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PostPosted: 04/06/21 6:23 pm    ::: Coaching Search Talk Reply Reply with quote

Lets keep all coaching search talk and rumors here. The Coaching Moves thread should be strictly news, futureisbright does great job, lets not flood that thread with the rumor mill stuff.

Article on candidates for Vandy job

https://vanderbilthustler.com/39748/featured/ten-candidates-to-watch-in-vanderbilts-search-for-a-womens-basketball-head-coach/


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PostPosted: 04/11/21 10:42 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

For those of you who like to compare such things; this year's final four featured two former P5 assistants on their first head coaching assignments, one former mid-major coach who moved up to a P5 job, and one P5 coach who was hired away from another P5 job.



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PostPosted: 04/11/21 11:09 am    ::: Re: Coaching Search Talk Reply Reply with quote

Durantula wrote:
Lets keep all coaching search talk and rumors here. The Coaching Moves thread should be strictly news, futureisbright does great job, lets not flood that thread with the rumor mill stuff.

Article on candidates for Vandy job

https://vanderbilthustler.com/39748/featured/ten-candidates-to-watch-in-vanderbilts-search-for-a-womens-basketball-head-coach/


Clark-Heard or Ashley Early. The rest of them are mid-majors and/or know what a horrendous mess Vandy is right now, being right down the road like Insell and the Belmont coach. I doubt Missouri State's Coach Mox would be interested in moving at the moment since she just got to a rising program.

It's going to take some kind of effort and possibly supernatural forces to return the program to anything like what it was under Jim Foster. Melanie Balcomb broke it and Steph White might be able to coach but couldn't recruit, or something. The program is badly broken.



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PostPosted: 04/12/21 8:54 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

UConn assistant Shea Ralph is reported as being connected to the Vanderbilt job. I don't know if that means she is just a candidate or if things are progressing quickly to where she is looking like the hire.

https://twitter.com/howardmegdal/status/1381589098490687488


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PostPosted: 04/12/21 1:42 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Durantula wrote:
UConn assistant Shea Ralph is reported as being connected to the Vanderbilt job. I don't know if that means she is just a candidate or if things are progressing quickly to where she is looking like the hire.

https://twitter.com/howardmegdal/status/1381589098490687488


That could be a worse move for Ralph than Morgan Valley's, going from assistant at Arizona to head coach at Hartford.
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PostPosted: 04/12/21 3:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

GlennMacGrady wrote:
Durantula wrote:
UConn assistant Shea Ralph is reported as being connected to the Vanderbilt job. I don't know if that means she is just a candidate or if things are progressing quickly to where she is looking like the hire.

https://twitter.com/howardmegdal/status/1381589098490687488


That could be a worse move for Ralph than Morgan Valley's, going from assistant at Arizona to head coach at Hartford.


Speaking of Hartford, I saw where they had commissioned a study re: athletics as the school is really struggling financially in the wake of covid. The committee has recommended that they look at moving their athletic programs to Division III. The timing couldn't be worse as their men's basketball program just made their first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if there aren't a LOT of schools looking into their options right about now.




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PostPosted: 04/12/21 4:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

GlennMacGrady wrote:
Durantula wrote:
UConn assistant Shea Ralph is reported as being connected to the Vanderbilt job. I don't know if that means she is just a candidate or if things are progressing quickly to where she is looking like the hire.

https://twitter.com/howardmegdal/status/1381589098490687488


That could be a worse move for Ralph than Morgan Valley's, going from assistant at Arizona to head coach at Hartford.


Agree-this would be a terrible move for Shea, IMO.


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PostPosted: 04/12/21 4:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

GlennMacGrady wrote:
Durantula wrote:
UConn assistant Shea Ralph is reported as being connected to the Vanderbilt job. I don't know if that means she is just a candidate or if things are progressing quickly to where she is looking like the hire.

https://twitter.com/howardmegdal/status/1381589098490687488


That could be a worse move for Ralph than Morgan Valley's, going from assistant at Arizona to head coach at Hartford.


Why? Just because Stephanie White did not win does not mean it isn't possible. It wasn't that long ago that Vanderbilt was consistent NCAA tournament team, and there are a lot of teams that have had way less success than Vanderbilt in women's basketball. For someone who has never been a head coach how picky do you really expect her to be? The best jobs will not hire her over successful head coaches so she has to start somewhere.


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PostPosted: 04/12/21 6:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shea could do well, or she could do poorly. Hard to know, since she's never been a HC, but she does come from a program that knows how to win. The question is whether she can build a staff and whether she can recruit. Vandy is very, very broken at this point and rebuilding it will be really difficult no matter who takes it over.



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