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HenryLouisAaron

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<< Now, if Kelsey Stevens had suddenly rolled up PL's numbers ... then you got me >> (3LT)

<< Kelsey Stevens also had huge back problems, thus her unorthodox delivery, so I would say Lombardi did an excellent job of getting Stevens to be able to throw at all her last year playing. >> (Janie)

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Kelsey Stevens was their best option - after Ricketts and Gascoigne both graduated in 2013.
And Stevens went on to lead the nation in wins with 38 in 2014.
She started 51 games...  and pitched 275 innings.
Her 2.44 ERA was not among the greatest in the game... 
but she still deserves some recognition for being a tremendous work horse for that team... 
and getting the job done most of the time.

Paige Parker came along as a freshman in 2015... and very deservedly took the lead role away from Stevens.
Parker went 28-7 with a 1.65 ERA as a freshman.
Stevens still managed to put up a 9-1 record in a much reduced role.

Kelsey Stevens had a 56-14 record in her three years at Oklahoma for an .800 winning percentage.
How many of your DDs have had that kind of success..? 

I highly doubt she would have been as successful as she was... without the instruction and guidance that coach Lombardi provided her.
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<< And, just because FLOsoftball didn't rank her, and she was a FGCU commit until Coach Walton woke up from his nap at the wheel.... LeLe Ocasio was an absolute stud, certainly the first time I saw her in 2013.   SIX....TOOL...PLAYER  >> (3LT)

<< Agreed! >> (CoachZ)

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I can agree that she is an excellent player. And she is having a very good season  in the circle in 2018.

But... her batting numbers have really slipped.
  BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   2B  3B  HR   EBH   HB  BB   SO
.253  .333  .414  .747     4   3     2      9      0   14   19

As for SIX tools... 
she has shown little power this year.
And she has never really been a HR hitter in her college career.
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Earlier I said Matt Micheal was new hitting coach at Arkansas....I was wrong and stand corrected. Coach Yolanda is the hitting coach.....and she obviously is doing a good job

Sorry for the mis-information
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Anyone know how Rittman is doing so far at Clemson? Staff? Recruits?
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I get this is a D1 discussion but not all the best coaches are D1 coaches... I'd argue some of the lower level coaches have to do a lot more considering the talent gap... But regardless, John Tschida is on this list potentially on either list.  When he presents as clinics, D1 coaches take notes.  

Mike Roberts should be on the Pitching list.  

Cat Osterman on the pitching list?  Was impressed with her throwers at Texas State when I saw them earlier in the spring. 




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Even if she does, I’d love a reference as to which pitcher has developed while at UCLA.
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and occasionally Fernandez too. All of them are well versed in each part of the game.  
I don't know, it just struck me as funny that the greatest player of all time is referred to as "well versed" [cool]  But honestly I have no clue whether she is a good coach or not.   Whoever the pitching coach is at UCLA has some major "failures to perform" from travel studs to explain over these past ten years.

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She may or may not be a good coach, but from personal experience, I don't believe she's a very good person. Most good coaches are good people first.
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I get this is a D1 discussion but not all the best coaches are D1 coaches... I'd argue some of the lower level coaches have to do a lot more considering the talent gap... But regardless, John Tschida is on this list potentially on either list.  When he presents as clinics, D1 coaches take notes.  

Mike Roberts should be on the Pitching list.  

Cat Osterman on the pitching list?  Was impressed with her throwers at Texas State when I saw them earlier in the spring. 





You are correct. Coach O (Cat Osterman) should also be on the list. She not only has taken Rupp to the next level but is also doing a nice job with freshman King. Reallly works on mechanics and the mental side of the game.
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She may or may not be a good coach, but from personal experience, I don't believe she's a very good person. Most good coaches are good people first.
 I have no personal experience with her, but agree with your comment about good coaches being good people first... that is only true if you believe a coach also has the role of teacher and mentor, not just in the limited scope of that sport, but in the scope of life.   I think most posters here would agree that the greatest benefit of competing in sport lies in the intellectual and emotional tools acquired in the pursuit of excellence, and those tools translate very well to life in both career and home.

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I think good coaches care about their players. They may be egotistical and hard headed, but in the end, they can gauge their impact through the development, both mental and physical, of their players. Nothing better than having a player run up you haven't seen for a couple of years with a big grin on their face, just happy to see you again. Priceless!
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I think good coaches care about their players. They may be egotistical and hard headed, but in the end, they can gauge their impact through the development, both mental and physical, of their players. Nothing better than having a player run up you haven't seen for a couple of years with a big grin on their face, just happy to see you again. Priceless!


So Fernandez ignored this player?  The one who ran up to her happy to see her?
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So Fernandez ignored this player?  The one who ran up to her happy to see her?


What player?

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I heard Fernandez is a good coach but a psycho bitc* at times
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So Fernandez ignored this player?  The one who ran up to her happy to see her?
 I don't think Fresh's comment was about Fernandez, just a comment in general.  I'm going to assume that Fresh has had (or observed) some other unpleasant experience with Fernandez that led to his original comment, since he said "from personal experience".

Which by the way reminds me of the power of the media, of which these forums are a part.   With information so readily available about just about anything these days, it behooves anybody in the public eye to remember that nothing ever is really private.  I also think it is good of Fresh to post this.   The more everyone knows about coaches, teachers, managers, ADs, etc, the more informed they can be to make decisions about spending several years under their tutelage.  Of course this is one experience.   There could be dozens of others who might post the opposite.   Due diligence is the key.

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I heard Fernandez is a good coach but a psycho bitc* at times
 I don't mind a psycho bitc* if it benefits others... you can call it both ways at the WCWS last year, but a lot of people would agree with me that it is good to see a coach go ballistic (psycho bitc*) sometimes in taking their players' back.  It's pretty rare these days, very old school.

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