virginia Head Coach

“Some college coaches like to sweet-talk their recruits but not Brian Gregory. Chris Wright said that when he first met him, the very first thing that he ever told him, `You’re not that good, but if you work at it you can become the player you want to be.’ You can never underestimate the value of honesty, and there is an honest man (Brian Gregory) who told the young man not what he thought he wanted to hear, but told him what he needed to hear, and Chris Wright came to Dayton.”
ESPN Analyst Mark Adams

“I’ve had an opportunity to watch Coach Gregory run practices and coach several games in the last couple of years. He recruits good kids; they graduate; and they improve every year. Everyone enjoys being a part of his team and that success is seen on the court.”
Hubert Davis, ESPN Analyst

“Brian and his coaches are a hard-working staff, with the diligence and ability to convince people that the program is not just going to stay where it is, but go even higher. But you also have to have an eye for it. You have to see the development in a player down the road. Brian’s got that.”
Van Coleman, HoopMasters.com

“There’s something about him that you don’t want to let him down.”
Former Dayton forward Chris Wright in the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook

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