"Prior to accepting a bid I spoke with many coaches who had played in the CIT and they all raved about the quality of the people and the tournament. Participating in the CIT was great for our program. Riley Wallace, the entire selection committee and the staff at CollegeInsider.com was outstanding."
- Murry Bartow, Head Coach, East Tennessee State
"Playing in the CollegeInsider.com Post-Season tournament was a great experience for our program. It enabled our team to continue playing late into March and to get an opportunity to experience post-season play."
- Matt Brady, Head Coach, James Madison University
"I applaud Joe Dwyer and Collegeinsider.com for giving more student-athletes the opportunity for postseason play. There is certainly not enough of it in college basketball. Anytime young men can experience that, it is such a positive."
- Mike Brey, Head Coach, Notre Dame University
"I believe that CollegeInsider.com and Joe Dwyer have hit a homerun with assembling this tournament. Being a part of March Madness is not only a goal, but a dream for all players and coaches. This tournament provides more teams an opportunity to experience that thrill."
- Milan Brown, Head Coach, Holy Cross (coached Mount St. Mary's in 2009 CIT)
"CollegeInsider.com has always been a friend to all of college basketball, but particularly to the smaller programs. I am anxious to watch this tournament develop and would consider it an honor to be a participant when our play warrants an invitation."
- Rick Byrd, Head Coach, Belmont University
"Before I came to Tulane I was honored to have the Citadel program to participate in the inaugural CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. It was the first time the program had ever participated in postseason. The event was very well-organized and the ability to continue practicing and competing was a great developmental opportunity for our players."
- Ed Conroy, Head Coach, Tulane (coached The Citadel in 2009 CIT)
"We were thrilled to be a part of the CIT. The selection committee and the entire staff of collegeinsider.com was first class throughout the entire process. It's a great tournament."
- Ed Cooley, Head Coach, Providence (coach Fairfield in 2010 CIT)
"We were thrilled to be a part of the inaugural CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. The tournament experience was just terrific for our young basketball team. The people at CollegeInsider.com did a great job selecting a very competitive field of teams that had good seasons but fell short of the NCAA tournament. Overall it was a very positive experience for our basketball team and university."
- Tommy Dempsey, Head Coach, Rider University
"It was a first class event and a very positive experience for our program. The CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament enabled us to provide a memorable experience for our players in March."
- Geno Ford, Head Coach, Bradley (coach Kent State in 2009 CIT)
"Our partnership with the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament has been great for our conference. It has provided the players, coaches and fans of our member schools the opportunity to experience postseason basketball. Our student athletes have been given an opportunity to play for something beyond the regular season the Great West Conference Tournament."
- Ed Grom, Commissioner, Great West Conference
"It was a really cool thing that we were able to play in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. The fact we were able to host a game against a program with the stature of Kent State, who had 10 consecutive 20-win seasons and been to numerous NCAA and NIT tournaments, and to get a win was really a step in the right direction for the program. CollegeInsider.com has been doing great things for college basketball for years and this is just another example of their commitment to recognize deserving programs."
- Greg Kampe, Head Coach, Oakland University
"Joe Dwyer and Angela Lento have been great advocates for college basketball and the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament is yet another example of their commitment to do things with the best interest of the game in mind. The CIT is a first-class event in every way. Joe and Angela and CollegeInsider.com are great for the game of college basketball."
- Jim Larranaga, Head Coach, Miami (coached George Mason in 2010 CIT)
"The CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament provided a great opportunity for our players to experience the postseason and we hope it will serve as a building block heading into this season. Joe Dwyer and his staff did a great job of organizing the tournament and put on a first-class event."
- Jim Les, Head Coach, UC Davis (coached Bradley in 2009 CIT)
"The CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament was a positive experience for our team. We played against a good team at Bradley in a good basketball environment. We appreciated the opportunity to keep playing."
- Dave Loos, Head Coach, Austin Peay University
"Simply put -- this is great for college basketball. Since its inception CollegeInsider.com has done what is in the best interest of the game. They have always maintained a high level of integrity and have done so much to further promote so many programs. Creating a postseason tournament is just the latest example of their outstanding contributions to our sport."
- Bob Marlin, Head Coach, Louisiana-Lafayette
"What an outstanding opportunity the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament provided the program and the University. Without question the Liberty basketball team got better as a result of participating in the CIT. The team gained a sense of confidence from being able to taste the postseason. It was a privilege to be part of such well-run, organized and fair event. Joe Dwyer and CollegeInsider.com have truly added great value to college basketball with the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament."
- Ritchie McKay, Assistant Coach, Virginia, (coach Liberty in the 2009 CIT)
"CollegeInsider.com has always conducted business with college basketball's best interest at heart. Their manner and professionalism, combined with enthusiasm and great creativity, have made CollegeInsider.com one of the industries best. The creation of this postseason tournament is just another example of the outstanding effort that we have come to expect from CollegeInsider.com.
- Lute Olson, Member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
"This is great for college basketball. It's one of the best things to happen to our game in a long time. Every year there are a number of very deserving teams that do not get an opportunity to participate in postseason play. This tournament will serve as an incentive for so many teams that otherwise would not have a chance to continue playing basketball in March."
- Vann Pettaway, Former Head Coach, Alabama A&M University
"It was an honor for us to participate in the Inaugural CollegeInsider.com Tournament this past season. It gave our players post season experience, which will be invaluable for our program's future. The tournament was comprised of talented teams that all had seasons highly deserving of post season play."
- Mark Phelps, Head Coach, Drake University
"The people at CollegeInsider.com have done an outstanding job with the CIT. The CIT is truly great for college basketball."
- Buzz Peterson, Head Coach, UNCW (coached Appalachian State in 2010 CIT)
"The CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament was perfect for us. We all aim for the NCAA tournament, but it is great to have such a quality tournament we can use as a stepping stone to reach that goal. Our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and fans all appreciated the opportunity of the post-season experience."
- Eric Reveno, Head Coach, University of Portland
"It's great anytime student athletes and coaching staffs can continue their seasons. Roughly one-third of all division I college basketball programs are invited to participate in postseason. Compare that to other sports and it's obvious that a tournament like this will be a welcome addition to our sport. By creating this tournament, CollegeInsider.com is providing many deserving teams the opportunity to continue playing and that is always a good thing. This is a great idea by CollegeInsider.com."
- Bo Ryan, Head Coach, University of Wisconsin
"We were excited to get back into post-season play, and to be part of the inaugural CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. It was well organized, and the field of teams was outstanding. I think as the word spreads, the CIT will continue to grow and gain stature."
- Marty Simmons, Head Coach, University of Evansville
"Our post season experience in the Collegeinsider.com Tournament couldn't have been more positive. The fact that there were so many deserving teams that competed reinforces the belief that there is a place for a tournament of this nature. When you walk into a locker room and you see kids crying with tears of joy about their experience, it makes you feel good about the college experience, not only for our student athletes, but the university and fans."
- Blaine Taylor, Head Coach, Old Dominion University
"It was a fantastic experience for our players, coaches and fans. I highly recommend the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. It was a great experience for our players, fans and the University."
- Bob Thomason, Head Coach, University of Pacific
"The CollegeInsider.com Post Season Tournament is a positive step for college basketball as it rewards teams for their hard work and success during the regular season. The experience of post season play for our players, the opportunity to host a post season game for our fans and the national exposure for our program were great strides for our team and aspects that will pay dividends in the future. The University of Idaho truly enjoyed playing in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament."
- Don Verlin, Head Coach, University of Idaho