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Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Post by njumass08 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:52 am

Would be interesting if we interviewed Tyler Summitt from La Tech.
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Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Post by Mass Grad » Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:09 pm

njumass08 wrote:The key to winning in women's college basketball, imho, is more about how good of a recruiter you are than how good of a coach you are.
The key is having a good team, coached well

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Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Post by cox'n » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:56 pm

I can't see UMass hiring either Barron or Summitt. I would be shocked if UMass has become enlightened, tolerant, and diversity-valuing enough to hire a white male to coach women's basketball. I imagine the players want the best coach they can get regardless of race, gender, etc., but unfortunately there are still some in the UMass community who are more worried about political correctness than they are about giving the student-athletes the best possible collegiate experience.

Now I will jump back to being a sexist pig and suggest they try to lure Nikki Caldwell away from LSU. Not only is she very, very attractive, she is the daughter-in-law of the actor who played Huggy Bear on Starsky and Hutch.

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Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Post by wmmmfan » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:34 pm

The fact they haven't signed a coach yet makes me think they have set their sights on an assistant, possibly one still active in the women's tournament.

Barron has a great resume as did Abrahamson Henderson, but as was the hockey search this is being kept close to the vest.

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Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Post by LS71 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:20 pm

Given equal talent the better coached team will win.

There are a lot of talented teams out there, but few motivate like Geno does or Pat Summitt.

I always think back to my daughter's AAU coach. Those girls would run through walls for him.
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Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Post by MikeUMA » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:01 am

What about Morgan Valley?

Played at UConn and won 3 titles.
She has 11 years of work in the coaching ranks under her belt.
Served 5 years with us. http://www.umassathletics.com/sports/w- ... gan00.html
Now on staff with the Washington Huskies http://www.gohuskies.com/ViewArticle.db ... =210265587

Saw an article about her, and sounds like she's not thrilled to be so far away from her family (now in VA, roots in VT).
http://www.courant.com/sports/uconn-wom ... story.html

Big question, of course, is she ready to be a head coach?

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Post by MikeUMA » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:10 am

And since we're talking UConn products, wonder if we've put a call out to Carla Berube.

She's been the coach at Tufts (D3) since 2002, and has done great work:
http://gotuftsjumbos.com/sports/wbkb/coaches/berube

Tufts plays for the D3 title tonight
http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket ... l-women/d3

Hartford Courant had an article about her. She says she doesn't want to leave Boston, which is totally understandable, but it wouldn't be a crazy transition to move to Amherst.
http://www.courant.com/sports/college/h ... story.html

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Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Post by TruBluMaroon » Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:22 pm

^ Coaching at Tufts.......just like Dawley! Shouldn't UM require her to get a D1 job, go to the NCAAs before we ruin her career, too?

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Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Post by 78 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:51 pm

^^^^^
Dawley was at Vermont, a D1 program, before she came here.
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Post by 69MG » Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:19 pm

TruBluMaroon wrote:^ Coaching at Tufts.......just like Dawley! Shouldn't UM require her to get a D1 job, go to the NCAAs before we ruin her career, too?
Let's not forget that Dawley had a good run at UVM. Lower level D1, yes, but there was a reason to hire her:
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Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Post by wmmmfan » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:07 pm

If they are going the route of hiring an assistant I hope it's Shea Ralph. Who knows maybe Cal could even put in a good word with Gino.

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Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Post by TruBluMaroon » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:13 pm

Going for a National Championship at Tufts does not put you in the same rarefied air that one would expect . Since 2010 Tufts has win 14 National Championships, with 3 in 2014-2015. As a Jumbo from my masters, I certainly would like to have my Minutemen approaching those numbers!

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Post by Refuse2Lose83 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:21 pm

Tufts women lost tonight in the D3 finals against Thomas More. After being up 17-11 after the 1st quarter they went on to lose 63-51. I watched some of the game, they were very well coached, but Thomas More just had more talent and made more shots....as one might expect from a team who was 27-0 coming into the tournament and the number 1 overall seed. Tufts has been the class of the NESCAC the last few years over Amherst.
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Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Post by stevemaz » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:37 am

It would be smart to go after UConn assistant. Obviously, it would take a miracle to get Dailey so I would think Ralph would be next in line. No reason why Umass Womens cant get back to top tier in the A10/AAC.

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Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Post by Floyd » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:19 pm

Should be some news shortly, no?
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