Siena WBB Coach Jim Jabir Explains Why He Came Back To Loudonville [INTERVIEW]
It's been 34 years of coaching women's college basketball since Jim Jabir was the head coach of the Siena Saints women's basketball team but now he's back. After stops in Dayton, Marquette and FAU Jabir decided it was time to come back to Loudonville New York. On a day where we all woke up to snow in April I think it's a very fair question "Why did you want to come back here 34 years later?"
Jabir very plainly states that the environment and the people that truly care about the program were the key reasons he chose to leave Boca Raton Florida and come back to Loudonville New York more than three decades after he first coached here. I also asked Coach Jabir what he's learned and now does better since he left Siena 34 years ago and he very candidly said he wasn't very good the first time he was here. Jabir even shared how overwhelming just being named coach of the Saints was back then. It's a very different situation this time and Jabir is here to win. Listen to his full interview below.
The synergy that Jim Jabir is hoping to have with men's basketball coach Carmen Maciariello is great to hear. I'm a fan of anything that raises the skill and profile of sports here in the Capital Region.