Education: Gee, Coach!

Picking a winner as prexy

At McNeese State University (enrollment: 5,500) in Lake Charles, La., the search for a new president ended with the choice of Home-Town Favorite Jack Doland, 51, the university's athletic director and football coach. Said Doland, in a meeting with a search committee: ''Let no one belittle coaching experience in preparation for a position as president.''

The connection between the jobs? "As coach, you must win or leave," said Doland. "I suggest this is similar to the president's position."

Even so, Doland was not entirely overjoyed with his promotion....

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