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Report: Merrimack Receiving Lots of interest early in women’s coaching search

It was announced yesterday that Monique LeBlanc was leaving Merrimack to take a job with Brown University as the head women’s basketball coach. The Eagle Tribune ran a story on LeBlanc’s hiring in Saturday’s edition, and in the report, Merrimack AD Jeremy Gibson said that his phone has been ringing off the hook since it was revealed that LeBlanc was leaving the program.

The report read:

Less than 24 hours after Monique LeBlanc informed Merrimack College athletic director Jeremy Gibson that she was leaving, his phone never stopped buzzing and the emails started pouring in.

Gibson said there is no sport like basketball when it comes to the coaching frenzy. And he’s going through it right now.

“It’s been sort of crazy, getting so much interest so early,” said Gibson, of Andover. “But it also tells us about the position and where Merrimack is right now. We have very high expectations and we believe Merrimack is a unique opportunity for our next coach.

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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