Hoops: Dal's Savoy steps away from coaching

Attention must be said when a coach with 858 wins across four decades passes the reins. Dalhousie's Carolyn Savoy is going to focus on academic work in the south-end Halifax university's School of Health and Human Performance, reports the hometown Herald
"Ive been very fortunate to be in a job where I loved running practices, the individual sessions with players, seeing them grow from freshmen to seniors and now they are doctors and successful in business. I loved that and I love being part of their lives.

"As a coach, you have those fond memories. Not just who they are as players but who they are as people. And some of them are still good friends of mine to this day and they are in their 50s."
Savoy is 61 and started at Dal in 1977 after seven years at St. FX, so by our math, she would have been a head coach at age 22. It's really hard to get wrapped around that, knowing what we were like at age 22.

Veteran Dal hoops coach Savoy retires (Glenn MacDonald, Halifax Chronicle-Herald)
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  1. Somebody's math does not compute....if the lady started coaching in 1977 and she is currently 61, she must have been around 29 or 30.
    Unless, of course, you meant to say 1970, in which case the numbers fit....39+22=61

  2. I said started at Dal in 1977 after seven years at St. FX, so yes, I did mean to say around 1970.