Tuesday marked a milestone evening for two Robert Morris coaches


Charlie Buscaglia and Andy Toole reached milestone wins in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament. Photo credit: Justin Newton

Ethan Morrison

For the majority of the regular season, the Robert Morris women’s basketball team was missing a key member of their team, and that was head coach Charlie Buscaglia.

Buscaglia only coached this season’s first few games before going out with a non-COVID-related medical leave. At the time, he was just one win shy of his 100th career win as the head coach of the Colonials.

After being absent for over three months, Buscaglia returned to the sideline for the team’s first-round game against Purdue Fort Wayne. He finally eclipsed the career milestone after defeating Purdue Fort Wayne in the Horizon League first round.

Buscaglia spoke on his career milestone after the game,

“[The team] didn’t tell me that until after the game, and I guess they’re the type of people to not tell you. Those [milestones] tend to happen when you aren’t thinking about them.”

Across the state, Andy Toole was on the cusp of his 200th career win as men’s basketball battled Youngstown State in the opening round.

Toole has had his struggles this season, but they have been on the court, including roster turnover and another rough season in Horizon League play.

When it mattered, Toole and his squad showed out in a big way upsetting Youngstown State in the first round of the Keeps Horizon League Tournament to secure his 200th career win.

Both Toole and Buscaglia have been the most consistent head coaches in program history as they both reached the NCAA tournament twice while coaching at the Northeast Conference.

Also, Toole is the winningest coach in program history as in 12 seasons. He now boasts a 200-192 record all-time, 42 wins more than Jarrett Durham, who coached Robert Morris during the 1980s.

It is safe to say that both of these coaches will be here in the years to come and will further solidify their legacies as the two top coaches in Robert Morris athletics.