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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Mike Thibault On The Scholarship Race
Mike Thibault, the coach of the WNBA's Connecticut Sun, has seen it from nearly every angle: He coaches a professional women's basketball team and spends the offseason scouting college games; his daughter, Carly, played basketball for East Lyme High School and for a number of intense travel teams, and received a full scholarship to play for Monmouth University in New Jersey next year.

Thibault has also worked in men's basketball, as an assistant coach in the National Basketball Association and in the “minor leagues” of the sport.

Thibault said an athlete's motivation in trying for a scholarship is the important thing.