Jan. 26, 2012
Following Jimmy Patsos' first season as the Loyola University Maryland head coach in 2003-2004, legendary Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach gave him a set of cufflinks, on which the record of the team, 6-22, engraved.
The 6-22 record was a big step forward for a program that finished 1-27 the year prior to Patsos' arrival, and in his office he has a framed photo of Auerbach inscribed that the Hall of Famer wrote, "Keep Working Hard."
Patsos' hard work has paid off thus far in 2011-2012 as the Greyhounds start the second half of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule with a 14-5 overall record, 7-2 in league play.
Washington Times writer Patrick Stevens, who has covered Patsos and the Greyhounds throughout the last eight seasons, writes about Loyola's recent success and the reminders of the past Patsos keeps close, like the cufflinks.
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