John Tauer, head coach of the Tommie men’s basketball team, recently spoke with the Star Tribune about the team’s summer trip to play exhibition games in Italy.
From the story:
The Tommies, who finished fourth in the Summit League in their second D-I season, will play three exhibition games in Italy. They’ll also do some sightseeing in Rome and the Amalfi Coast. The trip from Aug. 20-30 begins with two days visiting New York City, including Wall Street.
“It should be a really incredible experience,” Tommies coach John Tauer said. “It will provide different things for our guys in terms of education, culture, and the team-bonding aspect. It’s really one of those once-in-a-lifetime trips that we’re so grateful for.”
Tauer, who has been coaching his alma mater since 2011, last went on a foreign trip with the Tommies when the program still played at the Division III level in 2018. They visited Costa Rica and Panama.