Welcome to MasonHoops.com

Jump in to the discussion! Sign up is easy, we want to hear what you have to say!

Sign Up

Dave Paulsen

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by GMURaider, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. KAOriginal

    KAOriginal All-Conference

    Likes Received:
    1,250
    Trophy Points:
    2,840
    Not looking for suits! Looking for the man to be 100% comfortable while he "makes his magic"....and it's obvious shirt and tie is not it......

    I swear he seems like a polo and warm up pants kind of guy.
  2. DJ3

    DJ3 Starter

    Likes Received:
    270
    Trophy Points:
    1,290
    You know things are good when the only thing to complain about is the coach's outfit
    MasonFanatic and BandWagon18 like this.
  3. FreeGunston12

    FreeGunston12 Preferred Walk-On

    Likes Received:
    80
    Trophy Points:
    78
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    I, for one, find the messed up collar and tie to be iconic. It is totally Paulsen's thing. There it is at Mason, Bucknell, and Williams. The man is 52 years old, I think he knows what he wants to wear when he coaches. I really want shirts that replicate it to have a section of fans wear to a game.
    Last edited: May 3, 2017
    twinmom, sleeperpick, Walter and 2 others like this.
  4. KAOriginal

    KAOriginal All-Conference

    Likes Received:
    1,250
    Trophy Points:
    2,840
    It maybe iconic, but I have changed my mind.

    Hawaiian shirt, bermudas, flip flops and sometimes a visor. Dump the plastic cups and give him a mug or a coconut to drink from.
  5. bravesfan

    bravesfan Sixth Man

    Likes Received:
    246
    Trophy Points:
    420
    I like that he doesn't rock the skinny tie knots. Something about those things...
    TweederGMU, MasonFanatic and gmujim92 like this.
  6. Vurbel

    Vurbel Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    1,639
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    Remember when Hewitt built relationships like this with the students? Oh.
    MasonFanatic likes this.
  7. MasonFanatic

    MasonFanatic Starter

    Likes Received:
    880
    Trophy Points:
    1,340
    I remember telling Hewitt that he needed to build relationships with students and getting a blank look.
  8. Vurbel

    Vurbel Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    1,639
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    Was it the same look he gave when teams made adjustments on us?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Joe Shannon, Walter and MasonFanatic like this.
  9. Patriotsince81

    Patriotsince81 Starter

    Likes Received:
    574
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    WTH? Under the Virus teams had to make adjustments?
    I thought they just scouted us and kicked our ass.
    gmubrian likes this.
  10. GMUgemini

    GMUgemini Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    1,874
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    We were hard to scout (no real system in place), and often built up huge leads against opponents (CAA semi-finals against Northeastern in 2013, for instance). By the mid-point of the first half, though, the wheels would always begin to fall off -- or, in the last 2:00 minutes of games if we were still holding on to a lead (New Mexico in 2012 is a good example of that one).

    By the way, thank god he blew that game against NU. I have no doubt we would have beaten JMU for the championship that year (we swept them in the regular season by double digits both times) and been stuck with Hewitt for longer.
    MasonFanatic and Walter like this.
  11. Vurbel

    Vurbel Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    1,639
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    I stand corrected. Just thinking about Hewitt just affirms my man crush on Dave.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Patriotsince81 likes this.
  12. masonjoe

    masonjoe Sixth Man

    Likes Received:
    174
    Trophy Points:
    420
    Guy was never on campus...
  13. Washingtonian

    Washingtonian All-American

    Likes Received:
    825
    Trophy Points:
    4,840
    http://www.a10talk.com/a10-talk-coach-countdown-5-dave-paulsen/

    Welcome to A10 Talk’s Top 14 Coach Countdown of the 2016-17 season. We like to rank the players of the A-10 each season, but we’d also like to take a look at the brains of the operations. Who were the best coaches of the 2016-17 season? Who were the worst? Our site voted and compiled a list based on last season alone. This list is representative of how well each coach performed in the 2016-17 season, not in his entire career. Today, we feature #5 Dave Paulsen.
  14. GMUgemini

    GMUgemini Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    1,874
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    Don't tell me they're going to put Wade over Paulsen last season. I also see they put Mooney over Paulsen, too, despite having lost to Paulsen twice.
    Last edited: May 19, 2017
  15. gmujim92

    gmujim92 Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    4,030
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    I could at least make a case for Wade since VCU went 3-0 against us.

    Far more egregious is Mooney, who lost to Mason twice and was never in contention for an at-large bid despite having the Player of the Year and the Rookie of the Year on his roster.

    Mooney's dreadful record against Mason -- at our program's lowest point in the past two decades, mind you -- should permanently disqualify him from any coaching honors. Even Paul Hewitt stole his lunch money. Enough freaking said.
    BandWagon18 likes this.
  16. GMUgemini

    GMUgemini Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    1,874
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    Agreed. You could make a case. But I think the only reason Wade won against us is more talent and more experience. It had nothing to do with coaching.
    gmujim92 likes this.
  17. DJ3

    DJ3 Starter

    Likes Received:
    270
    Trophy Points:
    1,290
    part of coaching is recruiting. Shaka sure made that an easy road. But then again, Hewitt was left a top 25 team.

    All that said, I wish he stuck around long enough for Paulsen to kick his ass.
  18. Vurbel

    Vurbel Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    1,639
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    You mean Hewitt inherited? He left a 10 win team.
  19. GMUgemini

    GMUgemini Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    1,874
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    Well, to be fair to Hewitt's first season, Luke Hancock left and Andre Cornelius was suspended for the first 10 games of the season. And let's be honest, Luke was a huge reason why that team could have been top 25, especially considering we had no real point guard on the team.

    Had Luke stuck around and Cornelius not been an idiot, I think even Hewitt would have looked like a genius that first season.
  20. Mason2005

    Mason2005 Starter

    Likes Received:
    507
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    I have to disagree, the guy couldn't even draw up a inbounds play.

    Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk

Share This Page