Randy Bennett, who has taken St. Mary’s from an afterthought in college basketball to a perennial WCC power, has signed a 10-year contract to remain the Gaels’ head coach, the school announced Friday morning. “It’s an honor to have this opportunity to work at such a great institution,” Bennett said in a statement released by St. Mary’s. “We’ve had great student-athletes and assistant coaches who have put a lot of hard work and effort into building the program to this level. My family and I truly enjoy being in such a supportive community and raising our family around this environment. We are excited to continue what we have started here.” Bennett began his tenure in Moraga before the 2001-02 season.
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- Randy Bennett signs 10-year deal to remain St. Mary’s head coach
By Steve Kroner - Friday Nov 10, 2017
- Coaches make St. Mary’s men unanimous choice to finish 1st in WCC
By Steve Kroner - Thursday Oct 19, 2017
LAS VEGAS — High expectations are nothing new around Randy Bennett’s St. Mary’s program. These expectations are new, though. In their preseason poll, the WCC coaches unanimously picked the Gaels to finish first in the conference this season. The poll was announced at WCC Media Day at the Orleans Arena, where the conference tournament has taken place the past nine seasons. Gonzaga, which finished runner-up in the nation last season, received one first-place vote, but that had to come from Bennett, as a coach was not allowed to vote for his team. The Gaels went 29-5 last season and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament. St.
- WCC coaches overwhelmingly pick St. Mary’s men to win conference
By Steve Kroner - Thursday Oct 19, 2017
LAS VEGAS — Expectations have been a part of Randy Bennett’s St. Mary’s program for the past decade, but the Gaels on Thursday received an honor — and perhaps a burden — that they haven’t experienced in quite some time, if ever. At the WCC Tip-Off event at Orleans Arena, the preseason men’s basketball coaches’ poll selected the Gaels as the overwhelming choice to finish first. All nine head coaches who could vote for St. Mary’s did so; a coach couldn’t pick his own team (Bennett chose Gonzaga). It’s believed to be the first time the Gaels have been tabbed to finish first since Bennett took the job in Moraga before the 2001-02 season.
- Calvin Hermanson leads St. Mary’s over Cal State Fullerton
By Staff and News Services - Thursday Nov 16, 2017
Calvin Hermanson scored 22 points as St. Mary’s took care of Cal State Fullerton 76-57 at McKeon Pavilion on Wednesday night. The 21st-ranked Gaels improved to 3-0. What bothered St. Mary’s head coach Randy Bennett: The Titans (0-2) went 12-for-18 from the floor in the first half. “We were no more athletic last year, but we were more disciplined defensively,” Bennett said. “And we were very good defensively last year. We need to get back to that if we want to have a really good year.” The Gaels did force 21 turnovers and scored 31 points off those Fullerton mistakes.
- Florida stuns Tennessee thanks to an unimaginable Hail Mary
By Post Sports Desk - Saturday Sep 16, 2017
A Hail-Mary prayer was answered. Feleipe Franks connected with Tyrie Cleveland on a 63-yard pass to propel No. 24 Florida to a stunning 26-20 victory over No. 25 Tennessee on Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla. It obviously didn’t make this Tennessee fan too happy.
- St. Mary’s men’s basketball: Gaels look strong, but can they top last season’s success?
By Steve Kroner - Thursday Nov 9, 2017
Before St. Mary’s fans get too giddy over the 22nd-ranked Gaels’ bright outlook for this season, they might consider the following question: Can the Gaels get any better than they were last season? The team went 29-5, including 16-2 in the WCC, and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament. “That’s tough,” forward Calvin Hermanson said. “We only lost to three teams last year, and one of them (Gonzaga) beat us three times and went to the national championship.” Head coach Randy Bennett said, “It would be very difficult to be better,” and then cracked, “Lose four games instead of five? … I don’t want to tell our guys, ‘Hey, just try to be as good as last year.