Nuggets from Nadelen's introduction as Towson coach
Shawn Nadelen was introduced Tuesday morning as the seventh head coach in the 52-year history of lacrosse at Towson. Here are a few snippets of what was said during his introductory press conference.
Athletic director Mike Waddell, who compared Nadelen to the title character of the upcoming “Captain America” movie: “Look at him. He’s apple pie, he’s Chevrolet, he’s American. … He’s the embodiment of Captain America.”
Waddell on Nadelen’s influence with the players: “The guy’s a winner. There’s something you can get from playing in this fellow that translates into renewed energy.”
Nadelen on his phone conversation with his 85-year-old grandmother in Watertown, N.Y.: “She says to me, ‘Shawn, now that you’re the head coach, you better not get a big head or I’m going to come down and wallop you.’ … Just want to say, ‘Thank you, Grandma.’ I promise that my head will fit in this cap.”
Nadelen on the influence of his predecessor and former boss, Tony Seaman: “He really allowed me to see a lot of different ways in which to conduct myself. … He’s been very, very instrumental in my success and in this team’s success.”
Nadelen on greeting opponents: “[Johnny] Unitas Stadium needs to be an intimidating place to play. …We need people to fear walking into our stadium.”
Nadelen in closing: “I’m ready to get to work. Let’s get everybody involved in restoring the roar here.”