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April 24, 1996
Volunteers and administrators were polishing and cleaning antiques Tuesday at the Doheny campus of Mount St. Mary's College. The college in Brentwood is preparing for an auction next month that kicks off a four-year $40-million fund-raising campaign designed to help carry the school beyond the turn of the century. Many of the items on the auction list include original furniture and art from the Doheny mansion, once the home of Edward Doheny and his wife, Carrie Estelle.
October 3, 1992 |
Bob Valvano, brother of former North Carolina State coach Jim Valvano, was hired as coach at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
March 15, 1991 |
Stanford assistant Ernie Kent has been named coach of St. Mary's basketball team, athletic director Rick Mazzuto announced Thursday. Kent was chosen over 66 other candidates, including interim coach Dave Fehte, who took over at midseason when Paul Landreaux vacated the post. Landreaux was asked to leave after his announcement that he wouldn't be returning next season. Kent, 36, said he will ask Fehte to remain as an assistant.
April 21, 1989
UCLA assistant Paul Landreaux, formerly one of the most successful basketball coaches in California junior college history, was named head coach at St. Mary's College in Moraga Thursday. Landreaux, 45, replaces Lynn Nance, who left after the 1988-89 season to become head coach at Washington. In Nance's final season, St. Mary's had a 24-5 record, best in the school's history. The Gaels also earned the school's first berth in the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. tournament in 30 years and were ranked in the top 20. During Landreaux's nine years at El Camino, he guided his teams to three state junior college titles, seven conference titles and nine straight 20-win seasons.
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September 23, 2004 |
The president of Saint Mary's College announced his resignation Tuesday in the wake of the disclosure that a $112-million pledge fell through. Brother Craig Franz said his decision to step down Jan. 1 was in the school's best interest. Saint Mary's officials built a $26-million science center on the Moraga campus based on a 1997 pledge from Conrad Colbrandt, who now says the money won't be given because he was the victim of a real estate scam.
December 1, 1990
Paul Landreaux, coach at St. Mary's, announced that he will retire at the end of the season. Landreaux, who is in the second year of a three-year contract, won three state community college titles at El Camino and spent a season as Jim Harrick's assistant at UCLA before becoming the Gaels' coach last season. He continues to make his home in Los Angeles.