It's not everyday you see coaches transferring and bringing the whole team with them. In fact, I really haven't seen anything like that happen.

The only thing close to it was when John Calipari had his string of recruits for Memphis with John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, etc. but then moved to Kentucky and brought them along with him.

However, after Texas Tech won the National Championship in chess, coach Susan Polgar announced she will be coaching Webster University in St Louis instead. And she's even bringing the team with her.

From the report:
“The program grew rapidly, and Texas Tech wasn’t ready to grow with the speed of the program,” says Polgar, who founded the program there in 2007. “St. Louis today is the center of chess in America. It just seemed like a perfect fit.”

Her players will also have access to the swanky new Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, a 6,000-square-foot shrine to the game that was bankrolled by local businessmen.

The Tech students transferring to Webster in the fall will receive scholarships. At Tech, the program had a $30,000 pot for the entire team, while some top chess schools can offer individual students that much, the AP reports.



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