In its 15th year in the Capital Region, Coaches vs. Cancer is more committed to the fight against cancer than ever, despite increasing challenges that have surfaced during the global COVID-19 pandemic. This year's virtual program featured several Siena College Alumni, Trustees, and coaches (see excerpts below). For the full story and video, please click here.
The ‘Founding Fathers’: John Murray '79 (Former Chair, Siena College Board of Trustees), Ken Raymond (Siena College Board of Trustees), Bob Curley (Former Siena College Trustee); reflect on the last 15 years of Coaches vs. Cancer in the Capital Region.
Colin Clive '14 is this year’s recipient of the Mary Ann Raymond Donnelly Fighting Spirit Award. As the former Siena lacrosse player faces the fight of his life, his journey took a tragic turn. Find out how his friends, former teammates, and the community has rallied in support.
Ali Jaques and her husband Marc Rybczyk are this year’s recipient’s of the Inspiration Award. The former Siena women’s basketball head coach refused to let her husband die. He was given two months to live. He’s been cancer-free for two years. How the couple came together to battle the disease.
It takes courage to fight cancer. It takes even more to live with a cancer diagnosis that is incurable. Stan Watroba drew inspiration from his son Joe’s (Joe Watroba '13) battle, and made the most of the time he had left.
Fran McCaffery brought the Siena men’s basketball program to new heights, helping to launch the local chapter of Coaches vs. Cancer in the process. Once he left to take a head coaching job at Iowa, cancer hit close to home.