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3sDad

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UVA isn't the easiest place to recruit to.....they have those darn admissions standards to get past which aren't going to bend much for a non-revenue sport athlete.
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What about Berkeley? Ninemire has that 2002 championship, but does that guarantee a job forever? In the past four years cal has only made it to 3 regionals (only making the regional final 2 of those times). Cal should be making a super regional every year in my opinion with the recruits they can get. But telling from the facilities, perhaps Cal doesn't care at all about the softball program.
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3sDad, having recruited a bit, I would use the UVA education as an inducement. There are plenty of smart kids out there. To turn a program around, the coach needs to be dynamic. The administration is not going to help.
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Stanford had some pretty good players/teams.
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What about Berkeley? Ninemire has that 2002 championship, but does that guarantee a job forever? In the past four years cal has only made it to 3 regionals (only making the regional final 2 of those times). Cal should be making a super regional every year in my opinion with the recruits they can get. But telling from the facilities, perhaps Cal doesn't care at all about the softball program.


SHHHHHH, leave Cal right where they are.  Some how they already grabbed D'Arcy, which wasn't needed in and of itself.
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The coach at Holy Cross in the Patriot League was let go after 9 years.
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3sDad, having recruited a bit, I would use the UVA education as an inducement. There are plenty of smart kids out there. To turn a program around, the coach needs to be dynamic. The administration is not going to help.

The softball facilities are a bit subpar, but everything else about UVA is outstanding. If I had to go back and do my college search again...I would select UVA. Academics, weather, campus, and a great college town.

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The UMBC job is an interesting one. UMBC is quite the academic institution.


In what sense? It's moderately competitive, admission-wise, at best. 
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Terp Alum- your feedback is wanted on the "Coaches on the Hot seat board"


dawgs

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UMBC does not pay enough to get anyone good. Look for someone to be promoted from nearby community college; some old retired guy and his cronies looking for something to do because their own daughters either quit softball or stopped playing.


Does this imply that it won't be some old gal and her cronies?  Just curious.  LOL[confused]
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Terp Alum: What color is the sky on your planet? There are many male coaches who have been coaching college softball at the JC, D3, D2 and NAIA levels, or even as D1 volunteer assistants, in jobs that do not pay well. Many of these have been coaching for an extended period of time, and not just in retirement. They often fill jobs for which many former D1 athletes would not apply. If you want proof, I will be happy to take the time and build an extensive list of such male coaches and the less-than-glamorous jobs they hold, but I think it will be embarrassing for you to see that list.

As for the coaching pool in travel ball: You are correct, it is mostly male. Where are the young, former D1 players willing to pay their dues and give back to the game at the youth level? 
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Somebody please tell me you agree with me that it's time for Texas to part ways with Connie Clark; the program continues to decline for a third straight year, and if not for a very watered-down non-conference schedule, Texas probably doesn't make the 2016 NCAA tourney.
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Terp Alum: What color is the sky on your planet? There are many male coaches who have been coaching college softball at the JC, D3, D2 and NAIA levels, or even as D1 volunteer assistants, in jobs that do not pay well. Many of these have been coaching for an extended period of time, and not just in retirement. They often fill jobs for which many former D1 athletes would not apply. If you want proof, I will be happy to take the time and build an extensive list of such male coaches and the less-than-glamorous jobs they hold, but I think it will be embarrassing for you to see that list.

As for the coaching pool in travel ball: You are correct, it is mostly male. Where are the young, former D1 players willing to pay their dues and give back to the game at the youth level? 



TerpAlum is a serious manhater we all know that...and yes, where are the former D1 stars giving back at the youth level?  Twerp, where you at on this one?
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Somebody please tell me you agree with me that it's time for Texas to part ways with Connie Clark; the program continues to decline for a third straight year, and if not for a very watered-down non-conference schedule, Texas probably doesn't make the 2016 NCAA tourney.



Yep, definitely BEEN time for her to be fired!
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I mean Cat Osterman can only give you 10 guaranteed years as a 'good coach' before the AD has to consider if you should be replaced right?   

I think many programs SHOULD get new coaching (it is old and stale in a lot of programs) BUT why invest more money in softball, new coach gets paid more than old coach.... 

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10 minutes of research. If I have to do more, I will. Anyone else who wants to contribute to the list, feel free.

Adam Arbour, D1 volunteer assistant coach.

Steve Johnson, high school coach, then D2 coach, then D1 coach

Ben Sorden, high school coach, then D3 assistant, then JC assistant, then D1 assistant

Joe Yegge, JC assistant, then JC head, then D1 mid-major assistant, then JC head

John Tschida, highly successful D3 coach

Rick Supinkski, high school coach, then D3 assistant, then D2 head coach

Greg Jones, travel ball coach, then D2 head coach

Hal Wynn, NAIA head coach for 25 years

Devon Thomas, high school coach, then NAIA head coach

Bob Ligouri, high school coach, then JC head coach

Not a single one of these men got in as an older person, and most of them are still in their 30's, 40's, or early 50's.

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Save your time with Terp. The only factor when it comes to coaching is gender.
Male=Bad, Female=Good
Facts play no role.

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John Tschida whos in the D3 World Series again, turned down the Minnesota job before Allister took it.
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TerpAlum:

40s and 50s now makes them 20s and 30s when they started. At this point I will take the advice of spazsdad and cease trying to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.
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Duh, 40s and 50s is old, with kids out of the house.

HS and TB does not count in considering when someone started. They take anyone who volunteers plus the men do it because their daughters are on the team.

And no, just want the same standard that applies in male sports--ie, the requirement is to have played the darn game, not just have a daughter who does or has.



Many of the men listed have men's Fastpitch playing experience and are highly qualified in the game. Others have upper level baseball experience and are/were hitting coaches. TerpAlum, you show your ignorance by not exploring the facts.
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Of course, if how good of a player one was is the main determination of who can coach, pretty much all coaches would be men.  And Wilt Chamberlain, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar would have made great NBA coaches.  
sbfan

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Nothing quite like painting a nationwide picture with a brush informed by a few local instances. Fortunately, I am glad to see that others on here see through TerpAlum, and don't buy what she is selling. As for men's fastpitch players not starting by coaching high school and working up through the ranks, that is exactly what Mike Larrabee did. So much for 'would not'. 

TerpAlum says that most high school and travel ball coaches are men. So what I am trying to figure out is this....If men aren't qualified to coach college softball, because young women have a superior knowledge of the game, where did there young women get their superior knowledge? Did they already have it when in diapers, before they were coached by male high school and travel ball coaches? Or did it only become superior knowledge when they reached college, or graduated from college? If they were coached in college by a male coach, such as Mike Candrea (Taryne Mowatt), Ralph Weekly or Marty McDaniel (Madison Shipman, Cathleen Hosfield), Patrick Murphy (Kelly Kretschman), do they ever have an opportunity to escape the chains of mediocre coaching, and show their true innate superiority?
sportz_fanz

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8 teams remain and still quiet ... hmmmm ....


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I am not including those, and BTW I know many in my home state and most are over 80 years old and passing away, unfortunately. I watched men's fastpitch every week growing up, so you are the one who does not know.

A men's fastpitch player would not start by coaching high school and travel ball, nor have to...

And tell me where they let female fastpitch coaches or players coach baseball? I would love to see it, but in talking to those baseball coaches, you get a laugh.


I always wonder, are you really this ignorant? Or, do you post this BS to get a rise out of males?

First of all, the popularity of the game today can be attributed to the offensive mindset brought by MALES from BASEBALL!

Quick question, wasn't fastpitch originally a MALE sport? Hmmm

Now, you say you should have to play to coach softball. Well, you have been told NUMEROUS times that isn't true. Yet, you still keep throwing that one out. You have been given numerous examples. Yet you continue to look right past those facts. Why?

Let's get this straight. Males and females can be very good or very bad coaches. The young ladies in this game deserve the best! There are a LOT of former players that are TERRIBLE coaches. And there are quite a few great coaches that never played. By your own statement Yvette Giourard should never have been allowed to coach softball. Imagine what ULL and LSU softball would look like without her influence. Jana McGinnis (Jacksonville State) is a former basketball player! JSU has won their league numerous times, is consistently in the NCAA's and has gone to Super Regionals. I guess she shouldn't have been allowed to coach either?

How many females do you know WANT to coach baseball? Have they applied? If you don't know any, how can you complain that they wouldn't get the opportunity?

I am a male. And I know this for a fact! The MALES are the ones taking the lower paying jobs while their female counterparts that played skip right past the low pay ladder and land in Power 5 pay heaven (with little to no experience). I didn't start coaching softball at age 50. I got my first JC job at 21! I have had numerous opportunities to switch to baseball and basketball and get paid more than I ever made coaching softball. I never chased a dime in my life. I enjoyed coaching my female athletes. That is why I stayed.

You complain about male travel coaches being 99% of the coaches. You have a problem with males that VOLUNTEER their time to help young ladies enjoy a sport? Really??? The stupid is VERY STRONG in you!

I could continue. But, discussing this subject with you gets me out of character and gives me a headache. Do us all a favor and quit the bs and let some of us start to believe there is a smarter person sitting behind your keyboard.

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TerpAlum is not gonna like this ....

Three finalists have been announced for the head softball coaching position at Montana State University Billings, after a national search that yielded more than 70 applicants.
 
Joey Egan of Great Falls, Mont., Josh Taylor of Reno, Nev., and Marc Benjamin of Great Bend, Kan., are each scheduled for on-campus interviews at MSUB over the next week, and each will be available for a session with the local media during their visits.
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And no, just want the same standard that applies in male sports--ie, the requirement is to have played the darn game, not just have a daughter who does or has.

Male sports is as competitive and cut throat as it gets; they do not have "standards". They don't care if someone has "played the darn game" as long as that person can get them the wins. 


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Thank you Pudge...the manhating is strong in her for sure...and the lack of critical thinking even stronger.
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THANK YOU Pudge!!!! It's disgusting the lack of respect given to male coaches in softball. I know one male associate head coach that has been very successful at different school and has only had a few interviews for head coaching jobs. One young lady that has a D1 coaching job that this male coach applied for has horrible experience. He has 2 championship rings at 2 different schools and she according to her bio has worked camps around a few schools. I about died when I saw they choose her over other applicants. I know for a fact a few coaches that applied for that job and are WAY more qualified then her. I could go on and on. Also this associate head coach is wanted by several players and other head coaches are scratching their heads when it comes to him not having opportunities. I know he isn't the only one which is really sad.
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Of the current coaches listed as "out", which of them would most likely be considered for one of the openings that have been created? Who deserves the second chance?
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