President / UW Men's Basketball Color Commentator Richmond Public Relations / IMG Sports Network
“The rise, fall and potential rebirth of Husky Basketball”
Introduced by: Bob Holert
Percy Allen of the Seattle Times recently wrote an article “Is Lorenzo Romar still the right coach for the Huskies?”
Lorenzo Romar, Men’s basketball coach since 2002, is second on UW’s all-time coaching wins list at 252-141 and he’s being judged by standards he established, which is what makes the team’s recent mediocrity so challenging. However, last week Romar and his coaching staff signed a new recruiting class that many think is the best class he has signed during his tenure at Washington.
In April 2010, Romar signed a 10-year contract extension on a deal that expires after the 2019-20 season. It was the third extension since his original deal in 2002. With six years remaining on the contract, there are no plans to renegotiate another extension. However, Scott Woodward, Washington Athletic Director said that’s not an indication he’s unhappy with Romar’s performance.
“In every way, Coach is a great ambassador for this program, those kids, our school and this community,” Woodward said. “Now would he like a few more wins? Well, yeah. We all would. Coach knows that, and he would be the first to say that.”
“But as far as I’m concerned, Lorenzo Romar is a perfect fit for Washington.”
Jason will discuss the past, present and his thoughts about the future of Husky basketball. As the color commentator at every men’s Husky basketball game he brings unique insight into the question posed by Percy Allen!
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