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Re: Coach Tory Verdi

Post by 69MG » Thu May 05, 2016 8:14 am

The roster has been updated, but there are no assistant coaches listed so stay tuned. I'm not close enough to the program to know Yolanda's value, but I hope they keep her and I have no explanation as to why I feel that way other than name recognition.

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Re: Coach Tory Verdi

Post by Berkman » Thu May 05, 2016 11:39 am

UMassNet15 wrote:Verdi is promoting Candice Walker to Director of Basketball Operations per her Twitter.
@walker_coach: I'm so thankful for the opportunity that @CoachVerdiUMass has given me ! Now it's time to work even harder ! #GoUMass #promotion #WEWILLWIN
Verdi has also completed his staff per his Twitter.
@CoachVerdiUMass: Completed my staff!! Now it's time to get to work! #WeWillWin
So who are the assistants?

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Re: Coach Tory Verdi

Post by TruBluMaroon » Thu May 05, 2016 1:54 pm

UMassNet15 wrote:Verdi is promoting Candice Walker to Director of Basketball Operations per her Twitter.
@walker_coach: I'm so thankful for the opportunity that @CoachVerdiUMass has given me ! Now it's time to work even harder ! #GoUMass #promotion #WEWILLWIN
Verdi has also completed his staff per his Twitter.
@CoachVerdiUMass: Completed my staff!! Now it's time to get to work! #WeWillWin
FYI Candice Walker WAS the Director of Operations.............so she would be promoted to something else!

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Re: Coach Tory Verdi

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Thu May 05, 2016 2:04 pm

Berkman wrote:
So who are the assistants?

I'm sure there will be an official announcement soon.
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Re: Coach Tory Verdi

Post by 69MG » Mon May 09, 2016 2:40 pm

It seems a bit odd to me that nothing has been announced yet regarding assistant coaches. I think Tony said on 5/4 that his staff had been completed.

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Re: Coach Tory Verdi

Post by Berkman » Mon May 09, 2016 3:51 pm

Very odd.

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Re: Coach Tory Verdi

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Mon May 09, 2016 3:53 pm

Maybe he jumped the gun and there are some contract issues?
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Re: Coach Tory Verdi

Post by Berkman » Mon May 09, 2016 4:40 pm

That makes sense.

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Re: Coach Tory Verdi

Post by rsox1221 » Mon May 09, 2016 4:42 pm

Maybe the school just hasn't announced it yet? It could just be that. It was just graduation, the campus has been swamped, there are other teams competing in the A10s right now, athletic department is busy...it's likely nothing.

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Re: Coach Tory Verdi

Post by rsox1221 » Wed May 11, 2016 2:43 pm

Announced today, conspiracy theories can be put away.

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Re: Coach Tory Verdi

Post by m626t » Wed May 11, 2016 2:52 pm

I wonder why Yolanda Griffth wasn't retained. She seemed to be someone we could have used on staff. Anyone have any insight?
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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Wed May 11, 2016 3:50 pm

rsox1221 wrote:Announced today, conspiracy theories can be put away.

There were no conspiracy theories, just curiosity why it took so long between when he tweeted and today. Ironing out final aspects of contracts seems like a reasonable reason and is far from a conspiracy theory.
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Re: Coach Tory Verdi

Post by PreecherJenkins » Thu May 12, 2016 7:42 am

m626t wrote:I wonder why Yolanda Griffth wasn't retained. She seemed to be someone we could have used on staff. Anyone have any insight?
Pure guesses

1. Rsox conspiracy theory (think you were trying to say something cute but no one cares about umass womens basketball for conspiracy theories to exist)

2. Yo was loyal to the old coach

3. Yo and new coach have different styles of playing/coaching

4. New coach wanted a recruiter with more experience

5. Yo wants to be somewhere that has more than 300 people show up to its games

6. Yo was upset she did not get the head job (who knows if she was interviewed)

My guess is the truth lies somewhere between 2,3 and 4. Its def not 1 or 5.

Discuss away!!!

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Re: Coach Tory Verdi

Post by cam9219 » Thu May 12, 2016 12:00 pm

m626t wrote:I wonder why Yolanda Griffth wasn't retained. She seemed to be someone we could have used on staff. Anyone have any insight?
Because head coaches like to bring in their own staffs. People they have worked with in the past and trust. Simple as that.
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Re: Coach Tory Verdi

Post by 69MG » Thu May 12, 2016 8:45 pm

cam9219 wrote:
m626t wrote:I wonder why Yolanda Griffth wasn't retained. She seemed to be someone we could have used on staff. Anyone have any insight?
Because head coaches like to bring in their own staffs. People they have worked with in the past and trust. Simple as that.
Candace Walker was Director of Ops. under Sharon and he promoted her to Asst. Coach. So he must have seen something in Candace that he didn't see in Yo.

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