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ProveThemWrong

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Stacy May-Johnson left Purdue. Possibly going back to Iowa perhaps?
cjs4585

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Anyone who thinks that there is some secret, hidden cache of amazing coaches out there, who somehow aren't getting opportunities at the college level, isn't doing a very good job of thinking.


I wouldn't say that, but there are many college coaches that are not getting the opportunity to advance, not because they aren't qualified, but because of the slap-dash nature in which these "national" head coaching searches take place. It is very easy and convenient to recycle coaches whether they are good, bad or indifferent. There is a lot of talk from these ADs about making the programs better, but generally speaking, not much action. That's a main reason most of the crappy programs stay crappy.
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No secret cabal, just a matter of obvious but overlooked. That all American alumni is very sexy, but can rarely be a successful coach. But then again, who other than relatives and those on this forum could give a flying fig about the popularity of the school's softball program.
d4cohn

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Megan Langenfeld left Stanford, as an assistant coaching position is open there.
cash

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I saw that Southern Miss is looking for an assistant coach again.
What is going on at southern miss, this will be the coaches 4th assistant in 4 years. Can they keep assistants there long enough to build the program.
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Megan Langenfeld left Stanford, as an assistant coaching position is open there.


Saw 3 Stanford coaches out this weekend at Zoom. Not sure if the third (whom I did not recognize) is just an emergency fill in recruiter as allowed by the NCAA or the actual new coach.
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I believe that a BIG reason why AD's aren't inclined to give unknowns more chances is not ability but lack of experience as a program administrator. Most people have no idea how much a D1 level HC does administratively. That combined with AD's who want coaches that have experience working within NCAA guidelines. They have enough worries with FB and BB violations. They don't want to add more headaches with the mistakes a rookie (even an experienced assistant) will make learning the ropes. e.g. see Duke. Lastly.... the norm is that unless you're in the SEC the norm is that AD's don't care about softball.  One body is often as good as the next so they tend to recycle old coaches.  That and coaches ALWAYS have an excuse as to why they weren't successful at previous school...players, parents, injuries, not enough time to turn a bad program around...etc...

A few personal observations..... more unknowns fail than succeed. Even if they talk a good game. We can all name names of failures. However, when a good one is found they are gold.... I think some of the best coaches out there are coaching at the D2 level but continually get overlooked. There are a few who consistently field top winning programs that could beat 80% of the D1 programs out there even though they face recruiting challenges, fewer scholly $$$'s, and the stigma of being D2. e.g Blaskowski at West TX A&M. Consistently in the top 5 and won a couple national champs and can recruit talent to middle of nowhere TX (there are others but I gotta go, DW wants to go shopping)....  Also, I think that within the next 5-8 years we will see a dramatic change in the coaching landscape.  

JMHO,
Vic Caldwell

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I wouldn't say that, but there are many college coaches that are not getting the opportunity to advance, not because they aren't qualified, but because of the slap-dash nature in which these "national" head coaching searches take place. It is very easy and convenient to recycle coaches whether they are good, bad or indifferent. There is a lot of talk from these ADs about making the programs better, but generally speaking, not much action. That's a main reason most of the crappy programs stay crappy.
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Anyone heard any updates on assistant coach hires at Purdue, South Carolina, Stanford, Duke, Georgia Tech and any others?
 
lotsoffish

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Notice Megan Langenfeld no longer listed at Stanford. Anyone know what happened or where she is now?
tmz

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Anyone heard any updates on assistant coach hires at Purdue, South Carolina, Stanford, Duke, Georgia Tech and any others?
 


South Carolina???? Do you mean someones not coming back?
scfastpitch

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South Carolina???? Do you mean someones not coming back?


That's what I'd like to know . Assistant coach Calvin Beamon disappeared from the team before the regular season was over . I heard a couple of rumors but nothing was ever officially announced .  
tmz

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That's what I'd like to know . Assistant coach Calvin Beamon disappeared from the team before the regular season was over . I heard a couple of rumors but nothing was ever officially announced .  


Hmmmm, why isn't the community digging at this like the Myers? It's good to be on the bottom.
freetime5

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Hmmmm, why isn't the community digging at this like the Myers? It's good to be on the bottom.



That is all I heard as well.  He did not return to the team after Georgia series I think it was.  Have just heard rumors that he will not be returning next season. His name is still on the website so who knows.
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Anyone heard any updates on assistant coach hires at Purdue, South Carolina, Stanford, Duke, Georgia Tech and any others?
 


Laura Valentino, former assistant at UNCC, has filled one of the AC coaching vacancies at Duke.
Still_JAD

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Hmmmm, why isn't the community digging at this like the Myers? It's good to be on the bottom.


The nepotism at Auburn along with a top 10 ranking and Corey being the "head coach in waiting" made it a bigger story.
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Laura Valentino, former assistant at UNCC, has filed one of the AC coaching vacancies at Duke.




Hmmmm, that is interesting.  
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Hmmmm, that is interesting.  


OK, i'll bite...why?
Still_JAD

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Just heard a rumor that Lacey Waldrop will be the other AC at Duke.
3leftturns

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Charisse Mariconda as assistant at Georgia Tech

Played softball at NFL factory St. Thomas Aquinas High School... one of its top 10 players
Alwaysaterp

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Tori Tyson is new pitching coach at UMD!  She went from coaching with Watten to coaching with Watten 2.0 (Julie Wright)!!!  SMH!!!!
UGASBFan

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Charisse Mariconda as assistant at Georgia Tech

Played softball at NFL factory St. Thomas Aquinas High School... one of its top 10 players


Love, love, love Mariconda. Always thought she was under-appreciated for her efforts at Virginia Tech.
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Tori Tyson is new pitching coach at UMD!  She went from coaching with Watten to coaching with Watten 2.0 (Julie Wright)!!!  SMH!!!!
                              I wonder if Sydney Golden will follow her?
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                              I wonder if Sydney Golden will follow her?


Before anyone follows her, as a parent, do your homework!  The information is out there!  This program is run by a bully and until that changes, this program will continue its ugly spiral down!  A new pitching coach isn't enough to change the culture of what's happening there.  But a new head coach might!  Until the AD steps up and does the right thing, starting with getting rid of Wright and the Assistant AD that made the bad hire, this program will be the laughing stock of the Big Ten!   
ucs2010

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Terpalum,

Is the the same Coach Wright that you posted the following about, on 12/01/15?

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I happen to have inside info...meaning I know girls that play on the team. I can assure you that Coach Wright has given every single one of them their love for the game back again! She has been a breath of fresh air and her assistants are top notch and give that team exactly what they so desperately needed. Positivity and the tools to be competitive. These are girls playing for the love of the game. There may not be a National Title in their near future, but maybe someday one of these young ladies will be the physician you are calling on to replace that old, worn out knee in your bitter old body. Or perhaps be the one you call upon to represent you in your legal time of need. Truth be told.....what this group of 20 girls have done should be commended. Used their love for the game as a vessel in obtaining a top notch education!! 


Just wondering....


slc1991

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Terpalum,

Is the the same Coach Wright that you posted the following about, on 12/01/15?

   #38 


I happen to have inside info...meaning I know girls that play on the team. I can assure you that Coach Wright has given every single one of them their love for the game back again! She has been a breath of fresh air and her assistants are top notch and give that team exactly what they so desperately needed. Positivity and the tools to be competitive. These are girls playing for the love of the game. There may not be a National Title in their near future, but maybe someday one of these young ladies will be the physician you are calling on to replace that old, worn out knee in your bitter old body. Or perhaps be the one you call upon to represent you in your legal time of need. Truth be told.....what this group of 20 girls have done should be commended. Used their love for the game as a vessel in obtaining a top notch education!! 


Just wondering....



Wright came on great in the Fall of 2015. Girls loved her then. Spring came, and she became what they described as Dr. Jekyll /Mr. Hyde. Sappy sweet one minute, psycho crazy and nasty the next.
1janiedough

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Tori Tyson is new pitching coach at UMD!  She went from coaching with Watten to coaching with Watten 2.0 (Julie Wright)!!!  SMH!!!!



Jumping around is her motto rather than staying put and developing a real reputation.  I hardly think she can make a better name for herself at Maryland than she can in the Big West at Cal St Fullerton.  Plus her family is in Socal and attended many of the games this season and last so kind of wow.

Lol.

http://www.ocregister.com/2017/05/23/csuf-softball-pitching-coach-elevates-staff-to-new-heights/
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Plus her family is in Socal and attended many of the games this season and last so kind of wow.

Maybe she is merely a hopper.... Or maybe that sentence above had something to do with it
sftbll4ever

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Jumping around is her motto rather than staying put and developing a real reputation.  I hardly think she can make a better name for herself at Maryland than she can in the Big West at Cal St Fullerton.  Plus her family is in Socal and attended many of the games this season and last so kind of wow.

Lol.

http://www.ocregister.com/2017/05/23/csuf-softball-pitching-coach-elevates-staff-to-new-heights/


Maybe, JUST MAYBE, it wasn't her choice and it was just time to go!!!
1janiedough

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Maybe, JUST MAYBE, it wasn't her choice and it was just time to go!!!


You did see what Coach Ford had to say about her, right?  Maryland is a loser and will remain that way.

“What coach Tyson’s been able to do is really pull out the grit from our players, push them to the next level,” Ford said. “(Ybarra and Golden) could be great for anybody in the country, but to make them great you’ve got to be able to push their buttons as far as their mental game goes.”

“What she’s really brought is an edge, an expectation, pushing the pitchers beyond what they’ve maybe thought they’ve been capable of,” Ford said.


There is always a choice.    

Lefty, could be true as well huh?  Maybe did not like her fam at all the games?  To me it appeared as if she enjoyed them being around.
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When a ship is sinking you'll grab anything to try to stay afloat. That's why Julie Wright is hiring her, desperation. Why would Tori Tyson leave a successful program with a good pitching staff for the armpit of softball? It has to be that she wore her welcome out at CSFU. Why else go for less pay and a spot on that sinking (or sunk) ship?
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