Athena visited Samford University in Birmingham, AL. The visit was facilitated by Brynjar Karl’s relationship with Duane Reboul and Mitch Cole, special assistant to the head coach and associate head coach, respectively, for the Samford men’s basketball team. The latter got to know Brynjar when he recruited the then high school graduate from Iceland to Birmingham-Southern University, Reboul was the head coach at the time, and the three of them have maintained their relationship since then.
Director of Basketball Operations Warren Fitzpatrick led the girls on a tour of the top notch facilities that Samford has to offer including the Pete Hanna Center, Samford’s home 5000 seat arena. Followed by meeting with Mitch Cole where the team got an introduction to the Samford program. Then the girls met with women’s basketball head coach Carley Kuhns and had a good talk with her about what college basketball is all about.