Jim Dietz retires

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Jim Dietz retires

Post by Old Cage » Fri May 03, 2019 11:08 am

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Jim Dietz Announces Retirement as UMass Rowing Head Coach
Thank you, Coach Dietz, for your dedication in launching and building a nationally successful program at UMass.

https://umassathletics.com/news/2019/4/ ... coach.aspx
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Re: Jim Dietz retires

Post by m626t » Fri May 03, 2019 11:12 am

This guy did a great job. Best wishes for a long and happy retirement!
All due respect, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart, I'm gonna pass.

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Re: Jim Dietz retires

Post by Berkman » Fri May 03, 2019 2:58 pm

Always enjoyed his coming to the sport luncheons. Enjoyed listening to him and his stories.

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Post by cox'n » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:15 am

Word on campus is that he was forced out and that the following opening came about because the former sport psychologist was fired after had taken up the cause Jim's athletes who were trying to figure out what happened.

http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/ ... psychology
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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:21 am

^

That just sounds bizarre.
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Re: Jim Dietz retires

Post by m626t » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:38 am

Wow
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Re: Jim Dietz retires

Post by cox'n » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:39 am

Yes, it does. Jim Helling is the sports psychology guy that supposedly got fired. However, that Dietz was forced out doesn't surprise me as his salary was pretty high (mostly because of his longevity) for a coach of a non-revenue sport. Moreover, members of the women's rowing team were pretty dismayed when it happened as Coach Dietz gave no indication he was going to retire without finishing the year. It would make for a good investigative report for The Daily Collegian.

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