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VERDI NAMED NEW WBB COACH

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:46 am
by 69MG
I'm sure everyone already knows, but it might as well get posted:
http://www.umassathletics.com/sports/w- ... 16aaa.html

Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:32 am
by cox'n
I'm absolutely shocked!

Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:48 am
by Berkman
^

Please explain?

Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:28 am
by cox'n
I didn't think UMass would hire a white male. I would guess that either Verdi is considered an excellent coach by those in the know or that other coaches turned down/weren't interested in the position. I really hope it's the former.

Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:47 pm
by Refuse2Lose83
^I think Bamford is his own man, and hires whoever he believes is best for the job.

Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:10 pm
by LS71
^ I was jut thinking the same thing.

With this hire made, a few things crossed my mind about Bamford - all of them good....

1. He was focused and decisive - he didn't waste any time getting both jobs filled.
2. No agencies and very little hoopla
3. Neither hire was at the top of any of the experts' lists.

Time will tell if the hires were good...buy I'm pleased with how he took care of business.

Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:05 pm
by Berkman
Shouldn't we just shut this topic down and start a new one for the new coach? How about it Mike?

Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:21 pm
by njumass08
From what I've heard Ryan pretty much left this hire up to Darrice Griffin. Obviously he had last say, but she pretty much ran the search.

Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:22 am
by Old Cage
Refuse2Lose83 wrote:I'd say this is a mediocre hire...
Compare this quote from R2L with his quote on our hockey hiring, and this looks like an outstanding hire.

Geno ain't walkin' thru that door!

Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:23 am
by Old Cage
njumass08 wrote:From what I've heard Ryan pretty much left this hire up to Darrice Griffin. Obviously he had last say, but she pretty much ran the search.
Ryan said that from the start.

Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:23 am
by Old Cage
nm

Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:24 am
by Old Cage
Berkman wrote:Shouldn't we just shut this topic down and start a new one for the new coach? How about it Mike?
Berkman - You can do that anytime you want.

Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:25 am
by Swampy
Darrice Griffin knows hoops.

Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:33 am
by Berkman
Old Cage wrote:
Berkman wrote:Shouldn't we just shut this topic down and start a new one for the new coach? How about it Mike?
Berkman - You can do that anytime you want.
I thought that Mike is the one to make that decision.

Re: Dawley out, new coach ?

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:10 pm
by cox'n
Darrice Griffin's hire announcement:
https://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/articl ... e-director