Innings with Pittsburgh's Joe Jordano
Innings with Arizona's Andy Lopez
Innings with Mike Wilson
By Phil Stanton
week, we are going to have head coaches from Arizona and the
Pittsburgh area give us their thoughts on Sunday's Super Bowl
between the Cardinals and the Steelers.
Today we continue with Mike Wilson, who is in his
16th season as head coach at Duquesne University. He was an
assistant at Pitt, LSU and Mt. Lebanon High prior to joining the
Dukes. Several Duquesne players have advanced to professional
baseball in recent years, including current Los Angeles Dodger
Joe Beimel, the Dukes’ first player in the majors since 1970.
Wilson gives his perspective on the AFC
Champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
First Inning – What was the defining play of
the season for the Steelers?
Troy Polamalu's interception against the Ravens
Second Inning – Which player from the
Steelers would you most like to have on your baseball team, and
what position would he play?
Troy Polamalu, Center Field
Third Inning – Who on your team would
make the best Steeler, and what position would he play?
Mark Tracy, son of Jim Tracy. He has football
mentality. (Tracy is a 6’5, 225-lb. junior catcher/first baseman
from Claremont, Calif.)
Fourth Inning – What do you admire
about Mike Tomlin?
Everything Always has his team prepared. Gets
his team to buy into his system and has the leadership from his
players to make sure it gets carried out.
Fifth Inning – Which previous Super
Bowl did you enjoy the most?
Superbowl IX The First win one for the Steelers
Sixth Inning – Does the success of the
Steelers help all sports in the city of Pittsburgh?
Yes. Athletes in Pittsburgh are inspired and
motivated to accomplish what the Steelers have done
Seventh Inning – Who is the biggest
Steelers fan on the team/staff?
Anthony Manley (a senior infielder from
Eighth Inning – Why will the Steelers
They have the talent and much more experience
with Super Bowls. I would like to extend a friendly wager to
fellow Coach Pat Murphy (Arizona State), assuming he is an
Arizona fan, that if the Steelers win he has to wear a Steelers
baseball hat the first day the ABCA convention next year. If the
Steelers lose then I will wear an Arizona hat.
Ninth Inning – What will the final
score will be?
(photo courtesy of Duquesne Media Relations Office)