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Friday, June 05, 2009

Nice news for California University of PA and not so much for Franklin Pierce:
Mark Swasey and California University of Pennsylvania added a twist to the old adage, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, Thursday, when Swasey was introduced as Cal's new women's basketball coach.

In Swasey's case, he beat 'em then joined 'em.

Swasey comes to California from a seven-year stint as head women's coach at Franklin Pierce University. If that institution sounds familiar, it should. To die-hard Vulcan fans, it's all too familiar because Swasey's Franklin Pierce team ended Cal's season in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight tournament last March in San Antonio, Texas. Franklin Pierce advanced to the Division II championship game.