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University of Arizona
On the home court with Brenda Frese
On the home court with Brenda Frese

“Markus and Tyler, did you both take your shoes off?” presses the twins’ mother, Brenda Frese. “And did you find all the balls downstairs?” comes the follow-up inquiry. “Mom!” cries Markus, struggling mightily to remove his footwear. “The shoe is stuck on me!” “C’mon,” replies his mom in her smooth, comforting tone that lights the dark nooks and crannies of their house atop a windswept bluff in a gated community of North Laurel. “I can help you.” Then she does. In her demanding, high-profile job as women’s basketball coach at the University of Maryland, Frese, like other coaches, craves home-court...