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TBarvsd

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What are these "search committees" doing? I think their thoughts are "how can we screw up softball so bad?". Wow...stupid stupid hires

She was turned down for a SunBelt job last summer - all of a sudden she lands a Big12 job??
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College athletics ..... One of the few places you can fall down, upwards.

Doesn't happen just in college coaching, also happens in college athletics in positions as high as athletic directors.
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She was turned down for a SunBelt job last summer - all of a sudden she lands a Big12 job??


I honestly was shocked she wasn’t given the UTA job, if that’s the Sun belt job you’re talking about. I don’t think it can get much worse than Megan Smith. Though Smith did have a few good years, I think McFalls is one of those players that the players will like and she will be able to get more commits form that perspective. I know 2 pro players who played for the Charge for her and they loved her.
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Iona filled there role with another 25 year old former great player. So little coaching experience they couldn’t even use the term Rising Star.

https://icgaels.com/news/2018/8/17/katie-jansson-named-iona-softball-head-coach.aspx
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Every situation is different, but in  some cases, the administration would rather check certain boxes than make a hire solely for winning/competitive reasons.  Gender and money are two areas where women's sports can help a school, even if it ultimately doesn't translate into wins.  Hiring a young female coach puts them ahead of the game in two important areas.
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https://fastpitchnews.com/college-softball-news/jennifer-mcfalls-named-new-kansas-head-coach/353644
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UNC names interim coach -

https://uncbears.com/news/2018/8/20/trimboli-named-softball-interim-coach.aspx?path=softball

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TBarvsd

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http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/sball/2018-19/news
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St. John's starts their search for a new head coach...

https://redstormsports.com/news/2018/9/6/amy-kvilhaug-retires-as-st-johns-softball-head-coach.aspx
ucferic

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Interview with new Bryant HC Nick French. 

https://fastpitchnews.com/college-softball-news/7-innings-nick-french-new-bryant-head-coach/353850
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Shannon Doepking is out at Dartmouth. Moving on to Syracuse. Announcement coming tomorrow. Great news for Dartmouth. Unfortunately bad news for Syracuse.
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I actually like the hire at Kansas from several perspectives:

1) Who exactly is lining up to take that job who might be better?

2) Comes from a program that consistently won at a much higher level than KU (not as high as everyone expects -- but look at Texas athletics across the board ... everyone expects the Longhorns to be national contenders in football, men's basketball, women's basketball, softball, baseball and everything else ... and it just hasn't exactly been the case, has it?)

3) And this is most important and the thing I think few get -- the key to winning in college is recruiting. The trend in almost every sport is 'hire the best possible recruiter and let them assemble a staff to help recruit and then develop.

Now if you're Kansas, where are you going to get recruits from? Certainly not Kansas (maybe one or two, you probably want the Gatorade PoY just to have a presence but that's about it). The border states hold little hope -- Oklahoma has talent but not so much in the north/Panhandle, and you're getting leftovers from OU and OSU; Missouri maybe, with the program in transition, but it's not a high-volume blue chip state.

So where? Two best options, as per most schools (at least those not in the Southeast) are California and Texas. So you hire the best coach you can who has recruiting ties and relationships in one of those states. Lots more leftovers there, and some of those leftovers who might have been meh at Texas can be game-changers at Kansas ... at least upgrades.

I think it's the right idea. We'll see if it's the right coach.
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Just curious about Dartmouth. They won Conference last season. Is she just not a pleasure to play for?
Hookedonsball

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You would have to ask the players and former players. She consistently had players quit. Some non-starters and some starters. She has only been there for four years benefiting from all the previous coaches recruits. Four years ago someone posted something similar when she left Amherst. Good for Amherst bad for Dartmouth. I know that contributions to Dartmouth softball took a dramatic dive since she has been the coach. I heard she plays favoritism not the best players. It will be interesting to see if the Syracuse softball family feels the same way in a couple of years.
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https://dartmouthsports.com/news/2018/5/9/211715229.aspx


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Great hire for Kansas. Came from Texas where Head Coach was forced to resign since didn’t get over the hump. Surely this Assistant will get better results at Kansas as they have much more resources at KU then UT in regards to softball. Some of these hires are just mind boggling.
Yeah I heard good things about her relative to most of the staff. We will see.

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AD thought process. Former player, Olympian, known name, coming from Texas, WOW. Hire her...period
Mark_H

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Word on the street was, she was the best of the Texas coaches when she was there. Let's see how she does.
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What jobs are still open? Lots of interim tags at this point or are there still national searches happening?
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What jobs are still open? Lots of interim tags at this point or are there still national searches happening?


Looks like:
Charleston Southern
Dartmouth
ULM
UAPB

Maybe Jackson State?

Just from looking at the front page of this thread
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Well that ended quickly.  Ben will be great there!
https://uncbears.com/index.aspx?path=softball 
3 coaches in a very short period. 
Daddylawman

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Rumor is that FIU just opened up
JMC

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Venus Taylor named Head Coach Charleston Southern University
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List updated with Army change as Michelle DePolo resigns.
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