MCCC Women's Basketball Coach
Mike Tenaglia Notches 300th Win


MCCC's Mike Tenaglia celebrated his 300th win as head coach for women's basketball on Jan. 31 in a home game against Salem Community College, which the Mercer women won 78-57. With the win, the Lady Vikes' record for the season stands at 16-8.

Looking back on his 19 years of coaching at MCCC, Tenaglia reflected on the many young women who have come through his program. He noted that basketball is a means, not an end. "I always tell my players that their education is the priority. I want them to understand that basketball is a part of life, not their whole life."
According to Tenaglia, the skills that are built on the court serve his players well in life: being on time and ready to work, accomplishing goals as a team, and learning to release stress through appropriate channels such as sports.

Mike Tenaglia, center, was honored on Jan. 31 for
his 300th win as
head coach for the Lady Vikes .
He is pictured with, from left, Asst. Coach
Leslie Mauer, sophomores Lauren Jacobsen (#23),
Caitlin Fitzpatrick (#33), and Carly Blanton (#15),
and Asst. Coach Tameka Turner.

Tenaglia is assisted this season by Leslie Mauer and Tameka Turner. The women's regular season concludes on Feb. 14; the first round of the Region XIX tournament will be played Feb. 20. For the complete schedule and game results, click here.

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