Tuesday, October 16, 2012

First-time dad Wierzba ready for start of UIS men's hoops practice

The convergence of two events had University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball coach Ben Wierzba buzzing with excitement Monday.

He brought his newborn daughter home from the hospital over the weekend with wife, Liz. And Monday was the first official day of basketball practice.

Wierzba was on Cloud Nine on his first day back at work since last Wednesday. One minute, he was talking about first-time fatherhood. The next, he was chatting about the upcoming season and returning and new players.

“One through 13, we’ve got a lot of depth,” Wierzba said. “To watch this team grow is going to be fun.”

The team was featured by the State Journal-Register on October 16, 2012.

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