Originally Posted by Vicious Vik
also I think assistants are over-valued. Diaz and Boland are the success not Pedroso and Glenn. The two head coaches could win with a trained chimpanzee as the assistant.
Are you speaking just about their assistants? Depending on the school and the program, the assistants might be the recruiters. They might be the in match coach. They might be the person who goes over the strategy for the matches with the players and does other behind-the-scenes work. I have been coaching at the college level for 14 seasons and the programs that I have seen with the most success have the best assistants.