Walk-on Creates Unforgettable Moment for Saint Mary’s Randy Bennett

"You couldn't draw up a better last home game scenario for him. He's been such a great story. Great kid. Great leadership. He didn't get a lot of minutes but is as committed as anyone on our team to working hard and us being good. It was cool. The fans were cheering for him and yelling 'Sheets! Sheets! Sheets!' and I couldn't fight 'em off any longer. So let me let his guy loose and he hits the shot. It was just incredible. It's one of my favorite moments at Saint Mary's...I'll never forget that one."

Saint Mary’s Men’s Basketball Coach Randy Bennett

During his 19 years at Saint Mary’s College, Head Basketball Coach Randy Bennett has witnessed first-hand the greatest moments in school history. The story has been well-documented in taking the program from 2-27 to tops in the state and a perennial power in the West Coast Conference. Bennett orchestrated the Gaels return to the NCAA Tournament, coaching a pair of NBA guards in Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova, a run to the Sweet 16 in 2010 and the stunning upset of #1 Gonzaga last year for the WCC Tournament Championship. But one of Bennett’s fondest memories is of walk-on guard scoring a basket in his final home game in Moraga. As the Gaels head down the stretch of the regular season, Bennett explains the importance of men like Dan Sheets, his coaching mentors and the anxiety of “Selection Sunday.”

The Dave Lewis Show
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Walk-on Creates Unforgettable Moment for Saint Mary's Randy Bennett

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