2021 Coaching Carousel

Discussion in 'Women’s Basketball' started by brnkj, Mar 4, 2021.

  1. brnkj

    brnkj 1,000+ Posts

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  2. loyallonghorn

    loyallonghorn 250+ Posts

    I was just thinking about the SEC. In football, both professional and in college, there's been this incessant complaint that there aren't enough black coaches.

    But when it comes to SEC women's basketball, black women are half the coaches: LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Auburn, Georgia, South Carolina, & Kentucky.

    This is just an observation, nothing controversial.
     
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  3. BALL IS LIFE

    BALL IS LIFE 250+ Posts

    I think the only person in jeopardy from the Big 12 is Brandon at Kansas, but I imagine he will get one more year. I'm also curious to see if former UT assistants Travis Mays and Tina Thompson get another year.
     
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  4. cynt

    cynt 1,000+ Posts

    I just hope noone tries and steals coach Johnnie from us.
     
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  5. brnkj

    brnkj 1,000+ Posts

    I hope she stays with Vic the way Chris Dailey has stayed with Geno.
     
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  6. loyallonghorn

    loyallonghorn 250+ Posts

    I laugh Ball Is Life because both those programs cancelled the remainder of their seasons as it was going south quickly for both Travis's and Tina's programs.

    I think because the season was cancelled for SMU and Virginia, they'll be back next year.
     
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  7. BALL IS LIFE

    BALL IS LIFE 250+ Posts

    The reason I bring up Travis is because the lawsuit issues. I don’t know if you keep up with Virginia basketball much but the fan base was complaining about Tina before they cancelled the season.
     
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  8. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 2,500+ Posts

    I think Tina rushed into a head coaching position considering she only had 3 years as a college assistant coach. I like Tina but she wasn't ready and Virginia wanted her name/profile to make a splash.
     
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  9. brnkj

    brnkj 1,000+ Posts

    I though she'd be able to recruit well with her notoriety like Kara Kawson has, but that hasn't panned out so far.
     
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  10. BALL IS LIFE

    BALL IS LIFE 250+ Posts

    Think she would have been a better fit on the West Coast.
     
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  11. BALL IS LIFE

    BALL IS LIFE 250+ Posts

    Johnnie’s name is staring to pop up on the Auburn forums as a potential replacement.
     
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  12. BALL IS LIFE

    BALL IS LIFE 250+ Posts

    Also, the Aggies are primed for a deep run this year. Makes me wonder if Gary would ride off into the sunset. That would cause a pretty significant ripple effect among coaches.
     
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  13. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 1,000+ Posts

    They need to leave our staff alone:mad: I remember at the beginning Vic said he would support Johnnie if she decided the situation was right for her and she said she would not leave unless it was a perfect situation. Not sure if Auburn is ideal but of course I would support her. Just me being selfish and knowing what this staff can bring I hope she sticks with Vic for a while
     
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  14. brnkj

    brnkj 1,000+ Posts

    She'd definitely have to start from scratch at Auburn. That would be a huge undertaking.
     
  15. BALL IS LIFE

    BALL IS LIFE 250+ Posts

    I just consider it a compliment that the staff is well respected, which is obvious already.
     
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  16. WCBBNUT

    WCBBNUT 1,000+ Posts

    The coaching carousel is almost as terrifying as the transfer portal. :yikes:
     
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  17. BBV_Horn

    BBV_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    Didn’t she apply for the MS ST job when Vic came to us??
     
  18. brnkj

    brnkj 1,000+ Posts

    Yes... and IMO that probably would have been one of those "perfect situations" for her to become a head coach. Vic is around 60 yrs old... he's not going to coach forever. I hope she sticks around and Texas becomes the next "perfect situation" for her.
     
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  19. utfannforlife

    utfannforlife 1,000+ Posts

    Auburn would be an awful place to start, they have not been good since Nell "retired" and even then, they were only slightly above average. It would take a big name who is investing in their programs to pry JH from us.
     
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  20. brnkj

    brnkj 1,000+ Posts

    Several other names being mentioned repeatedly on their message board... the ones that stand out are Walz's current assistant at Louisville, Samantha Williams who was one of Walz's main assistants and recruiters until two years ago when she took the HC job at Eastern Kentucky (she also played for Auburn back when they were good), and Auburn's current men's assistant who was evidently a very successful HS girls coach in Alabama. I think Johnnie stays with us for a while. :yes:
     
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  21. BALL IS LIFE

    BALL IS LIFE 250+ Posts

    Hearing rumblings that Travis just got fired at SMU but not made public yet.
     
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  22. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 1,000+ Posts


    Very shocked by this one
     
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  23. BALL IS LIFE

    BALL IS LIFE 250+ Posts

    Can’t really say I’m shocked because there has been nothing but controversy there for 2 years. I did think he might get another year because of the pending lawsuits.
     
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  24. brnkj

    brnkj 1,000+ Posts

    I'm not surprised that Travis didn't have more success at SMU... he had minimal talent (at best) to work with. I am surprised that he let his frustrations cause him to speak to his players the way he did. I've always found him to be engaging and genuinely friendly. He's a knowledgeable coach with an otherwise good resume as an assistant. I hope he finds another place to lend his knowledge of the game, but not sure how difficult that may be for him.
    Best wishes, Travis! :hookem:

    *I guess this explains Aimee's daughter choosing TCU.
     
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  25. BALL IS LIFE

    BALL IS LIFE 250+ Posts

    Vicky Hall, former Longhorn player, out at Indiana State.
     
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  26. brnkj

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  27. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    The fan base was complaining about Tina before her introductory press conference got started. It hasn't gotten any better. Considering their AD has no clue what she's doing, not to mention no money to do it with, I wouldn't expect any movement in Charlottesville for a while.
     
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  28. BALL IS LIFE

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  29. brnkj

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  30. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    Sherri did a great job in building the OU program from extinction. Let many head coaches, she couldn't maintain what she built.

    I would think OU pursues Arizona's Adia Barnes or Oregon's Kelly Graves; OU has been paying Sherri over $1 million for a very long time; they are more than capable of paying the next head coach $1.5 million or more.

    I hate that she beat us at home in the last OU/UT game she coached in Austin.
     
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