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Scott Shafer vows to extend success

Updated: January 12, 2013, 10:17 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- As he addressed the media at his first news conference as coach, Syracuse's Scott Shafer briefly fumbled for words as he looked over at his wife and two children and thought about his father.

"(Being a head coach) has been a goal of mine since I was 10 years old because I was influenced by my dad. I just have so many vivid memories of the influence that he had on so many young men and young women," Shafer said Friday as he remembered his father, Ron, a high school coach ...

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