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Shockers’ head coach Marshall takes road less traveled to top

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall directs Tekele Cotton (32) against Indiana State in the second half of the championship of the Missouri Valley Conference men’s tournament on March 9 in St. Louis.

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ST. LOUIS — To understand Gregg Marshall is to understand that he’s a product of his past.
The leader of unbeaten Wichita State wasn’t born into coaching with a silver spoon. He didn’t learn at the knee of Bob Knight or Mike Krzyzewski, or lean on a resume line that might read “UCLA” or “Kentucky” to climb the coaching ladder.
No, Marshall was a skinny guard who had to scrap and claw just to make it on the floor at tiny Randolph-Macon, the stately Division III school in Virginia that eventually gave Marshall his modest start in the ...


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