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Southie

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Podcast on Mike White:

https://fastpitchnews.com/podcasts/fallout-from-texas-hire-new-faces-at-hofstra-and-kennesaw-state/352734?utm_content=buffer30551&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Southie

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White almost doubling his base salary is a great financial increase for him.

Texas coaches Mike White, Edrick Floréal to each receive base salaries of $450,000

Texas AD Chris Del Conte opened the vault for new softball, track coaching hires

Posted July 6th, 2018





Oregon officials didn’t want to pay up to keep successful softball coach Mike White. Money didn’t stop Texas.

In June 2015, White agreed to a six-year contract with the Ducks worth about $237,500 annually, according to the Eugene Register-Guard. The school wasn’t interested in giving White another raise after being pursued by Texas, so he left.

The Longhorns are scheduled to pay White a base salary of $450,000, according to salary information obtained through an open records request by the American-Statesman. White agreed to a guaranteed five-year contract with Texas.

“I still have a lot of energy and time left to make an impact, and Texas has the backing and resources to do just that,” White said at his introductory press conference.

Del Conte also opened the vault for new track and field coach Edrick Floréal. After leaving Stanford in 2012, Floréal received a base salary of $200,000 his first year at Kentucky. Now at Texas, Floréal will receive $450,000 in the first year of a five-year contract, according to UT records.

Both White and Floréal’s contracts must still be approved by the UT System Board of Regents.

Del Conte has said he will not let money keep him from keeping or acquiring coaches. In January, he gave defensive coordinator Todd Orlando a hefty raise to $1.7 million after a successful first season.

Orlando’s name was bandied about by other schools for their defensive coordinator vacancies. He earned $1.09 million for the 2017 season. Orlando was the first assistant in UT history to earn more than $1 million annually.

Also, Del Conte paid up to assemble his executive cabinet. Drew Martin, who will oversee UT external operations, and Shawn Eichorst, who will guide UT’s internal operations, will both receive a base salary worth $220,000 annually, according to open records.

That’s below the salary totals for established UT administrators Arthur Johnson ($305,910) and Amy Folan ($298,500). Chris Plonsky, Del Conte’s chief of staff, was scheduled to earn $448,000 in base salary during the 2017-18 academic year, according to UT salary information previously obtained by the American-Statesman.

3leftturns

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Boy... that seems like a bevy of well-paid stuffed shirts in athletics
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Boy... that seems like a bevy of well-paid stuffed shirts in athletics


So I will ask you and others a question.  With money being thrown around like that does it mean if your a coach at Texas you must win a national championship within a 5 year window or you are out.  How secure would one be just getting into the WCWS?
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With the exception of Alabama, where Patrick Murphy now is the most grossly underpaid coach in the P5 biz, any school would take White's performance the past 9 years for $450K a year -- NO years without making supers while going 27-0 in regionals, and most of the years ending in OKC -- with two of the supers losses going three games.

But, even if he replicates the past nine years and doesn't win a natty, the spoilage factor (as wholly evidenced by webfoot's yappings) will set in among those with short memories


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So I will ask you and others a question.  With money being thrown around like that does it mean if your a coach at Texas you must win a national championship within a 5 year window or you are out.  How secure would one be just getting into the WCWS?
By stuffed shirts, I mean all those lieutenants of the AD... Looks like a Saban coaching staff
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By stuffed shirts, I mean all those lieutenants of the AD... Looks like a Saban coaching staff


Looks like a good time to be getting an Asst Coaching job.

How likely is it we start to see some of these bottom feeding, habitual losing HC start to end up on the Staffs of some of the better programs with high paid coaches?
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Hey Lefty, do you happen to know Coach White’s record in regionals?😉
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Hey Lefty, do you happen to know Coach White’s record in regionals?😉

The guy at the end of the bar said to hell with the regionals.
His record at OKC is what counts..
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So I will ask you and others a question.  With money being thrown around like that does it mean if your a coach at Texas you must win a national championship within a 5 year window or you are out.  How secure would one be just getting into the WCWS?

Not sure if serious.  But, no.

Our new AD (whose expectations and aspirations seem higher than the prior regime) has stated that his goal is get our athletic programs to be Top 10 nationally and competing for national championships.  Some of our programs are there; some are on the right track; and, some just won't be getting there with the current head coaches (women's soccer, for example).

White will be fine as long as he improves the program each season going forward.  While Connie didn't leave the cupboards bare, she didn't leave behind Top 25 talent, IMO.  So, in year one, if White can get Texas to the regional final (Top 32) he will have done better than Connie did the last 3-4 seasons.  Once he improves the talent level with more elite recruits, then the expectations will rise (and justly so).
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Hey Lefty, do you happen to know Coach White’s record in regionals?😉
The people yapping about him apparently need to be reminded of it.

So, I go all Donny Donowitz....and obliiiiiige them
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With the exception of Alabama, where Patrick Murphy now is the most grossly underpaid coach in the P5 biz, any school would take White's performance the past 9 years for $450K a year -- NO years without making supers while going 27-0 in regionals, and most of the years ending in OKC -- with two of the supers losses going three games.

But, even if he replicates the past nine years and doesn't win a natty, the spoilage factor (as wholly evidenced by webfoot's yappings) will set in among those with short memories




Ohhh you are one of those types................................  Just like summer league softball where one of  my co-workers went to watch  and the coach did not want the players to know the final score because one was getting hammered so the score board was turned off.



Everyone wins a trophy[rolleyes]  
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Our new AD (whose expectations and aspirations seem higher than the prior regime) has stated that his goal is get our athletic programs to be Top 10 nationally and competing for national championships.




That is fair enough to your point but don't you think the likes of Oklahoma, Notre Dame,  Alabama and Washington, FSU, UCLA and about 100 other schools out of 250 plus have athletic directors saying the same thing?

For others, if your own athletic director is not saying this exact same thing then it is time to dump her or him.




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That is fair enough to your point but don't you think the likes of Oklahoma, Notre Dame,  Alabama and Washington, FSU, UCLA and about 100 other schools out of 250 plus have athletic directors saying the same thing?

For others, if your own athletic director is not saying this exact same thing then it is time to dump her or him.

Actually, I don't.  Our AD was quoted as saying it.  Some other schools' ADs might be saying it, but not all; some might be saying it, but not backing it up.  You would have to look at all their individual sports programs to see if the recent hires they are making are with the intention of becoming a Top 10 program; and, if the coaches they are retaining are doing the job to be a Top 10 program.

Just a few thoughts from my memory:

Oklahoma - doesn't really care about women's volleyball.  From what I was told, Coach Restrepo was given very limited resources to be successful.  Their new hire doesn't look to be Top 10 capable.  Sherri Coale's women's basketball program seems to be getting worse and worse after a lot of national success; don't think they are even considered a Top 32 program right now but she is making over $1 million a season; doesn't even hold summer basketball camps.

Washington -- not too familiar with many of their programs; but, naming a Syracuse assistant basketball coach as their new men's head coach doesn't move the needle for me or show that they want to be Top 10 nationally.  Men's baseball was a #3 seed in the NCAA tourney (33-48) this Spring, but caught fire and made it to the CWS.

Notre Dame - has been searching for a  new Track & Field coach.  Doesn't seem intent on being Top 10 nationally with the candidates being mentioned.  They made a splash hire in women's volleyball (from Washington) about 3 years ago; but, he wasn't able to lead team to the NCAA tournament in two seasons; he recently resigned due to back issues.  Not sure who they will hire to replace him, but that will indicate to us if they want success, or will settle for more mediocrity.

UCLA -- one of the best overall sports programs, if not the best (based on total national championships) in the country.  Women's basketball finally made the Elite 8 after like 20 years absence, I believe.  Probably the program closest to being Top 10 in most sports (except for football and men's basketball where they haven't been Top 25 most recent seasons).

Florida State -- has really turned things up a notch the last decade in women's softball, volleyball, basketball, and soccer.  Not sure they place much of an emphasis on being Top 10 in golf, tennis, swimming, and track and field (women's side).

Alabama -- the fact that they hired a women's basketball head coach in Kristy Curry who was about to get the boot in Texas Tech for underachieving, that tells me they have no intentions of being Top 10 in that sport.  Same for women's volleyball where they don't even make the NCAA tournament.  Other than women's golf and softball, probably one of the worst overall women's athletic programs in the SEC.


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Ohhh you are one of those types................................  Just like summer league softball where one of  my co-workers went to watch  and the coach did not want the players to know the final score because one was getting hammered so the score board was turned off.



Everyone wins a trophy[rolleyes]  
A**hat.... the ENTIRETY of my posts is about scoreboard.

Please enlighten us with the number of coaches with better WCWS resumes than White since 2010.

Go ahead.

Won't hold my breath
Southie

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Welcome to Chelsea Spencer

https://texassports.com/news/2018/7/10/softball-announces-chelsea-spencer-as-new-assistant-coach.aspx
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I predict O'Leary, the 6'2 Valencia HS pitching all-american, makes an immediate huge impact for Texas.
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