John Gagliardi retiring: Some early links

Posted: November 19, 2012 by shawnfury in Uncategorized
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Frank Rajkowski of the St. Cloud Times reported this morning that St. John’s coach John Gagliardi is retiring after 64 seasons as a head coach and 489 victories.

I’ll have a post tomorrow and there will also be some great stories written about Gagliardi that we’ll link to later (especially can’t wait for Patrick Reusse to weigh in). But for now, just want to put some links to past stories on Gagliardi, some I’ve done.

From 2010, my annual St. John’s/John Gagliardi propaganda post.

From 2011, a piece I wrote after the Johnnies lost to the Tommies 63-7.

My 2011 Q&A with former Johnnie great Tom Linnemann. Lots of great Gagliardi insight here.’s early piece on the retirement, with some quotes from Gagliardi and SJU folks. writer Keith McMillan wrote about Collegeville and Gagliardi in 2007. 

A 2003 piece from Jim Caple for about Gagliardi.

Here’s the Star Tribune’s early story on his retirement.

Reusse was at what turned out to be Gagliardi’s final game.

A 2003 piece by the great Ira Berkow in the New York Times.

A 2012 interview with Gagliardi for League of Fans.

Austin Murphy’s 1992 piece for Sports Illustrated on Gagliardi.

And how about a classic Gagliardi speech:


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