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From Shippensburg to SMU: Andy Enfield Named New Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Southern Methodist University (SMU) has appointed Andy Enfield as its new head men’s basketball coach, succeeding Rob Lanier, who was dismissed following a 20-win season. Enfield, who previously spent 11 seasons with the University of Southern California (USC), boasts a coaching record of 220-147 at USC, including five NCAA Tournament appearances and an Elite Eight run in the 2020-21 season. Before USC, he led Florida Gulf Coast to the Sweet 16 in 2013.

Enfield’s arrival at SMU coincides with the university’s transition to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) next season. SMU recently concluded a 20-13 season, seeking revitalization after not qualifying for the NCAA Tournament since the 2016-17 season.

Enfield, recognized for his achievements both on and off the court, including his academic success as valedictorian at Shippensburg High School, was SMU’s primary candidate for the position following Lanier’s termination on March 21.


Pamela K Coyle 1949-2024

Pam received her Master’s degree in library science from Clarion University in 1978. She never lost her love of reading or her enthusiasm for libraries.

Daily Forecast, April 21, 2024

Franklin County Forecast: In the forecast for today, we are expecting overcast clouds, with a high of 52.23°F and a low of 35.2°F. The humidity

Candie Sue Diffenderfer 1963-2024

Candie worked in the Prothonotary’s office at the Fulton County Courthouse, and later at Irving Accounting and U.S.A. Cartage in Williamsport, MD.

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