The Men's Basketball game this Saturday, Jan. 18 marks the first time that the Phoenix will host a top-25 opponent at Alumni Gym.
The Phoenix has hired current Ball State offensive coordinator Rich Skrosky to replace former head coach Jason Swepson as the new head coach of Elon football. Skrosky coached at Elon as an offensive line coach from 2006-2008 and worked as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2009-2010. Under Skrosky's leadership in 2009, the Phoenix ranked sixth in the nation averaging 291.5 passing yards per game and ranked in the top 20 nationally in pass efficiency and total offense. As an assistant coach at Ball State, Skrosky had a 25-12 record over the last three seasons and helped coach Ball State to back-to-back bowl appearances.
Sophomore Elon Women's Soccer player Nicole Dennion was named the Southern Conference Player of the Year on Tuesday, Nov.
Current Elon town Mayor Jerry Tolley will run for re-election this Tuesday and says he is confident going into the election. "Well when you run unopposed, you feel pretty good," he says. Tolley has held the job for 12 years and still has goals for Elon's future. "We're working with consultants right now to look at the downtown area to see what we can do to revitalize it to get people from all over Alamance County and even Greensboro to make the town a destination place to come to eat, visit and have a good time," Tolley says. As mayor, Tolley helped revitalize the downtown area.
The Elon Women's Soccer team returned to Rudd Field on Friday, Sept. 20 for a match up against Liberty University. Both defenses dominated in the beginning of the game, until the forty-first minute, when Rachel Driver put the Phoenix on the board with a header.
With the start of the new season, Elon's men's golf team will lose a familiar face. After 41 years at Elon University, former men's golf head coach Bill Morningstar will retire. Senior team members John Somers and Will DiIanni said that while they will miss Morningstar, DiIanni said that Morningstar left an incredible legacy for the university. "In terms of what any coach could ask for in leaving a legacy at Elon, Morningstar has nailed it," Dilanni said. Despite Morningstar's departure, DiIanni said he is excited about the changing direction of Elon's golf team under new head coach Don Hill. [div class="aligncenter"][/div] With his arrival from the University of South Carolina, Hill brings a fresh perspective to the team. "He's not like a drill sergeant by any means," Dilanni said, "but its different from Morningstar in that he's got a very definite plan.