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So, who do we hire?
What coaches are available?
What young, up and coming assistants are out there?
I am not coaching right now, so I might be interested
We should look at the first year coach at Morehead st
Sean Woods, who previously spent time with five Division I men’s basketball programs and led Mississippi Valley State to the 2012 NCAA Tournament, is in his first season as head coach at Morehead State.
Woods led Mississippi Valley State to 50 overall wins and 44 Southwestern Athletic Conference victories from 2008-2012. The 2011-12 Delta Devils finished 21-13 overall, 17-1 in the SWAC, won the conference tournament and advanced to the school’s fifth-ever NCAA Tournament.
MVSU improved by 14 overall wins and 10 conference victories from his first season to his fourth. Woods was recognized as the 2011-12 SWAC Coach of the Year and earned the prestigious Ben Jobe Award, which honors the top minority coach in NCAA Division I men’s college basketball.
Prior to accepting the head position in Itta Bena, Miss., Woods spent time on the coaching staffs at TCU (2006-08), Texas A&M Corpus Christi (2005-06) and High Point (2003-05).
Woods may be best known as one of the “Unforgettables” from Kentucky’s 1992 East Regional final team. He scored 21 points against Duke in one of the NCAA Tournament’s most memorable games.
Woods, a UK Athletic Hall of Famer, played in 91 games for the Wildcats from 1989-92. He was coached by Rick Pitino, Tubby Smith, Herb Sendek and Billy Donovan at Kentucky. Pitino, Smith and Donovan all have won national championships as head coaches.
He and his wife, Dashaynia, have two sons -- Martiese Morones (26) and DeSean Woods (11).
"Faster horses, Younger women, Older whiskey, More money"
I would stay away from Woods. He has some serious anger issues and received alot of bad pub for an incident with a player this year
This post was edited by JCLJAG 16 months ago
I've always thought of two guys:
#1 - Dennis Felton. Won big at WKU. Great guy. Knows the league and how to win it.
#2 - Eric Musselman. The son of Bill might be a basketball genius on the level of his father, but is supposed to be hard to work with and has a DUI in his distant past. Won a ridiculous amount on the lower level of professional ball and was a head coach for two NBA teams. Currently an assistant at Arizona State. He's professed his desire to be a head coach on the college level and what could be more poetic than coming to the the school that his father worked wonders at.
Let it be known , though, that I really like the assistants we have and I think Dominique Taylor is a real force in recruiting that we would miss if he left. I'm hoping that Price and company do something special and get a shot at holding this group together.
This post was edited by Doug Konkel 16 months ago
A couple of very good assistant coaches I like are..
Matt Graves at Butler..He and Stevens have done a great job and have the blue print for building a mid major.
Dwayne Stephens at Michigan St relentless recruiter and very good at coaching post players..Izzo's righthand man for a while now
I like both he and Michael Taylor.
Horizontally enhanced, vertically challenged, follically impaired...
Although I'm not sure coach Jeff Arrow is going to be much different than coach Ronnie Price
Well played, CB.
I really think the job is Price's to win or lose. I understand he's a player's coach, and is well liked by our guys. If this team goes on to perform well and makes the tourney.... well, then the Price is right.
This post was edited by cb960 16 months ago
I vote we get behind Price.
I'm a machine, jerk!
Personally, I do not vote for him. If we hire him, we get no more excitement for the program than we currently have. We need someone people can get excited about and talk about. Price doesn't do that for me at all and doesn't have a good pedigree from a big program like Pelphrey did.
I say we go after a young assistant from a big program.
Winning will produce all the excitement we need. Give me W's over charisma any day. No offense intended but Ellis wasn't the king of charm, nor was Musselman, but those were some of the most exciting times in Jag BB history. Just win and the fans and recruits will follow. I don't know Coach Price but I'm happy to give him the rest of this season as his audition.
And if it doesn't work, how about Dale Osbourne? He probably has more coaching experience than any other alums.
Yes, however, those days are long gone. It's time USA stop looking at "what we did in USA history" and get with the times. Players these days don't want to come play for an old guy at what currently is a low mid major. I hate to keep referencing him, but players liked Pelphrey because he had a playing history at a big time program and coached at one...a history on the big stage tells players that he can get them there too. That, hopefully, brings in good recruits and also wins and excitement.
Having said that, I am interested to see what Price does, but unless he just absolutely wows us all, I think he should be a long shot.
Crap. I corrected that right after I posted it but you must have started your high comedy before my edit posted.
You spend too much time online.
How about Jason Hamm
You know, there's an assistant at Florida with head coaching experience in the SBC & SEC... He even won a SBC Championship and went to the Tourney & the NIT.
I like him, but some don't.
How about this guy: Kevin Keatts at Louisville, very impressive record: "Keatts' success as a prep coach is staggering. In 10 seasons in two separate stints as the head coach at Hargrave (1999-2001, 2003-2011), he compiled an incredible 262-17 record with two national prep titles (2004, 2008), three runner-up finishes (2005, 2006, 2009) and two additional appearances among the final four prep teams (2007, 2010). Keatts won his second national prep title with a perfect 29-0 record, the school's first ever undefeated season. His teams lost one or fewer games on six occasions."
Or Matthew Graves at Butler; Rick Carter at Missouri...
If Pelphrey did it the right way I wouldn't necessarily mind it. I felt last time he kept trying to build a team to have one big year and move on. In doing so he took some at-risk players to try and accomplish this. It didn't necessarily happen for him and he spent longer here than he thought. But in the end we suffered in the APR department greatly. We lost a scholarships. If he didn’t repeat those mistakes I might be in with him. I know that he is very grateful to USA for the opportunity the last time and how Gottfried handled the situation when Pelphrey lost his child. He might would be interested in coming back. I’m indifferent on him. I wouldn’t be opposed to him but I’m not going to be strongly advocating for him either.
I liked Pelphrey too, but he had those APR issues and I don't think he was an especially good in-game coach.
Great guy and he did finally figure some things out but I have a feeling that many people just saw the conclusion of a Coach 2.0 experiment and don't want another.
No rerun this time.
We should go after John Calipari, Coach K, Tom Izzo, Billy Donovan, Rick Pitino, or Roy Williams IMO.
Although I didn't play, but if I had won the 250+ million dollar powerball lottery, I'd have built SkullyMaroo Stadium on the campus of USA and I'd put millions of dollars into the athletic department with millions earmarked for a big name basketball coach to come and build us something.
I do like Pelphrey, but I agree. Reruns are never good, unless its Friends or The Office.
Rob Moxley, NC State - has SBC experience and apparently is an incredible recruiter
Jeff Capel - Duke Assistant, former VCU and Oklahoma Head Coach
Butch Pierre - Oklahomas State Assistant, top recruiter, former LSU assistant
or any of these: http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/58925/top-ten-thursday-assistants-40-and-under
This post was edited by kjag3 16 months ago
I really likethe idea of Matthew Graves from Butler. He knows what it takes to be a successful mid-major program. The assistants from the major schools are used to finding and developing blue chips not under the radar guys like we will be going after.
If all else fails, I'm pretty sure Bruce Pearl is available.
Would Coach Pietri get an interview? I think he's a hell of a coach.
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