Ignatius L Hoops
- Sep 9, 2015
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Former Gophers coach Brenda Frese keeps delivering big for Maryland
The Iowa native, who has guided the Terps to the Women's Final Four three times, is aiming for a fourth in Minneapolis.
For Brenda Frese, everything she does is done with March in mind.
That's the goal, the objective. The end date for everything Frese does as the coach of the Maryland women's basketball team. When you've had the sustained success Frese has had, an NCAA bid is more of a stepping stone. A deep tournament run is expected.
Eye on Minnesota
It's been a long time since she coached Minnesota for that one season. But she has kept her eye on the program and kept in touch with Whalen, reaching out to the Gophers coach after her emergency appendectomy this week.
She also expects the Gophers' prospects to rise once the recruiting class of Mallory Heyer, Amaya Battle, Mara Braun and Nia Holloway — a top-10 class — gets to campus come fall.
"That is a very talented group," Frese said. "We recruited a lot of them. I see a big jump next year, really in two years. That class is special."