One coach will take the sidelines for the very first time in the lead chair. The other looks to secure an allusive MAAC Championship that has been snagged from his team's grips the past two seasons. Fans will eagerly return to their seats that have collected dust since March of 2020. Tuesday night, empty basketball venues will be a thing of the past for the Capital Region's two Division I basketball programs.
For the first time since signing his extension with Siena college, Men's Basketball Head Coach Carmen Maciariello joins Levack in the afternoon here on 1045 The Team ESPN Radio. Coach Carm gives an over view of where the Saints are in their offseason program as well as anything he took away from the NCAA Tournament Championship last night.
If you were wondering just what you could expect from the Siena Saints Men's basketball team when they were finally able to take the court you weren't alone. Furthermore, if you were pleasantly surprised by just how strong the Saints have looked so far again you'd be joined by myself and many others. That's not meant to be a knock on the Saints or their coach Carmen Maciariello, that's just acknowledging the journey this team has faced in its attempt to even practice together. The Saints 2-0 start gained high praise from two-time MAAC coach of the year King Rice of Monmouth.
Coach was nice enough to join us on Media and Picture day. So not only did coach have to wrangle all his players and take pictures he had to field questions from the entire Capital Region news force. Coach lays out the teams upcoming schedule including when 5 on 5 practices begin, non conference schedule will be expected and how he's preparing the team to Vote in the upcoming election.