The Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team will hold an open practice on Thursday at 6 p.m. to give fans a chance to check out the new squad as it prepares to embark on its foreign tour of Australia.
At the same time, fans will get a chance to meet the newest addition to the Saint Mary’s coaching roster. Gaels head baseball coach Eric Valenzuela will be in the house at McKeon Pavilion on Thursday as the former SMC assistant spends his first few days as the program’s new skipper getting re-acclimated to life as a Gael.
Fans are encouraged to introduce themselves throughout the night and help welcome Coach Valenzuela back to Saint Mary’s. Parking and admission to the practice are free.