“I couldn’t be happier with my experience here and the career I’ve had,” Pumroy said. “Just amazing friendships and a brotherhood with so many different guys, awesome guys. It goes back to the coaching staff and the team chemistry. It’s hard to beat.”
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Wittenberg has won 95 games in the last four seasons. Pumroy would like to add to that total this month. The Tigers will try to advance to the second weekend of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2012.
“That would be the plan and the goal,” Pumroy said.
Pumroy ended up at Wittenberg in part because of the job former Wittenberg assistant coach Alan Watson did in recruiting. He went the extra step one day and took his wife Lisa to see Pumroy play in Springboro on Lisa’s birthday. Pumroy still can’t believe that happened when he tells the story years later.
“I was like, ‘Woah, coach Watson drug you all the way here on your birthday,’” he said. “I’m like, ‘Take her to dinner or something.’ But that’s the coaching staff right there. That’s just something different, relationship wise.”
Croci said the whole staff spent a lot of time recruiting Pumroy. They knew he could score but liked his leadership qualities just as much.
“It’s been fun to see him grow and develop those skills,” Croci said.