Balza Joins National Coaches' Diary Series On College Chalktalk
Monday, September 13, 2010
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FORT MYERS, Fla. – FGCU men’s basketball head coach Dave Balza will give the nation and CollegeChalktalk.com viewers an inside-look at the Eagles’ program during the 2010-11 season when he participates in the National Coaches’ Diary Series with the basketball-dedicated website.

A first of its kind, the National Coaches’ Diary Series debuted in 2009 and features over 60 Division I head coaches and assistant coaches from 24 conferences across the nation contributing monthly during the season to College Chalktalk.

Dates for the monthly entries will be released soon. Balza is one of three coaches from the A-Sun in the National Coaches’ Diary Series. Lipscomb assistant coach Jay Walton and North Florida assistant coach Jeremy Shyatt are also among the 60 participants.

The only coach in program history, Balza enters his ninth season with a record of 143-101 at the helm of FGCU. The Eagles are entering their fourth year in Division I as a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. FGCU returns its top two leading scorers in redshirt sophomore Anthony Banks (Lantana, Fla./Santaluces HS) and senior Reed Baker (Naples, Fla./Bishop Verot HS/Michigan) who averaged 12.9 and 11.4 points per game, respectively. The Eagles also usher in an incoming-class that was ranked second in the A-Sun Conference by HoopScoop Online.

Fans can also follow coach Balza on his twitter page at http://twitter.com/basket_balza. The FGCU men’s basketball program can also be followed on twitter at http://twitter.com/fgcumensbball.

In less than three years, College Chalktalk has become one of the most well-respected college basketball sites in the nation. During the 2009-10 season, College Chalktalk entered into a strategic partnership with Blue Ribbon. Fans can follow College Chalktalk and get updates on the Coaches’ Diary at http://twitter.com/cchalktalk.