2022 Coaching Carousel

Discussion in 'Women’s Basketball' started by DFW_Horn, Mar 3, 2022.

  1. HornView

    HornView 1,000+ Posts

    Gail Goestenkors has announced her retirement from “on-court coaching” but will remain with the Kentucky WBB program
     
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  2. brnkj

    brnkj 2,500+ Posts

    I also like this hire! :hookem:
     
  3. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    So, yesterday, Sue Bird announced that she will retire at the end of the 2022 WNBA season which ends August 14. Championship series final (game 5, if necessary) would be September 20.

    I'd be willing to wait for the Bird until August/September to join our coaching staff to coach the guards. That would be an actual explainable delayed hire I could get on board with. Make it happen, Vic! :D
     
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  4. UTexRulz23

    UTexRulz23 500+ Posts

    Sue on this staff, Megan on soccer. Sounds like a great match!
     
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  5. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    Why not? Jordan Larson is on the volleyball staff now!
     
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    Last edited: Jun 18, 2022
  6. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 2,500+ Posts

    No official word from Texas WBB but it certainly looks like Christy Smith has joined the program. I’m 99% sure that’s her behind Vic in the upper right photo.



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  7. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    Why no announcement if she is being so visible with the team??
     
  8. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 2,500+ Posts

    My guess? They are waiting until they’ve confirmed a way to announce Blair as an assistant coach since Smith is taking Blair’s job (according to the Athletics department directory).

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  9. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    I would think Incarnate Word would first make their announcement that she resigned.
     
  10. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 2,500+ Posts

    She hasn’t been at IWU since 2019 (no idea what she’s been up to since then).
     
  11. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    My mistake. Somehow I thought she was still the head coach there.
     
  12. Born in ATX

    Born in ATX 100+ Posts

    Good sleuthing DFW. Look like she played for Gary Blair while Vic was an asst. at Ark., so I guess there's the connection. If Blair (Schaefer) takes one coaching spot, guess that would leave us with one more left. Here's a short interview with Smith:

     
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  13. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    Blaire Schaefer and Jhasmin Player started following each other on Instagram. Might not mean anything, but I guess we'll see . . .
     
  14. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 2,500+ Posts

    aggy is making a big deal of Joni Taylor winning the FIBA U18 Americas Championship. With the talent disparity between the US and the other North/South American teams, a bag of hammers acting as head coach would be the prohibitive favorite to win that tournament.
     
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  15. utfannforlife

    utfannforlife 1,000+ Posts

    Our “sub varsity” Olympic programs are still head and shoulders above the rest of the world on the womens side so no surprise here, but happy as always to see the USA get a W.

    That being said, idk if that speaks to her coaching prowess as much but it certainly gives her visibility and credibility among some of the best young players in the world. I think coaching USA teams give coaches a tremendous leg up imo. You can draw a straight line between Dawn Staleys rise through the USA ranks and her success at UsC
     
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  16. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    Can't say the same for Shaka Smart though. Maybe it's different for men's BB and women's, but I suspect it's just that some coaches capitalize on the experience more than others.
     
  17. kurupt

    kurupt 1,000+ Posts

    I think it depends on the coach. Dawn Staley is a legend and began to recruit great talent to South Carolina from the beginning. And was already recruiting at a high level before she became the national coach.

    So I don't think it had any impact with her. But on the men's side it certainly helped coach K. Who before he was the national coach, had problems recruiting certain kinds of players.

    I think for Joni, where it will really help her is with the transfer portal world we now live in. Because you can almost guarantee that at least half of the players she coached will eventually end up transferring in a couple years. She can use the relationships that she had having coached those players to her advantage.
     
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  18. utfannforlife

    utfannforlife 1,000+ Posts

    Staley has been coaching USA basketball as an assistant or “sub varsity” HC since 2006. She didn’t get to UsC until 2008 if my memory serves correctly. So I do absolutely believe that visibility is what helped her start quickly jumpstart at a previously dormant SC program.
     
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  19. utfannforlife

    utfannforlife 1,000+ Posts

    Shaka landed Matt Coleman, Mo Bamba, James Banks and Jarrett Allen from that USA team he coached. Shaka may actually be the best evidence of my point.

    Please also note that my point went on to say that it does not impact a coaches actual ability re: x’s & o’s, only their visibility and recruiting advantage
     
  20. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    OK, we were talking past one another, because I concede your point, and my point was directed more to how well a coach utilizes the recruiting advantage to pile up the wins at their college.

    Staley clearly did that, while Shaka did not.
     
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  21. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 2,500+ Posts

    He refers to Sydney Carter as coach so I don’t think this is necessarily an indication of coaching moves, I just think it’s funny.

     
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  22. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    Jhasmin Player started following Amina Muhammad on Instagram.

    But, my "refresh" on IG has been acting weird all day. It sure seems recent as it looks like a new follow since that of Blair Schaefer a few days ago. Hopefully someone else can confirm they're also seeing it as a recent follow.
     
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  23. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 1,000+ Posts

    Does she coach guards, wings, or post players?
     
  24. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    This update confused me a bit. Is it:
    1. Texas is in the process of swiping her from OSU. Because she was just named an an associate HC in March (https://okstate.com/news/2022/3/30/...iate-head-coach-for-cowgirl-basketball.aspx)?
    2. She is trying to swipe Muhammad away from Texas?
    3. This is an old "follow" and it's null and void since Muhammad has committed to Texas?
     
  25. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 2,500+ Posts

    Wouldn’t be that new for Vic to swipe a coach from a recent hire from their new employer (April Phillips).
     
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  26. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    Muhammad is already enrolled in summer classes at Texas.

    Jhasmin player following Muhammad on Instagram a few days after following Blair Schaefer (and vice verse) could be a sign that she's a candidate to join our coaching staff. Or, it could mean something entirely different.
     
  27. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Not to be a wet rag about it, but do you think this indicates that Vic has asked and been turned down by others leading to this late option?
     
  28. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 2,500+ Posts

    Coaching hire?! :D

     
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  29. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    Looks like a flower child throwback! I wonder who came up with this hire? Not that I think it’s not good or silly. Yoga can be a great stimulant to relax the mind, body and soul! Most athletes appreciate it for what it offers.
     
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    Last edited: Jun 28, 2022
  30. brnkj

    brnkj 2,500+ Posts

    It's also another great method of strength and flexibility training.
     
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