With the rise of social media, twitter has become an integral part of some of our lives. Don’t lie; many people would go insane if they couldn’t check their Twitter, Facebook, etc. for a whole day.
The beautiful part about twitter is it is a hub for all types of news and information, especially in the sports world. If you need to find a link or learn about an issue, twitter is a great resource for that.
While the concept of “following” someone is a little creepy, twitter also keeps you up to date with the lives of high profile athletes and coaches.
In the WCC in particular, a majority of the coaches share their thoughts with the fans of their respective schools on the ever popular social media website. We will try our hand at ranking each coach, not on their coaching ability, but by their twitter presence.
10. Bill Grier (San Diego), Mark Few (Gonzaga), Randy Bennett (Saint Mary’s) and Dave Rose (BYU)
The San Diego, Brigham Young, Saint Mary’s and Gonzaga head coaches all do not have a twitter accounts. So there is that.
However, there are some pretty funny parody accounts for Few and Bennett: @notRandyBennett and @notMarkFew
6. Ron Verlin (Pacific)
Glance at the timeline of Ron Verlin and you will see mostly retweets and self promotions for upcoming games.
Verlin hasn’t quite figured it out when it comes to twitter, but as long as he is focusing on coaching/recruiting it shouldn’t be an issue.
5. Mike Dunlap (LMU)
If you are seeking coaching or motivational advice, Lion head coach Mike Dunlap’s timeline is the place to go.
Dunlap loves to preach his coaching philosophies through the word of twitter. However, his lack of interaction and charm hurts him with on this list.
4. Kerry Keating (Santa Clara)
Keating is a great follow, for multiple reasons. He is interactive, supportive and introspective. He tweets about his past players and promotes his current ones.
On top of all of those things, he is interesting. He told all of his followers about the recruitment of former UCLA and current Oklahoma City Guard Russell Westbrook when he was an assistant coach in Westwood.
And Marv Alberts just said Russell is on a path to the HoF. Mind blowing. We singed him in APRIL. so happy for him and his family!
— Kerry Keating (@SCUHoops) May 8, 2014
— Kerry Keating (@SCUHoops) May 8, 2014
On top of that, you can find Keating tweeting about the NBA playoffs, among other professional sports.
If you send him a mention, there is a decent chance you might hear something back, as long as it’s relevant.
3. Marty Wilson (Pepperdine)
While he doesn’t have the amount of followers as some of the other WCC coaches, Wilson is an active twitter user that is a good source for information.
When the Waves land a recruit, Wilson will hint at it, accompanied with a #splash.
Plus, he can be pretty funny:
— Marty Wilson (@MartyWilson4) May 21, 2014
Overall, Wilson is an interesting person to follow and you can learn a lot about him and Pepperdine program by following him. Plus, he has tweeted out some of our articles before, so that helps his ranking a bit (kidding, kind of).
2. Rex Walters (San Francisco)
Just like he is on the sideline, Rex Walters is one of the more animated coaches on twitter. His tweets usually deal with his personal life, his coaching philosophies and interactions with other twitter users.
The best part about Walters on twitter is that 1) he isn’t afraid to speak his mind and 2) he will interact with people.
While Walters takes a lot of heat from fans at times, he is honest and truly cares about his players, it is evident based on his twitter presence. He is worth a follow, that’s for sure.
1. Eric Reveno (Portland)
Not only is Eric Reveno one of the best follows among the coaches in the WCC, he is one of the best follows in all of college basketball.
He is funny, he is candid and he is inspiring. He is always willing to debate any issue, just like he did yesterday with ESPN analyst Jay Bilas.
.@JayBilas Agree on sports specific governance. And must eliminate decision by committee model. Board of Directors overseas empowered execs
— Eric Reveno (@CoachReveno) May 25, 2014
Needless to say, Reveno is a must follow for any fans associated with the WCC.
Now that you have our recommendations, go out and follow these coaches. Don’t just take our word for it, experience it for yourselves.