The Eagle reports on the growing ranks of the Williams Hoops Mafia, the 21st century successor to the legendary Williams Art History Mafia.

Williams College may be the No. 1 liberal arts college in the nation, but it is also becoming a breeding ground for college basketball coaches.

John Fitzgerald, who played for Williams and spent last year as an assistant under men’s head coach Dave Paulsen, has left the Ephs to become director of operations for the Princeton University men’s basketball program.

The former Eph becomes the sixth member of the Williams basketball family in the last 10 years to get a college basketball coaching or administrative position.

In addition to Fitzgerald ’03, Grant Farmer ’98 and Jeff Lafave ’03 also get a mention.

Kudos to Sheahy ’75 and Paulsen ’87 for creating and nurturing this sort of network. Williams needs more of this.

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