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DDN: Nagy not accustomed to so-so seasons

Scott NAgy watches play

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

Wright State coach Scott Nagy is always drained at the end of a season, having been toiling since last summer to squeeze the most out of his players while also trying to excel in the other duties that come with running a program.

But 2022-23 took more out of him than most seasons — mostly because the Raiders never really found their footing while finishing 18-15.

“I’m tired and disappointed,” Nagy said the day after a one-sided loss at Milwaukee in the Horizon League quarterfinals. “I’m not disappointed in the players, but disappointed in mostly our inconsistency.

“Thinking it through, if winning 18 games is having a bad year, we’re probably in the right spot. But it’s been hard for me to think that way. It’s just been a long time since I had a season like this.”

The Raiders had won either the regular-season or league tourney title the last five years, and it’s the first full season in Nagy’s seven years that they didn’t win at least 20 games (they went 18-6 in the pandemic-shortened 2020-21).

The only comparable stretch at Wright State was Brad Brownell’s four years from 2006-10, which included four 20-win seasons, a regular-season co-championship and one tourney title.