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There's plenty for Legans to love in life's journey

Native Californian and new Eagles men's basketball coach is very fond of new home


January 25, 2018

Shantay Legans

Submitted photo from Shantay Legans Eastern Washington University's new men's basketball coach Shantay Legans not only furthered his career in Cheney but started a family that includes daughter Zola Lee and wife Tatjana.

Even if his introduction to Eastern Washington University didn't have much of a welcome mat at the door, Eagle men's head basketball coach Shantay Legans has found plenty to love ever since.

Sure, there's the job, that as one of just over 300 such positions in the country.

But there's Legans also being in the right place at the right time to inherit a program with air in all its tires, a pretty good motor and plenty of gas in its tank. He earned the promotion last March 29 when Jim Hayford left Eastern for Seattle University.

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