William and Mary has dominated CAA women's tennis for the past three decades. Nobody appreciates that more than Tribe coach Tyler Thomson, who knows what it's like to be on the other side.
From 2002-12, Thomson was the head coach at Minnesota, a solid program that couldn't get past Northwestern. Nobody in the Big Ten could. The Wildcats won nine conference championships in those 11 years Thomson coached the Golden Gophers.
So on Sunday, as the Tribe won its 25th Colonial title in 32 years, Thomson savored the moment. Having been on the other side of things at Minnesota made him appreciate it even more.
"Northwestern was dominant every single year, and every other...