Dennis Coleman ’75 (center) introduced University of Washington basketball coach Lorenzo Romar (second from left) and Georgia Tech’s Paul Hewitt (second from right) as the first recipients of the Fritz Pollard Coach of the Year Award on April 6 at Sayles Hall. The Providence Journal’s Kevin McNamara (left) and athletic director Michael Goldberger (right) also spoke. The award is presented by the Black Coaches Association.
The men’s varsity eight earned headlines on the Seekonk River April 7, when the crew, stroked by Joe Donahue ’07, edged out Harvard, the three-time defending national champion, in 5:35.7. It was the Crimson’s first varsity-eight loss in three years.