2019-20 Coaching Changes thread

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2019-20 Coaching Changes thread

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:57 am

A close to home start..... Phil Martelli's long tenure at St. Joe's is over... they fired him today.


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Re: 2019-20 Coaching Changes thread

Post by uz2b-len » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:29 am

I wonder if they asked him to retire, and he declined. He's 64 y.o. I think.
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Post by m626t » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:24 pm

If he wants to, he'll be able to get another job someplace, given his experience and past success
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Re: 2019-20 Coaching Changes thread

Post by MJatUM » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:45 pm

Good for St Joes. It's tough because I feel like they've had good teams but accompanied by possibly the worst injury luck in the country the last 5 seasons - but they've also underachieved several years in a row now.

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Post by 69MG » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:07 pm

I wasn't sure I would see our record of 7 transfers in the post DK season broken, but never say never.
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3/20/2019 - JUCO SG Rob Whitfield (6-3, 175, 2★) will be transferring. - Per Jeff Goodman, Stadium
3/20/2019 - 2018 PF Will Mangum (6-7, 195, 2★) will be transferring. - Per Jeff Goodman, Stadium
3/20/2019 - 2016 SF Brandon Suggs (6-8, 220, 2★) will be transferring. - Per Jeff Goodman, Stadium
3/20/2019 - 2018 SG Kenny Strawbridge (6-4, 190, 2★) will be transferring. - Per Jeff Goodman, Stadium
3/20/2019 - 2017 PG Marco Smith (6-2, 165, 2★) will be transferring. - Per Jeff Goodman, Stadium
3/20/2019 - JUCO PF Jamel Allen (6-7, 210, 2★) will be transferring. - Per Jeff Goodman, Stadium
3/20/2019 - 2017 PG Steve Dulley (6-3, 200, 2★) will be transferring. - Per Jeff Goodman, Stadium
3/20/2019 - 2016 SF Jordan Giles (6-7, 225, 2★) will be transferring. - Per Jeff Goodman, Stadium
3/19/2019 - 2016 PG Xavier Bishop (5-8, 150, 2★) will be transferring.

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Post by MJatUM » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:13 pm

Truman is rolling over in his grave. At least UMass had (has?) a modicum of cache to it... Good luck to whoever inherits the dumpster fire of UMKC.

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Post by eldonabe » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:39 pm

InnervisionsUMASS wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:57 am
A close to home start..... Phil Martelli's long tenure at St. Joe's is over... they fired him today.


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Post by uz2b-len » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:53 pm

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Post by McKinney » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:20 pm

MJatUM wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:13 pm
Truman is rolling over in his grave. At least UMass had (has?) a modicum of cache to it... Good luck to whoever inherits the dumpster fire of UMKC.
On the other hand, UMKC never had anything to lose. Nothing more than a single postseason appearance in their 30 seasons at DI. And that was an invitation they had to pay for (CBI). Maybe some coach can come in there and write their history.

From a national perspective: UMass has lost everything, arguably multiple times.

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Post by econalum » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:07 pm

For a small, tuition-driven college/small endowment like St. Joe's to fire a coach with 2+ years remaining on his contract says something. I am not suggesting any type of scandal. But, as their lead sport, I guess they needed to 'save the brand'.
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Post by MJatUM » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:17 am

McKinney - fair point. If you've always been at the bottom of the totem pole there's not very far you can fall.

Econ - If they knew they wanted to move on from Martelli, what is the point in keeping him for any longer? Why let him bring in another class(es)? if you know you want to move in a different direction just rip the band-aid off NOW and do it. New AD obviously wanted to get in "his" guy - sound familiar?

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Re: 2019-20 Coaching Changes thread

Post by Jackson96 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:12 pm

Looks like GW is hiring that Jamion Christian coach from Sienna (for a year) and Mount St. Mary's -- seems like a pretty good hire. He's got his work cut out for him, though.
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Post by Slapthefloor93 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:13 pm

^ What’s the deal with Christian? I’ve seen some people call it a great hire and others call it a horrible one. I wasn’t familiar so I looked up his past - never seemed to knock it out of the park anywhere - not that that means everything. Just curious what people like about him?

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Re: 2019-20 Coaching Changes thread

Post by Jackson96 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:17 pm

I think he made the NCAA's a couple of times in a few years at Mary's and was good in conference play and then Siena overachieved this year compared to expectations in his first year there. Perhaps he knew there would be a second year curse if he stuck around at Siena.

He's also a DC guy so that should help.
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Re: 2019-20 Coaching Changes thread

Post by MikeUMA » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:01 pm

Albany's reaction to Christian leaving after less than a calendar year:
https://www.timesunion.com/sports/artic ... 706668.php

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