Sad to see that mens basketball coach Dave Paulsen ’87 was a candidate, even a finalist, for the same job at Dartmouth.

Of course, Paulsen and his wife need to decide what is best for him and his family, but I hope that Williams can make the position into the sort of job that will keep him there forever.

On the good news front:

Paulsen, two-time defending NCAA Division III Coach of the Year, later removed himself from the running.

Whether the Williams coach would have ultimately gotten the job, one may only speculate.

Perhaps Williams has already made some moves to convince the Paulsens, as it did with the Sheehys, that there are fewer better places than Williamstown, and better employers than Williams College, for finding that always elusive work/family balance.

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