Women's Hoops Blog

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

On Donovan's split allegiance: Seton Hall women's basketball coach Anne Donovan relying on assistants until she can join team
The door at the end of the hall is locked. Here in the women’s basketball wing of Seton Hall’s Regan Center, the head coach’s office is empty, vacated by Phyllis Mangina and now home to three chairs, four bare walls and a small stack of books next to a bottle of water resting on a desk. Anne Donovan, who inherited Mangina’s program and South Orange office, has yet to settle here.
And, on another Big East front: Coach Agnus Berenato has said goodbye many times in the past 2 months. Now she is saying hello to the team's bright future

"Reading some of the stuff that was out there about us, you'd have thought we finished 3-28," Berenato said. "But, if you look at it, we had 16 wins and, frankly, we had four games which came down to the final bucket. That really is the difference between us being in the NCAA tournament and us being in the WNIT -- four baskets.

"But we're fine, the program is in great shape, I have a new staff I am really excited about, our recruiting is great -- there is nothing to feel down about this program right now, the best is still ahead of us."