2022 Coaching Carousel

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

  1. brnkj

    brnkj 2,500+ Posts

    The Wings owner is notorious for being the Jerry Jones of the WNBA... :smh:
     
  2. 512HornsUp

    512HornsUp 100+ Posts

     
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  3. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    You had to know that was coming!!
     
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  4. Zig72

    Zig72 500+ Posts

    From the looks of things last season, Blair was THE assistant coach during play. She would sit next to Vic on the bench and would often speak to Dad at critical junctures and seemed to be the only assistant Vic listened to during breaks in play.
     
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  5. Zig72

    Zig72 500+ Posts

    "The announcement of Schaefer as an assistant coach completes the staff..."

    Hope all the Anxious Annie's can relax now.
     
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  6. kurupt

    kurupt 1,000+ Posts


    It may have been you or another poster who mentioned this when the assistant coaching positions had first come open. So does make sense.
     
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  7. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    She was also the "hold him back" person when he was losing his mind with the refs and the Tech coaching staff.
     
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  8. HornView

    HornView 1,000+ Posts

    Tina Thompson hired by the Portland Trailblazers as a Scout
     
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  9. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 2,500+ Posts

    Movement this offseason:
    • Assoc HC Dionnah Jackson-Durrett --> Elena Lovato
    • Assistant April Phillips --> Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton
    • Assistant Calamity McEntire --> Blair Schaefer
    • DBO Blair Schaefer --> Christy Smith
    • Director of Player Development Dom Dillingham --> Sydney Carter
    • Coordinator of Player Development Jaz Holmes --> ???
    So has the Coordinator of Player Development position been phased out?

    Wisdom-Hylton is definitely coaching the bigs, I assume Elena is taking over coaching the wings/SF (again) and Blair working with the guards?
     
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  10. cnb

    cnb 2,500+ Posts

    Dooh!! Have forgotten that we lost McEntire as well.
     
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  11. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    Yeah, she got that nice promotion to Associate Head Coach at Illinois.
     
  12. brnkj

    brnkj 2,500+ Posts

    When Johnnie Harris left for a HC position at Auburn and Elena Lovato left for personal reasons, at that time I felt like those were huge losses. But after seeing what Vic and his new staff did again last year I have a different perspective. I no longer see it as losing personnel, but rather them moving on to promotions. I have no doubt whatsoever that the staff Vic has currently assembled is fully capable of keeping things going. The man knows what he's doing. I don't even worry about staff (or recruiting for that matter) anymore. Vic has proven that he will get every ounce out of whatever the roster of players and coaches looks like. Sure, I still get excited over those things but not worried... Not at this point anyway. Can't wait for the season to begin!
     
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  13. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    I really like what I hear about our new Coach. She also likes what she’s getting at Texas!
     
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  14. Born in ATX

    Born in ATX 250+ Posts

    As many here guessed, Blair was hired back in the Spring per info obtained through FOIA request. She definitely didn't get any special treatment on her salary.
     

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