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TexasSoftball1199

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Originally Posted by coachmom
Considering my DD plays for Idaho State I can honestly say the these coaching reviews for Coach Wright and Coach Letts are spot on.

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I've heard wright is great. Is she really as good as they say? I'm really pulling for maryland.

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Coach Wright is an awesome lady with a big passion for the sport and for her players. Maryland is LUCKY!!!
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Very nice lady. Had the pleasure of talking to her at length. She is coming in to a limited talent pool. Her first recruiting class is mid major at best. It will take a stud pitcher to get her on the map;
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No matter how nice, talk is cheap and easy to do before the season. Today, D1 softball is an exclusive club and those holding those keys like to keep those keys, so it always looks good on the surface. From my vantage point, things are not so happy inside Terp softball land.


What is the view like from under a rock?

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No matter how nice, talk is cheap and easy to do before the season. Today, D1 softball is an exclusive club and those holding those keys like to keep those keys, so it always looks good on the surface. From my vantage point, things are not so happy inside Terp softball land.


Would that be the view of an old, disgruntled alumni that doesn't understand softball in 2015 that the administration repeatedly doesn't listen to?
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No matter how nice, talk is cheap and easy to do before the season. Today, D1 softball is an exclusive club and those holding those keys like to keep those keys, so it always looks good on the surface. From my vantage point, things are not so happy inside Terp softball land.
Would that be the view of an old, disgruntled alumni that doesn't understand softball in 2015 that the administration repeatedly doesn't listen to?


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TruDat

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I'd like to hear the reasoning behind Terp Alum s view.
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Terp Alum.... Bitter party of one!

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!!
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Terp Alum.... Bitter party of one! 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!!


This post says as much about the Arkansas hire as it does the Maryland hire.
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I don't follow. That post makes zero sense to me with regards to coach Wright and Maryland. But hey do whatcha do.
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Just out of curiosity, who did the players prefer?
TruDat

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Turden, they wanted the UCLA assistant Kirk Walker. They liked him much better than Wright. The stuff that people are saying about Wright is exactly what they were saying about her predecessor. Everybody gets their honeymoon. Wright's a friendly lady but this team is so far behind the competition it will take 4-5 years to right this ship. (pun intended). Softball is not that complicated. If you have the best players and work them reasonably well you will win. What Watten did was try to make inferior players into winners and went over the top. Terp Alum is right on about the situation down there. Softball is an afterthought.
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That team has been through a lot. Three coaches in three years, correct? They're going to have a hard time getting used to another new coach, especially when they have in the back of their mind that she'll probably be gone soon too. Not to mention, each of those coaches was probably recruiting different types of kids, so who knows how they all gel together. Usually, you can recruit kids that will fit in, but these last two didn't know the team well enough to know who would fit in. They just need someone who will give these kids some stability and be around for awhile. Not everyone's gonna love the staff, but that goes with the territory of being the new person in charge. You've got to give it some time.
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Gotcha...generally speaking administration does not listen to current players and frankly they should not be in the interview process if they are not going to.  It only leads to this type of discussion.

Softball is an afterthought pretty much everywhere, not just Maryland.
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lmao at the players having a say in any hires!  too many coddled kids out there thinking they are at the same level as adults with much more experience and authority.

lets just give them all a trophy and call it a day!
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I think it is a good idea for the prospective coach to meet with some of the players to get a feel for the culture. But I know at MD they pretended to give the players a sense of empowerment in the process. Sure, I'd let 20 year old kids make a decision like that. Actually, an inexperienced administrator carried the day in the hiring process. That's why the most logical person for the job was not hired.
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We at Idaho State also wish that the "most logical person" was hired for the job at Maryland. The we would still have Coach Wright[frown]
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What was so great about her?
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I don't know where else to put this information, and apologize ahead of time for intruding.  Ken Eriksen, coach of University of South Florida and the USA National Team has been elected as a member of the 2016 Softball Hall of Fame class.  Congratulations !!!!     


So much for a tactful approach to breaking good news JG. No good deed goes unpunished. [biggrin] Hope you are well.

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What was so great about her?

[confused]Gee let me think?
SHe's Intelligent, well-rounded, athletic, fair-minded woman leader.
That's all ever I wanted as a strong role model for my daughter.[smile]
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Very nice. Would your daughter have considered a male coach?

coachmom

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Yes.
TruDat

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How did this obviously outdated post resurface? It certainly looks really wrong now.
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Classic hindsight comedy
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Here are grades of note:

Julie Wright - Maryland - A
Kenny Gajweski - Ok St. - A
Marissa Young - Duke - B
Tyra Perry - Illinois - C
Mike Bosch - Syracuse - C
Courtney Deifel - Arkansas - D


This is awesome. With the exception of the fact that Duke hasn't started playing yet, so it is impossible to judge their hire, and the fact that Gajewski has done ok at Oklahoma State, this 'grading' is pretty close to upside-down.
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Yup, just shows yet again that projections are just that, and usually wrong.
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Perry at a C. She just took the Illini to back to back regional appearances. I guess her star did't rise too fast.
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