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  1. ClarkC

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    I think you mean Nelson Vick from Ohio State. His main problem is playing too high in the lineup because the roster is weak. You could dump on just about any #5 guy in the country if he had to play #3 every week.
     
  2. goldy0084

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    No I definitely do not mean Nelson. Maik Ulrich was who I was referring to. He played in and out at the bottom and lost to Gardner Webb's 6 guy. Not exactly the "stud" they were looking for on big money in January.
     
  3. ClarkC

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    Not sure if I even remember hearing about him. I have to think he was not getting big scholarship money if he was never in the starting lineup at UCLA.
     
  4. goldy0084

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    No, he came in on a full at January and I assume he is getting the karate chop.
     
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    Tim Siegel announced he is coming back to Texas Tech and will not be retiring after all.
     
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    Andy Jackson named HC at Arkansas, pretty huge hire in Razorback Country
     
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    things just got real in the natural state.
     
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    Yeah, he found out there was one more player in Brazil that he hasn't recruited yet.
     
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    Haha.. Thats funny!! Good one..
     
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    Belated congrats to Andy.
     
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    I was wondering if someone closer to the Wisconsin athletics program can explain the new women's coach hire. The reason I ask is I personally know 3 male coaches that applied to this job that were not even called for an interview that had outstanding resumes and the women who got the job has led arguably the worst Division I program in the last 3 years. She was an outstanding player in college but has showed absolutely no talent as a head coach and after looking at her record at West Virginia it seemed like she could be fired any day now for lack of production from WV. I will be curious to hear what the posters on this board have to say because it seems a little mind boggling.
     
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    I have no relationship to Wisconsin athletics, but my guess is that they may, like many other schools, have decided that this was a staff position that was going to be filled by a woman.

    I don't know if there are NCAA rules, or if it's at the discretion of each school in terms of gender allocation on their respective athletic staffs, but I have heard of schools that will only consider female candidates for coaching positions on some women's teams.

    I noticed she replaced a guy that resigned, but still suspect they may have said, "ok, our new head coach is going to be a woman".
     
  13. JLyon

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    even so they could have found a much better qualified female candidate, 16-47 in a major conference is pathetic
     
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    any word if Michael Center will keep his job?
     
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    From Wisconsin's point of view, I really don't understand the hire. Like someone else pointed out, her cumulative three year record at West Virginia was 16-47! They also finished last season riding a 10 match losing streak. She may be a good coach but unfortunately her record doesn't show it. Most people with a record like that get the boot, instead she parlayed it into a better paying and more competitive job at Wisconsin. Wish I could explain this hire.
     
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    Also, like JLyon pointed out for a job opening like Wisconsin they must have had well over 100-150 applicants. It's not UCLA or Texas, but it's a really solid job in the Big 10 with their own indoor facility. I understand wanting to hire a female, but there must have been atleast a dozen other well qualified female candidates.
     
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    Maybe another case of its-not-what-you-know-but-who-you know.
     
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    I was looking into the records of the Pac-12 schools and noticed that the Arizona men's team has been alarmingly bad the last couple years. I understand the PAC-12 is probably one of the strongest conferences for men's tennis (next to the SEC) but over the last three seasons they are 0-20 in conference matches. Once again I realize this is men's tennis and athletic departments sometimes don't care about the smaller sports (and so on) but how does the coach there still have his job? Anyone close to the program there that can give us some insight?
     
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    Eric Hayes was announced today as the new tennis coach at Mercer. He had previously spent 11 the past 11 years at Troy.
     
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    Ryan Young was named the men's assistant coach at South Carolina.
     
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    oh my god no
     
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    Alex Santos (Miami) is the new head coach for Pitt's women's team
     
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    Any idea what happened to south Carolina's old assistant Matt Lucas?? Thought he was good
     
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    he was fired
     
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    Excuse my ignorance here, what's the history?
     
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    Ryan Young was a solid Clemson player from 2004-2007. He played #3 behind Jarmaine Jenkins and Clement Reix on our really good team before this year's team.

    He joins Goffi who also played at Clemson. Two former Kriese boys heading up the Gamecocks. All I can do is shake my head.
     
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    Get it now, cheers
     
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    UNF head coach schalechterle was named men's asst at Notre Dame.
     
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    Paul Thomson gone at Drake? Wonder what happened. He had a pretty good record. And all those articles in TRN.

    Sadhaf Pervez, formerly assistant at Princeton, is his replacement
     
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    He did wonders at Drake. That's really odd.
     
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    His teams did fine, not great, but not poorly. I think it was a classic case of the his counterpart (the men's program) doing so well over the last couple years and unfortunately the women's team not being able to match it. Seems like a nice guy, hopefully he lands on his feet somewhere. What seemed a bit odd were both the men's and women's coaches at Bradley resigning on the same day.
     
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    Oh I thought that was referring to the men's team.
     
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    The rumor is that the Drake coach was let go because the girls on the team complained about him to the Associate AD in charge of tennis. It is very unusual that a coach is let go at a mid major because the other program found extraordinary success. That just does not happen especially with programs that aren't funded at a high level. The most important things at schools like Drake is that the student athletes are happy and are having a good experience. Personally, I think the guy got a raw deal. On another note, the ironic thing is the girl they hired is known for being a drill sargeant from what I was told. If he was let go because the girls complained she won't last long.
     
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    Announcement coming soon on the new UNF head men's coach. I know who it is but would rather let the press release make it official.
     
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    Norcaltennisnut. Coaches getting fired because they can't keep up with their counterparts actually happens more often than you think. Paul was let go for a couple reasons, including some that were personal. On a side note, both programs at Drake are fully funded so they are funded pretty well. You are correct though, the student athlete experience is paramount at schools like Drake, much like they should be at all schools, big or small.
     
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    Not so sure about Drake being fully-funded. 75% scholarship money is my understanding.

    If prior posts are correct that girls were complaining and there were personal issues, it is all the more surprising in light of all those thoughtful, sensitive, philosophical articles of his that Tennisrecruitingnet
    published. Those articles are still in the archives at TRN.
     
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    Very surprising about the Memphis coach jumping over to North Florida.
     
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    not HC but a very good hire for UNF, they will do well in recruiting especially
     
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    I also heard they finally hired someone at NAU. Kind of a headscratcher of a hire as I heard there were several strong candidates vying for the job.
     
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    Loyola Marymount hired Arizona assistant Tom Lloyd as its new head coach - LMU writeup from earlier in the month
     
  42. tennisballer

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    Tim gray, former women's coach at auburn, was names men's at Bradley.
     
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    Any word on they have hired for the women's coach at West Virginia and the men's coach at Kennesaw state?
     
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    Eduardo rincon got hired at kennesaw and nestor briceƱo from gw took his assistant job at arkansas
     
  45. tennisballer

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    I had to do a double take when I read this, but Chuck Kriese has been named head men's tennis coach at the Citadel.
     
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    That's really cool for their program. They will no doubt improve. It will be fun to follow their progress.
     
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    That's so weird. Kriese's coaching life after Clemson has been bizarre to say the least.
     
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    I don't know. As an outsider I find it difficult to call his career bizarre myself. He's written books, he's taught tennis privately and run successful camps, his wife is from the area. I'm sure he enjoys coaching college. This job may be a challenge. I'm sure he sees a lot of positives to develop a program like the Citadel and bring it to its fullest potential.
     
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    Not a bad point. Maybe I'm just thinking about the Thailand adventure and about some stories I've heard of his last days at Clemson.
     
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    Marcelo Ferreira is now the associate head coach at Pepperdine. Maybe didn't like TTech coach changing his mind about retiring.
     

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