Pintar out as Mary’s men’s basketball coach

This is interesting, although not all that shocking.

After five seasons as head coach at the University of Mary, Juno Pintar submitted his resignation on Friday. Pintar had spent nine years as an assistant coach and one as a grad assistant prior to being named the Marauders’ head coach.

Last season, Mary finished 7-20 overall and was 12th out of 14 teams in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. In his five years at Mary, three of which were spent in Division II, Pintar compiled a 55-88 record. His first season (2004-05) was his best, as Mary went 18-12 overall and 9-9 in the DAC-10.

Pintar burned some bridges with players. Dickinson High graduates Tate Kick and Marcus Fridley went there and left after one season for different reasons, although I have been told neither got along with Pintar very well.

With Pintar gone, which direction do you think the Marauders will go? Do you think they’ll give a certain fast-rising DSU women’s coach a call? It wouldn’t hurt to try. Could you imagine if Guy Fridley was the Mary men’s coach while his brother Fred coached women? That’d be an intriguing situation, although quite unlikely. Anyway, what does Mary do here? Maybe giving Billy Gillespie a call wouldn’t hurt. The job market is tough these days, especially for those who have been laid off fired.

2 thoughts on “Pintar out as Mary’s men’s basketball coach

  1. I honestly don’t think that’s fair. Life must go on, especially on this side of the state where the flooding is not nearly as bad as it is for our friends out east.
    Obviously the University of Mary didn’t think the flood was so much of a crisis that they held this information from the media.
    Also, I’d hate for someone to insinuate that I don’t care about the flooding (that should be obvious in many of my recent posts). My heart goes out to everyone in that area and the fact that I have friends who could be in danger of losing their homes makes it hit home even further.
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