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3leftturns

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She IS doing the Dallas Charge thing. So it seems, in some sense, that there is an itch
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Add Portland State to the list. Coach Sherwood out.
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I don't know much about the coaching circles, but what's the story with Allister? Will she get where she wants to go with Minnesota? I see she went to Stanford and has ties to Oregon and Georia. And she's from Texas. Merchant also has 10 years of experience now as an assistant for 2 successful programs (Minny and UMass).


Coach Allister keeps her cards pretty close to the vest. I am not sure that the terms of her current contract are known to any but the Minnesota AD's office and her.  It could be pretty hard to figure out what she is thinking until something actually happens.    It is hard to imagine that she will stay in Minnesota for a career.
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On the topic of changes, anything out of Palo Alto or Vegas?
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Allister in a weird year to be hot. No SEC firings most likely, well maybe Mizzou. She shouldn't ever leave Minny unless an SEC team calls or Candrea and Hutch drop retirement bombshells in the next year or two.
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Allister in a weird year to be hot. No SEC firings most likely, well maybe Mizzou. She shouldn't ever leave Minny unless an SEC team calls or Candrea and Hutch drop retirement bombshells in the next year or two.


Or if UCLA ever wants to regain their dominance.
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Allister in a weird year to be hot. No SEC firings most likely, well maybe Mizzou. She shouldn't ever leave Minny unless an SEC team calls or Candrea and Hutch drop retirement bombshells in the next year or two.

Or maybe if Texas should ever open up? 
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Who do you have in mind?


Try Cal Poly. Iowa State grad
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Or maybe if Texas should ever open up? 
Definitely, yes. She would go home in a second.
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Try Cal Poly. Iowa State grad


You hoping and wishing?
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You hoping and wishing?


Lol really Jay?
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Lol really Jay?


Sahhry.
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Sahhry.
but they might make a great fit
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Coach Allister keeps her cards pretty close to the vest. I am not sure that the terms of her current contract are known to any but the Minnesota AD's office and her.  It could be pretty hard to figure out what she is thinking until something actually happens.    It is hard to imagine that she will stay in Minnesota for a career.


http://extra.twincities.com/car/salaries/default.aspx

2014 - $110,000
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http://extra.twincities.com/car/salaries/default.aspx

2014 - $110,000


From $75K in 2011 to $110K in 2014 ... that's a 14% raise every year.
If she keeps this up, she'll be making $215K in 5 years.
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No SEC firings most likely, well maybe Mizzou.


No way the little ball of hate survives past this year, barring a WCWS trip.

And Miss. State will open up if Van is sent to the looney bin...[crazy]
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Last year Arkansas offered Allister the farm and she respectfully declined. I think she will be very smart with the next job she takes, it will have to be a good situation. Jmo
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Last year Arkansas offered Allister the farm and she respectfully declined. I think she will be very smart with the next job she takes, it will have to be a good situation. Jmo


If true, then I don't blame her.  I think it is widely recognized by now that Arkansas is a very difficult job.  The facilities are great, but there is almost zero home-grown talent. I guess the right person could do a reasonable job there, but I haven't seen it yet.
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Problem at Arkansas is not lack of homegrown or area talent. Problem begins and ends in AD offices.
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Problem at Arkansas is not lack of homegrown or area talent. Problem begins and ends in AD offices.
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Surprised and not surprised by this. Great coach and a GREAT person. Players come out of that program better people with lots to be proud of.  ISU is different from many big conference schools. Education is a big deal there. Most of their sports there is an emphasis on STUDENTathlete and not on winning at the expense of the student. In the past I think softball was looked at as "do no evil" and develop players/people that we will be proud to call Cyclones. (Also help the overall GPA) Stacy was the perfect person for that type of a program. I have never met a person with anything negative to say about her.

The challenge at ISU has always been location and consistently getting good pitchers to go to Ames. REALLY tough to get southern climate kids to go to a place with long, often brutal winters. (I know because I lived in Des Moines for 4 years) BIG12 caliber pitchers from the midwest (used to the weather) are going to be recruited by Top Big 10 schools. It also doesn't help that softball is not a major sport for young players in Iowa. The high school season is during the summer so they miss out on the travel ball season. Kids from Texas (and other warmer climes) have plenty of options with the southern Big12 teams and the SEC or even mid majors. Iowa State has good facilities and a great indoor hitting/workout building that they can play games in. (and do in the early spring)

If the ISU AD is serious about trying to compete in the BIG12 then I suggest he hire an experienced coach from a warm climate state who already has well established recruiting connections with top travel ball teams. Not an assistant looking for their first HC job. I'd suggest Texas based because there are borderline kids who will play at ISU for a chance to play in the BIG12 and they will at least get a chance to play "back home" 3-4 times a year and TX is the second largest player base in the country. That could be a draw. Also, Florida and Calif kids will be a tough sell due to climate and it's not easy to get to Ames so why hire someone with Florida or Cali connections. It'll be tough to get an established D1 coach. Maybe a solid mid-major coach or look to the DII ranks. Couple of VERY good coaches there. Blaskowski at DII West Texas A&M comes to mind. Proven recruiter. Proven winner.  Maybe Montgomery at C-USA La Tech. Solid recruiter with a knack of getting the most from his players.

No matter what plays out I am sorry to see her go and I know there will be a TON of applicants for the job. Don't envy the selection committee that process. LOL

JMHO,
Vic


Regarding the situation at Iowa State

 

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Regarding the situation at Iowa State Vic is spot on in every aspect. Stacy (coach G.) is a terrific individual who truly cared about the girls who played there. Being a good student athlete was the number one priority there for sure. They want athletes who will represent the school with pride and integrity. Grades, graduation and developing individuals to represent the school far beyond the years they attend classes is the ultimate goal. Not that winning isn't a goal it's just not something that is put above everything else.

My daughter finished her four years there in 2015. Being from Southern California and having the opportunity to go to many different schools all over the country she chose to go there for several reasons. Weather not being one, she fell in love with the school, the education she could get there and the people in Iowa. I can't tell you how proud I am of the fact that my daughter graduated in four years while playing there and was offered and accepted a terrific job literally as soon as she finished!

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Last year Arkansas offered Allister the farm and she respectfully declined. I think she will be very smart with the next job she takes, it will have to be a good situation. Jmo

I wondered what they offered her? They supposedly offered Mike White more than what he accepted at Oregon ($237K base). 

Can't blame Arkansas for not trying.
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Blake Miller out at UVa
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St Edward's (TX) D2 has listed for their Head Job, Lindsay Garner must have resigned.  I'm going to guess she's in line for 1 of the D1 Texas Head jobs Texas A&M CC, SFA, or more likely Houston.
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Blake Miller out at UVa
Jesus, didn't he just get that job like 5 minutes ago? Mikes assistants aren't doing to well.
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Jesus, didn't he just get that job like 5 minutes ago? Mikes assistants aren't doing to well.

Long enough to compile an uninspiring 42-116 record.
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Long enough to compile an uninspiring 42-116 record.

The Mike White coaching tree is looking quite strong...

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The Mike White coaching tree is looking quite strong...


Well he sucks too.  Gonna enjoy watching him choke again this post season.  My Grandma could've stepped into Oregon and made it a winner and she's been dead 30 years.  
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If offered more money and an opportunity to be HC, do you think she'll turn it down?


Yes! Yes, I do.

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