Coaching changes

Discussion in 'Women’s Basketball' started by Moooooo, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 2,500+ Posts

    Jamie lands on another former Aston assistant’s coaching staff.

     
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  2. brnkj

    brnkj 1,000+ Posts

    Happy for Jamie!
     
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  3. flash34

    flash34 500+ Posts

    About a week ago, ESPNW had an article on who might take over for the iconic women's coaches. Of course one was on Mulkey; however, I dismissed the stuff on her replacement. However, now that I am convinced that Schaeffer will cause an earlier-retirement-than-thought, I feel that at least a minimum amount of bytes should be offered to a replacement coach in Wacko. So here it is......and I don't care who it is...…...just let her be gone (after Schaeffer beats her a couple of times).
    Baylor's Kim Mulkey
    In the family: Sytia Messer, Baylor assistant coach. Not many schools have more than one former conference Coach of the Year on the bench. Mulkey has an office full of Big 12 awards, but Messer was named the Ohio Valley Conference's best coach in 2010-11 while at Tennessee Tech. Like seemingly every coach currently in Texas, save her current boss, she has ties to Gary Blair, having played for him on a Final Four team at Arkansas. And since arriving at Baylor before the 2013-14 season, she has led recruiting efforts that have kept a lot of talent flowing through Waco.

    Outsider: Joanna Bernabei-McNamee, Boston College head coach. This is the most difficult puzzle on the list. There are plenty of distinctive personalities among the upper echelon of coaches, but Mulkey and Baylor are a unique pairing. Plugging in an outside candidate is like trying to plug in an appliance in a foreign country. It's just a different voltage. So this is admittedly a wild swing. But Bernabei-McNamee has been quietly impressive at both Boston College and Albany. She also understands the standards and guidelines that come with coaching at a private college, from coaching at the University of Pikeville in Kentucky and West Virginia Wesleyan.
     
  4. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

     
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  5. hoopsalot

    hoopsalot 250+ Posts

    Great step up for Kelby Jones. I have never met Jones personally, but he is obviously a very hard worker. Aston thought enough of him to create a position for him. I will be following the Mean Green, hoping that Jamie Carey can help Jalie Mitchell improve that program.
     
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  6. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 500+ Posts

    Does anyone think Aston will coach this year? Or wait until next year? Or perhaps be done with coaching??
     
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  7. Bobcat

    Bobcat 250+ Posts

    I have no doubt that Jamie will help Jalie because she will actually be listened to......
     
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  8. loyallonghorn

    loyallonghorn 250+ Posts

    It'll be interesting to watch. She'll probably do some TV game commentating and wait for the phone to ring in the coming years. She's still relatively young.
     
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  9. utfannforlife

    utfannforlife 500+ Posts

    Doubt she would coach this year seeing that no high profile job would be opening up. But regardless of how some of our "fan base" felt about her, her resume is fairly impressive in relation to the general coaching pool. Any P5 opening would likely have her on their shortlist.
     
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  10. hoopsalot

    hoopsalot 250+ Posts

    I agree. I see no good head coaching openings right now. Plus, Aston could want some time to rest and reflect. In the next couple of years, if Aston wants to coach, she will have opportunities. While she likely will not end up at a school with as high a profile as Texas, I can see her at a D1 school with decent resources for success, including another P5 school.
     
  11. GameOfHorns

    GameOfHorns 250+ Posts

  12. utfannforlife

    utfannforlife 500+ Posts

    I think there are only 5-10 schools she wouldn't be a candidate for, but her resume isn't as bad as this board may make it seem sometimes. There are not very many coaches that have FF and worked under 2 HOF'ers as an assistant and an elite 8 with multiple sweet 16's on their resume. She under performed the bar largely reset by her.

    Looking at ESPN's final top 25 poll, I dont think there is a single coach that finished outside the top 8 (Assuming McCray at MSU) that I would've been happy to trade Karen for. With the exception of Blair and Adia Barnes.
     
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  13. UTexRulz23

    UTexRulz23 100+ Posts

    McCallie exits as Duke's women's hoops coach

    Similar situation to Aston and she opted out. Timing is bad. Will create a few dominos falling. Duke’s a good job to have but likely an assistant will get an interim nod. (Article does say search though so who knows?)

    Wonder if any players/recruits will leave?
     
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  14. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    Interesting. I know she just signed an Aussie grad-transfer from Cal; and, I think she also just signed a high schooler from Australia. We'll see what happens.
     
  15. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 2,500+ Posts

    She mentioned the contract situation, uncertainty and stability multiple times in her announcement.

     
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  16. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    Yeah, I'm still surprised Coach Aston didn't (successfully) force the issue for a contract extension prior to agreeing to coach the last season of her existing contract. Just did not play it right, IMO.

    As for Duke, would not shock me if Gail Goestenkors returned as an interim head coach . . .
     
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  17. Bobcat

    Bobcat 250+ Posts

    I would have to think that she did "try" to force the issue at that point in time, but by then CDC was already thinking that he may have to go in a different direction, especially if she could not "right the ship" in that final year... I do believe CDC is an outstanding evaluator and her numbers and success based on the talent she had were simply not adding up. Add that to her appalling record against Baylor and well, I just think he wanted and expected alot more....
     
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  18. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    I'm sure Karen tried (prior to the start of the season). But, Coach McCallie did not allow herself to be held hostage while coaching the final year of her existing contract, and having to "coach to save her life". She took the extreme route, no doubt. I can respect that, even if it might have been a detriment financially.
     
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  19. Bobcat

    Bobcat 250+ Posts

    I agree. However, McCallie did not have CDC as an Athletic Director. McCallie was another mediocre at best coach. I think that was the difference here as I truly believe CDC was already contemplating a change and simply would not allow Aston to do it. She had no leverage and he was not going to play that game.... Again, Aston simply had no leverage......
     
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  20. brnkj

    brnkj 1,000+ Posts

    Glad we've got our new staff at UT and no longer have to concern ourselves with this issue.
     
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  21. GameOfHorns

    GameOfHorns 250+ Posts

  22. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

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  23. justabbfan

    justabbfan 100+ Posts

    Still carrying a grudge? I understand many of her former players had signed a petition requesting she return. They did not even get a chance to present it.
     

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