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Now please stay the hell off the coaching thread.

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I really don't think Clint Meyers knew anything about Corey's indiscretions.
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What difference does it make what the thread is called? Someone start a MD thread and the posts will be on there. So the kids had "fun"? That's what college sports is about! Lol. It's about winning madam. Julie, if that's you or your mom, putting up stats on St. Francis is really rationalizing your 180 RPI. The fact remains that this is make or break year with this program and the Big Ten is filled with teams that are better than St. Francis. This is a MD coaching staff that is in over their heads. Kumbaya everyone.
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I think the new Md Softball thread is Great Thank you! Ranks right up there with Auburn.    

Maryland needs to sweep cross town recruiting rival Towson in two weeks. This still may not be good enough for next year. Reading the Towson head coaches bio it seems she puts out some very nice teams. I would have to believe she’s playing to win this one.  But, from what I understand Md beat them up pretty good last year, Md must sweep.                                                                                                                                                                            

If Maryland doesn’t sweep Towson. Julie Wright and her partner should take the next flight out to their Mexico retreat for the winter. Towson it seems has a lot of the good local Md talent. It appears Towson pitching is weak, with the exception of a local player. The new Md hitting coach Victoria Hayward may finally find some success, the jury is still out on her. The team really hasn’t shown much improvement since her arrival. If it wasn’t for 2 long balls  to win games against GT and St Francis, the  fall the record would be terrible.                                                                                                   

 I’d like to note the two players who took the ball yard to save the fall were not Julie Wright recruits. The senior is a Watten left over can you imagine that! The sophomore is a definite Deifel recruit. This would be Deifels  4th year, ever think where the Md program would be right now. Another great non action decision made by the  Md admin SB super Kristin Brown. 

 I read a couple posts regarding Julie Wright’s mothers involvement in the SB program. So I did some checking with my contact. From what I’m told Julie Wright’s mom - AKA Mommie B - spent 2 weeks last year, with the team in Fla, in the team house. Bonding with players and preaching Wright family values. She apparently gave an hour long speech at the end of the year softball banquet. I was told in her speech she warned the players to stay off social media. Well, our President loves it, how is she going to keep the Md players off. After seeing Torey Tyson’s post on this board she may want to give Tory and Julie both a sit down. Stay Off The Dumb Message Board. ( anyone still have that Tyson oldie but goodie) From what I was told, there were quit few people at last year’s softball banquet scratching their heads after the mom’s speech.                                                                

 Julie has been working the players and parents for fundraising activities lockers and whatever. One of the teams jokes seems to me that, 3 or 4 of the players parents that Julie pushed out. Their parents made $2000 donations to have their kids names placed on the lockers. Hum…..not sure why that’s funny. But,  before I’d buy a locker, I’d make sure there is a declaimer that if my daughter doesn’t finish. I get my money back.  Wonder if Mommie B bought a locker with her name on it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 Rumor has it the team will be going to Fla again Jan 6th this year. Mommy B has a lot of work to do this year!  What a circus down there.

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Maybe your "contacts" could tell you the players aren't even on campus on Jan 6th.
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Maybe your "contacts" could tell you the players aren't even on campus on Jan 6th.


spazsdad, players come back early in January for the Spring ball training. Just like the team did last year when they came back early before going to Florida. If my information is off by a day or two forgive me. The fact is the team is going to Florida. What are you doing on this thread anyway?

What a douche. 
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Mommie B, now that's funny. I heard of take your kid to work day, but take your mother to work week must be the new trend. What other way to talk family than to bring in mom. This is of course, after you have railroaded 8 kids out the door. That's a dysfunctional family. Yes, that Florida trip proved to be invaluable to last year's success. Oh wait, never mind. Last year was a complete embarrassment. Coaching staff quit, didn't make the Big 10 tournament and then Tori, social media, Tyson rolls into town and the fun continues.

On another note, spazsdad, stay off of our Maryland site. It is ours now and you can't post. And don't call me names, I might call my mother to come after you.
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True the team did go to FL last year and had to be back on campus a week or so earlier to leave for the FL fiasco.  The team was scheduled in two different houses with the team moving back and forth 3 times during their FL stay.  "Mommie B" was there with groceries and sermons in hand - to what benefit I don't understand.      Players sucked it up because that is what you do to stay on the team........            Julie did her usual head games having the players stand in a straight line, while asking the those players who had been "discriminated" against stand forward while those who never were discriminated against step "backwards." Don't see that as productive just a mind "f" with 18 and 20 year old females.
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Barkbox, that story can't be true. It sounds like some kind of cult induction or a gestapo interrogation. I can't imagine in this day and age college students willing to accept such crazy stuff. Moving back and forth was classic "I'm in control of your lives" stuff. Sort of like boot camp in the Marines. Does the administration at Maryland, what's that lady's name, Kristin Brown? acknowledge that this is cool to do? Is she experienced enough to be a Sports Administrator or is she just a flunky?
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This absolutely happened....and that is the short version. Absolute madness. Mama B was the team chef and preacher. I can say with 100% certainty, more than a few girls came back from the team bonding several pounds lighter due to the food restrictions. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Yes, the administration was made fully aware of the goings on, both off and during season. Kristen Brown was fully aware of what was happening and told more than one of the girls who spoke up, maybe they were misunderstanding what Coach Wright was trying to convey! After many student athlete and parent concerns were taken all the way up the chain, Kristen Brown was tasked with traveling with the team to California. The showing there at UCR was less than stellar. Coach Wright instructed the girls to silently walk to the awaiting bus, while Kristen Brown conveniently walked the other direction. Once on the bus and doors closed, Wright proceeded to scream so loudly that family and fans still making their way out of the stadium could hear...but oddly, Kristen Brown could not!

The whole program is a dumpster fire begging to be extinguished!
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Barkbox, that story can't be true. It sounds like some kind of cult induction or a gestapo interrogation. I can't imagine in this day and age college students willing to accept such crazy stuff. Moving back and forth was classic "I'm in control of your lives" stuff. Sort of like boot camp in the Marines. Does the administration at Maryland, what's that lady's name, Kristin Brown? acknowledge that this is cool to do? Is she experienced enough to be a Sports Administrator or is she just a flunky?


That's pretty naive way of thinking, especially with a D1 college program. Some of the mental games Mickey Dean played while at Radford & JMU border on legendary. 

While I'm sure it sounds a little sideways, it's all about building a team culture which can be handed down & run by the players year to year to the new members. The MD situation sounds like a nightmare but, certainly seemed to have worked during the Dean tenures @ Radford & JMU.

Next up Auburn Softball. Just watch
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Always a Terp, they were told to march silently to the bus? Was this because they lost? What could they have done other than that? Kristen Brown, if you are reading this please tell us if you heard about the screaming after you went the other way. You were out there to watch them and you got snookered it appears.
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Always a Terp, they were told to march silently to the bus? Was this because they lost? What could they have done other than that? Kristen Brown, if you are reading this please tell us if you heard about the screaming after you went the other way. You were out there to watch them and you got snookered it appears.


Yes...they lost. Didn't play well. Mental errors. Played scared. Her issue was that they "embarrassed " her.

Of course Kristen Brown knew. How could she not??? To date, 9...NINE DIFFERENT PLAYERS have been in Kristen Browns office to discuss, show proof and plead for help and support! So far....NOTHING!

What a joke!
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Players that are well coached generally don't embarrass their coach, at least from the mental side.
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Trudat you can get something out of those games in College Park. Together, their combined record last year was roughly 30 wins 110 loses. It was the Battle of the worst D1  teams in Maryland \ DC.   

Hearing Julie Wright’s statements that the last two years were because of Laura Watten’ s bad recruiting decisions. Made me do a little fact checking on Watten era players. Julie, Great way to build Alum support for the Md softball program.                                                                                                                                                                                                    
My contact who is very close to the program now, verified that the Watten thing was Julie’s Wright’s recruiting approach. He also said there’s an upper classmen now talking about the T word to some? I’d move up that January trip to Fla, and get that team bonding in high gear.                                                                                                                                                          
If I’m off by a couple forgive me. There were 27 times Watten recruited players earned post season All ACC and All Big Ten conference honors. Below is what I could find, this does not include the regional honors, NFCA  etc. I know there are plenty of those. 

 All ACC Pitcher OF THE YEAR

ALL ACC BATTING CHAMPION

ALL ACC 1ST TEAM PLAYERS

ALL   ACC 2ND TEAM PLAYERS

ALL ACC TOURNAMENT TEAM PLAYERS

ALL ACC  FRESHMAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR

ALL BIG TEN 1ST TEAM PLAYER

ALL BIG TEN 2ND TEAM PLAYERS

Many of these players helped their teams go to 3 NCAA tournaments 

Several Watten players are now coaching d1 including Coach Shultz who is now at Wrights old ISU school. Shultz was an All ACC - NFCA honoree that holds many school records. In the past two years, she has coached the Big Sky and New Comer players of the year. On top of helping clean up the Bullying problem investigated by the Big Sky Conference the year after Wright left. The same complaints the Md administration received in Wright’s first 2 years.  Julie Wright needs to take ownership of the mess in College Park.   

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I have heard that Kevin Anderson the MD AD may be history. There have been alledged NCAA violations for burying information related to student athletes. This is what happened in the Julie Wright fiasco, look the other way. If this is true the Wright program may be looked at for all of its problems and the new AD will send her to Mexico
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https://www.dawgnation.com/football/dawgnation/former-uga-athletic-director-damon-evans-now-running-maryland-athletic-department

You want to know why softball at Maryland has been allowed to sink to the bottom. Look what's happening at the top.
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True the team did go to FL last year and had to be back on campus a week or so earlier to leave for the FL fiasco.  The team was scheduled in two different houses with the team moving back and forth 3 times during their FL stay.  "Mommie B" was there with groceries and sermons in hand - to what benefit I don't understand.      Players sucked it up because that is what you do to stay on the team........            Julie did her usual head games having the players stand in a straight line, while asking the those players who had been "discriminated" against stand forward while those who never were discriminated against step "backwards." Don't see that as productive just a mind "f" with 18 and 20 year old females.

I realize the things written about the Maryland softball program, some may find funny or entertaining. But, what Julie Wright did to all those young ladies was totally wrong. Then, after getting rid of the all those players. They go to camp, she lines them up and continually tries to humiliate anyone that doesn’t drink the cool – aid. What has she really accomplished, last years team had another terrible season, even after all the drama, and all the so called Bad ones were gone. This year’s team hasn’t shown much improvement, and she even pushed out more players this fall. Her program is under the public microscope, and has a black cloud over it. She has blamed players that she didn’t recruit for the teams lack of success and has upset the alum base. This can't be normal.                                                      

 What she has done is ruin several young ladies college dreams, and now sees herself plastered negatively all over national softball boards like this. She created an environment where even her new assistance coach believed she had to publicly defend herself on this board, which is unheard of. In the process, Tory Tyson has embarrassed herself, the Maryland Softball program, with that entire explanation of the -  it wasn’t me - posting on this board, that was crazy. Those 9 players Julie pushed out are damaged for life, leaving their parents and family members, with the task trying to help salvage their self-respect. The way she did it, segregating them in practice, humiliating them in front of team members, having team members socially out cast them, was horrific for these young women. Young women today have enough challenges in life, they don’t need this from a D1 Women softball coach.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

I have the utmost respect for the two coaches that left the program last year. Bottom line, they saw what was going on and didn’t want to be a part of this. These weren’t hold over coaches from the previous administration. They were quality coaches with a great back ground that Julie Wright herself brought in. Think about this Julie, some of the players and parents knew they were leaving way before you did, what does that tell you.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

The Maryland Administration Kevin Anderson and Kristin Brown should be brought to task for letting this happen.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


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You want to know why softball at Maryland has been allowed to sink to the bottom. Look what's happening at the top.


The entire Maryland debacle from softball to the administration seems unbelievable. We will never know the real story about Kevin Anderson for some time. Only good news is One down One to go.  Looks like its Julie Wrights turn in the batter’s box now, hopefully some new eyes look at what she’s done and moves her and Kristin Brown on.  Save all your Julie Wright letters you sent to Anderson, hopefully someone new will look at them and the entire softball mess the proper way.

Hopefully Evans is only there for 6 months. There has to be some excellent talent out there ready and willing  to fill that position.      

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Evans won't do anything. He will stay under the radar with the hope that he keeps this job. That is of course he starts driving around town,... nevermind.
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I realize the things written about the Maryland softball program, some may find funny or entertaining. But, what Julie Wright did to all those young ladies was totally wrong. Then, after getting rid of the all those players. They go to camp, she lines them up and continually tries to humiliate anyone that doesn’t drink the cool – aid. What has she really accomplished, last years team had another terrible season, even after all the drama, and all the so called Bad ones were gone. This year’s team hasn’t shown much improvement, and she even pushed out more players this fall. Her program is under the public microscope, and has a black cloud over it. She has blamed players that she didn’t recruit for the teams lack of success and has upset the alum base. This can't be normal.                                                      

 What she has done is ruin several young ladies college dreams, and now sees herself plastered negatively all over national softball boards like this. She created an environment where even her new assistance coach believed she had to publicly defend herself on this board, which is unheard of. In the process, Tory Tyson has embarrassed herself, the Maryland Softball program, with that entire explanation of the -  it wasn’t me - posting on this board, that was crazy. Those 9 players Julie pushed out are damaged for life, leaving their parents and family members, with the task trying to help salvage their self-respect. The way she did it, segregating them in practice, humiliating them in front of team members, having team members socially out cast them, was horrific for these young women. Young women today have enough challenges in life, they don’t need this from a D1 Women softball coach.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

I have the utmost respect for the two coaches that left the program last year. Bottom line, they saw what was going on and didn’t want to be a part of this. These weren’t hold over coaches from the previous administration. They were quality coaches with a great back ground that Julie Wright herself brought in. Think about this Julie, some of the players and parents knew they were leaving way before you did, what does that tell you.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

The Maryland Administration Kevin Anderson and Kristin Brown should be brought to task for letting this happen.



I couldn't agree more with everything you have said.  And while it is not my intent to slander the two assistants who left, your comments do cause one to ponder the two assistant coaches ....leaving a trail of damage behind them and doing nothing to help the players directly impacted by the damage, both during their time assisting at Maryland and post departure.   One might even say they were a party to the destruction and damage to the players.  And while they may have had their own successes, if the issues at Maryland were the reason they left, it doesn't say much for their character leaving things the way they did, with a trail of damage in their wake.  They could have stood up/spoke up.


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You agree with everything I've said, then why don't you step up!! Really...write a letter to the new Ad when he or she comes on board. But you have a problem with the coaches  for not speaking up. 9 brave young women spoke up and were taken out by Julie Wright and the sad Ad and his girl Brown. Those coaches sent a message by their actions that wasn't heard by the administration. Go get ready for Towson. Your sad!!       
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You agree with everything I've said, then why don't you step up!! Really...write a letter to the new Ad when he or she comes on board. But you have a problem with the coaches  for not speaking up. 9 brave young women spoke up and were taken out by Julie Wright and the sad Ad and his girl Brown. Those coaches sent a message by their actions that wasn't heard by the administration. Go get ready for Towson. Your sad!!     



It's an opinion, which is what this board is for,  that would appear to support those victimized and also make a point with regard to the assistants -  that others beyond the players and their families could have had a voice and helped to make a difference. And I certainly don't dispute that the players who stood up were brave.  And frankly, as assistants  regardless of whether  they were just taking their direction  from the coach or not undoubtedly contributed to the mess.   Not sure why your so upset, but ok.  If you say so, I guess I'm sad.  Either way, and since you brought it up, it appears that  the  "silent actions" upon their departures were ineffective.   So maybe next time, they should speak louder or earlier.   Which could have possibly spared the poor players such destruction.  Just thinking outside the box.  This will end my engagement with you on this subject because I don't like having direct insults made at me for no reason.  So I'll just go take my sad self and get ready for Towson.  Hmmmmm

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You want to know why softball at Maryland has been allowed to sink to the bottom. Look what's happening at the top.

Evans was a rising star until he got caught with that woman with no drawers on. 
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I can't fault the former assistants. They saw that the inexperienced Kristen Brown and the disengaged AD did nothing when players and parents complained about Julie Wight. They got out without making waves.
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I can't fault the former assistants. They saw that the inexperienced Kristen Brown and the disengaged AD did nothing when players and parents complained about Julie Wight. They got out without making waves.


Okay, I'll bite.  You are entitled to you opinion and I respect that.  But I am entitled to disagree and I do.  I don't see how their exodus without making waves is/was good for anyone except themselves.  They were in positions of leadership, privy to information and direction (good or bad) from the coach.  They had first hand knowledge of what went on day to day, game to game, season to season, and whether or not all the allegations were true.  They were the proof so to speak above the average player complaining syndrome.    During that two year period, they not only followed the direction of the coach, but thru their actions (or inaction's from what I understand when it came to certain players), they contributed to the distress of the team as a whole and definitely to the 9 players.  Did they stand up and take issue with the decisions while they were there?  Did they coach everyone to the best of their ability, and promote everyone on the team?  Not according to the posts I've read.  And I'm sure there is more there that's not been said on this board.  Instead, from what I have seen here, they went along with it all - didn't stand up for all the players, or at least not the 9 that left (likely contributed to their individual demise), and knew all along what was going on.  Then jumped ship.  Without helping those that sadly, looked up to them.  How is that right?   

As "assistant coaches" (not two year olds), they had two years of first hand knowledge combined which would  have been plenty to share with administration against the existing regime. (Seems the 9 players that stood up are hands and fist above the assistant coaching title. How is their not coming forward any better then the accusations made against the coach, KB, or the AD).  Coming forward may have saved some of the players from what was endured.  Which to be correct, is awful.    Had they done this, one might surmise that the coach wouldn't be there today, hence some if not all of the 9 would have finished their careers and/or wouldn't be dragging around the proverbial baggage they have now been sadly saddled with.  And yeah, the assistants were part of the saddling process but were out to save their own skin so that took priority.     Yeah, life is tough, but it should never have been this tough for the players.  While I realize this thread is not directed at the assistants personally, and it was not my original intent to belabor it or them, to pretend that they are off the hook is interesting.  That's like saying "oh well, I got mine, so to hell with you".   And I do have an issue with that.   Oh, I get it, par for the course for Maryland.   Nope, not buying it.  They knew, they ignored it for their careers or to save their reputations with their peers at the sacrifice of the players.   That is awful.   They'll  have to live with themselves.  My apologies if this offends you or anyone else, but this is how I see it.  Seems to me that there is somewhat of a double standard in this case.  Especially with Marylands win/lose record, one couldn't argue on behalf of the "other" players, one can only argue that those involved in positions of authority, perceived or otherwise,  either don't see the bigger picture, or don't care.

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