How about Sherman Reed of Coppin State? Coppin State used to be a bad D1 joke. They used to have trouble fielding a team. They used to have trouble scheduling opponents. All Coppin State was good for was fattening up the stats. Reed is from the Baltimore area. He was committed to improving the program.
In 2009 the team was 0-29. They had trouble scheduling non conference games. They went 1-53 in 2012. Team ERA was consistently 9+. Team batting averages were consistently below the Mendoza line.
Reed never gave up. After eight miserable seasons this is the Phoenix rising from the ashes. In 2018 they went 18-4 in conference. In 2019 they were 15-9.
Imagine the effort rebuilding when phase one is convincing players baseball isn’t a joke.