Dips Fan Day

Dips Fan Day

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The 1978 Campaign

It boggles my mind to think about it, but this summer marks the 35th anniversary of Gordon Bradley's first year as the Dips head coach, which was promoted as "The New Deal" to the fan base. A sense of excitement was palpable as new faces and a fresh attitude surrounded the new coach with the deep, deliberate British accent. Over the next few months we will revisit that summer.

One of three team pictures of the 78 Diplomats. The second came in a poster from the team, and a third appeared in a fan publication.

Saturday, March 9, 2013


Eric Martin was a fixture in goal for the Dips until he broke his leg in an indoor game early in 1978. As noted in the 1977 media guide, his nickname was "Goldfinger," although he declined to say how he obtained it or what meaning it had. As many athletes do, Martin made the transition to coach after his unfortunate injury.
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