"Telling my story was not a decision I made lightly," says Chris Burns, the first openly gay assistant or head coach in DI basketball.
Large enough to accommodate entire teams working out together in one rotation, the new 10,000-square-foot facility gives athletes "the best chance to reach their ultimate potential."
Lessons in preparation, focus, and attitude affected his work on and off the field.
This component of Bryant Builds includes construction of the Bulldog Strength and Performance Center, an indoor practice facility, and more.
Pressler's interview touches on the loyalty he has shown to Bryant since being fired from Duke University nine years ago in the wake of the Duke lacrosse scandal.
In addition, two members of the team claim top conference titles: Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year.
The men's basketball team's double overtime victory over Sacred Heart and a buzzer-beating three-pointer earned the Bulldogs a mention on ESPN's Sports Center.
Coming off the biggest win in Division I history over Maine, the Bulldogs are ranked No. 25 in the most recent FCS Coach's Poll.
Taking a leap of faith, he traveled more than 2,200 miles from Managua to attend Bryant where he's learned "as long as you really want something, there is always a way."
Linked Through Leadership programs hosted by Office of Campus Engagement "helped me discover my capabilities," says stellar student-athlete.
Through athletics, student organizations, and in the classroom, the lessons in leadership "taught me a lot about myself."
Many of the University’s student-athletes broke conference and school records while earning high marks in academics.