Recruiting, practice, recruiting, strategizing, travel, coaching games, recruiting, talking to the press, bad hair days, recruiting . . . long long hours! No doubt it helps to have a supportive spouse or partner. And no doubt it has to be stressful for the coach's significant other as well . . . a point driven home earlier this week by some news out of Florida that an "MSU Professor Bites Officer."
It turns out that this alleged policeman-chomping professor is none other other than the husband of the Michigan State Spartans' Head Coach, Joanne P. McCallie! After the McCallies landed at the Sarasota airport, a lost luggage episode reportedly led to Professor McCallie's dumping a trash can, throwing it at an officer, wrestling with the policeman on the ground and then biting the officer's finger. McCallie was arrested (mugshot above) but later released on bond. Well, it seems like the stress of being a head coach's spouse really got to him!
Meanwhile, the BasketCases are pleased to report that Coach B's husband, Mark Thomas, to the best of our knowledge, has never been arrested for biting anyone. Keep up the good work, Mark!