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olddawg

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I think Coach Lisle meant CSUB as in Bakersfield.

I was talking about Coach Dodd at UNLV.


No link, but the last time I heard anything, her contract was up at the end of this season.
Definitely not authoritative information.

Dodd at UNLV that is.
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http://www.testudotimes.com/2017/4/26/15437538/coach-julie-wright-aka-coaching-nightmare

Can you believe this stuff??


Holy Smokes.
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Easy for some mom or dad gets on a fan blog and post.

Happens here daily

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Regarding Maryland. Coach is passive aggressive, got kids hating themselves. One more player close to quitting. Others feel like no communication, that is those on bench. To keep kids practicing but not playing you have to communicate why. Pitching coach messed up mechanics of fresh. pitcher. Coaches have no idea how to make what some call average players better, but other schools have shown it can be done. Resentment now because coach talked a big game coming in, pun intended. Quiet at V Tech from players. But one has quit. too. They had injuries so eye is not on coach from my limited knowledge.


Lauren Duff, catcher has left the program. She's will be missed, great player. 
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I had not seen that testudo times thing. Now that the overall information is out, I can confirm that Wright makes one faction of the team put down the so-called weak factions. I don't want to relay the story I know about, as it puts some student athletes in danger, but what Wright did in the one instance I know about should be a fireable offense, never mind all the other stuff posted there.
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I had not seen that testudo times thing. Now that the overall information is out, I can confirm that Wright makes one faction of the team put down the so-called weak factions. I don't want to relay the story I know about, as it puts some student athletes in danger, but what Wright did in the one instance I know about should be a fireable offense, never mind all the other stuff posted there.


Information is out? It's a fan blog from a parent. It isn't a reporter doing research. I'm not defending Wright, I don't know what is going on in the program. What I do know, is that if I asked the parents of the 20 kids on my DDs team to blog about their opinions, there would be a myriad of opinions from "love the coach" to he mistreated my daughter.

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Lauren Duff, catcher has left the program. She's will be missed, great player. 


wow that is a shocker.  any idea why or where she is headed (if anywhere).  Really enjoyed watching her play.
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Information is out? It's a fan blog from a parent. It isn't a reporter doing research. I'm not defending Wright, I don't know what is going on in the program. What I do know, is that if I asked the parents of the 20 kids on my DDs team to blog about their opinions, there would be a myriad of opinions from "love the coach" to he mistreated my daughter.



My information does not come from parents. I am not a parent. I have had contact with the coaches and others for many years. There are many people corroborating the items in the blog post.


PS. At some point, the behavior rises above the level of mere coaching or playing time concerns. And the coaching style of the coaches is obviously not working. The players came from a place where Watten used extreme conditioning and lack of communication combined with verbal abuse as punishment, so Wright should have been aware of not making that worse to where the players think they deserve those things (and mimic the coach's behavior)--as posted here, it is the coach's incompetence in not knowing how to coach.
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Lauren Duff, catcher has left the program. She's will be missed, great player. 


wow that is a shocker.  any idea why or where she is headed (if anywhere).  Really enjoyed watching her play.
LSU could use her next year
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TerpAlum, wouldn't you say that 5 girls leaving in one fell swoop is pretty crazy in and of itself? Don't ever recall a mass exodus like that from a second year coach. Yeah, parents can be crazy but you can't make this stuff up. Sounds like crazy town down there.
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Those young women are smart. They only put up with so much.

All of it is becoming too much. When I played it was for state kids to represent the state (at our school that include NJ) and play some softball at a high level. Yes, you practiced a lot and went to the gym, but not this level of coaches micromanaging players, taking every waking hour for softball, and using it for extreme conditioning and punishment.

For me the early morning stuff would have made me quit. We did everything in the afternoon and evening. To me, a coach getting involved in when kids wake up is asking for trouble. They should wake up and go to class or the library instead.
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There are plenty of places with 6am workouts. That is not unusual. The amount of work and constant training as if that will turn them into winners is absurd. You can't make chicken salad out of chicken feathers.
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There are plenty of places with 6am workouts. That is not unusual. The amount of work and constant training as if that will turn them into winners is absurd. You can't make chicken salad out of chicken feathers.


You have coaches under more and more pressure to win and players often getting little to no athletic money.  Add the two together and it is a recipe for problems.  A lot of girls play for the love of the game, but 6am workouts and a tyrant for a coach is not much fun when you are doing it for free...
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I know a kid with a partial scholly does not even get on-campus living.....has to commute with others as fresh. can't have cars.
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I know a kid with a partial scholly does not even get on-campus living.....has to commute with others as fresh. can't have cars.


So she asked for and as refused a dorm room or, since she is on a partial, it's a whole lot cheaper on her parents to have her live at home? The university has a policy that doesn't allow Freshman to have a parking permit and this is the coach's fault?


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Indiana could literally give a crap about Softball.  AD just fired the HC from both Football and Basketball. He doesn't want any additional heat from the firing of another HC in a sport he can barely spell. It's a shame; great degree, great town, fantastic facilities, etc. The athletes they have are decent, but no difference makers want to play for her. The team lost something like 14 one run games. I think if she stays you'll see quite a few transfers and recruits rescinding verbals. Not a bad person, but a truly bad Coach.


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It's so frustrating. Indiana could be a really good job. Solid school, amazing campus, top-notch facilities, better weather than most Big Ten schools. They've given up 8-or-more runs almost 50 (FIFTY) times over the last three seasons.
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Uh no MadDog, when you take an athletic scholly, it is usually outside of your home state. And many girls on college softball teams get very little money. And then after that, in some cases, there is not enough housing on campus and softball players get little priority.

No that car policy is not the coach's fault but just to show how difficult the athlete's life is compared to allusions of grandeur that people have. Plus the commitment put in by some of the players anyway.

PS. Never said the kid went to my alma mater.
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Uh no MadDog, when you take an athletic scholly, it is usually outside of your home state. And many girls on college softball teams get very little money. And then after that, in some cases, there is not enough housing on campus and softball players get little priority.


I have put two daughters though two different schools both on softball scholarships. I am very familiar with how things work.

In reviewing the Maryland website, it appears that if a first time freshman submits their housing request prior to May 1, they are guaranteed on campus housing and it has nothing at all to do with being an athlete or softball being low on the totem pole.

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You only talk about Maryland, so I assumed you were talking about the Terps.



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Uh no MadDog, when you take an athletic scholly, it is usually outside of your home state. And many girls on college softball teams get very little money. And then after that, in some cases, there is not enough housing on campus and softball players get little priority.

No that car policy is not the coach's fault but just to show how difficult the athlete's life is compared to allusions of grandeur that people have. Plus the commitment put in by some of the players anyway.

PS. Never said the kid went to my alma mater.



Lol.  I went both in state and out of state of athletic scholarship, and the housing was built in without question.
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Terpalum seems like a nice enough person, but unfortunately is still living in the mid 90's when it comes to softball. The scholarship comment was embarrassingly off base and I would guess almost every division 1 team has a 6 am workout at some point.
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Uh no MadDog, when you take an athletic scholly, it is usually outside of your home state. And many girls on college softball teams get very little money. And then after that, in some cases, there is not enough housing on campus and softball players get little priority.

No that car policy is not the coach's fault but just to show how difficult the athlete's life is compared to allusions of grandeur that people have. Plus the commitment put in by some of the players anyway.

PS. Never said the kid went to my alma mater.


Oh my goodness.... None of that is the coach's fault. She has a certain amount of money to give and she gives it as she sees fit. If it's not enough for the kid, don't accept the scholarship. It sounds like the school has an overpopulation problem which is something students should look at before deciding to attend there regardless if you're playing softball or not. I think everyone understands how difficult it is to be a student athlete but you're acting as if the athletes at Maryland have it so much worse than everywhere else. Many students don't have cars whether it's allowed or not. Many that go to school across the country don't bring cars. Let me guess, she had to walk barefoot, up a hill through the snow on the way to practice and on the way home. It's people like you that constantly make excuses for kids that have made them soft and unable to deal with adversity. These issues have nothing to do with the coach. You don't like her so you're just trying to throw everything out there to make matters seem worse.
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Annie Smith out at Ga. Southern.

http://www.wjcl.com/article/georgia-southern-fires-softball-coach-annie-smith/9869946
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Annie Smith out at Ga. Southern.

http://www.wjcl.com/article/georgia-southern-fires-softball-coach-annie-smith/9869946


It's about time!
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Dough, you went to school in the dark ages when it cost $500/semester.

PS. See above, the kid on partial did not go to Maryland. Good grief. It is not about the cars or lack of, when you live on campus you don't need one.

But you try and get a ride everywhere you go, particularly if your off-campus roommate is not on the team. Satellite buses run at particular times that may or may not accommodate distance or the 6am practices or late afternoon team activities.




And you all wonder why so many quit. Just saying why they quit.
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Lauren Duff, catcher has left the program. She's will be missed, great player. 
wow that is a shocker.  any idea why or where she is headed (if anywhere).  Really enjoyed watching her play.


Apparently she wanted to spend more time with her boyfriend...it happens. 

She's got all summer & Fall to think about that so who knows. 


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And Maryland softball could at least compete in the 90s:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Atlantic_Coast_Conference_champions#Softball

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Annie Smith out at Ga. Southern.

http://www.wjcl.com/article/georgia-southern-fires-softball-coach-annie-smith/9869946




She had enough chances to right the ship.  Lot's of coaching opportunities in the state of Georgia. Hope to see some fresh new blood turn both GT and GS around.
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TerpAlum, the 90's? How many ACC teams existed and looks like Florida State was dominate? The game has changed and improved so much that any discussion of that period leaves a lot to be desired.
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Indiana could literally give a crap about Softball.  AD just fired the HC from both Football and Basketball. He doesn't want any additional heat from the firing of another HC in a sport he can barely spell. It's a shame; great degree, great town, fantastic facilities, etc. The athletes they have are decent, but no difference makers want to play for her. The team lost something like 14 one run games. I think if she stays you'll see quite a few transfers and recruits rescinding verbals. Not a bad person, but a truly bad Coach.


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It's so frustrating. Indiana could be a really good job. Solid school, amazing campus, top-notch facilities, better weather than most Big Ten schools. They've given up 8-or-more runs almost 50 (FIFTY) times over the last three seasons.


The AD's opinion of softball may change if Coach Boo gets Purdue turned around and the Boilermakers start beating Indiana on a consistent basis.  Indiana hates loosing to Purdue at anything...and vise versa
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Dough, you went to school in the dark ages when it cost $500/semester.

PS. See above, the kid on partial did not go to Maryland. Good grief. It is not about the cars or lack of, when you live on campus you don't need one.

But you try and get a ride everywhere you go, particularly if your off-campus roommate is not on the team. Satellite buses run at particular times that may or may not accommodate distance or the 6am practices or late afternoon team activities.




And you all wonder why so many quit. Just saying why they quit.



The dark ages?  There is nothing new under the sun, darling.  And jesus, you have a fkn excuse for everything under the sun...gross!
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