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College Coach Left

MJP2558MJP2558 101 replies31 threads Junior Member
edited August 2010 in Athletic Recruits
Just found out that the coach at the school my son committed to will be leaving for another position at a rival school (spring sport). Just a heads up for all of you being recruited, bottom line that there are no guarantee's that the coach who recruited you will be there when school starts.
edited August 2010
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  • wilberry228wilberry228 377 replies19 threads Member
    We're going through that with recruiting. The head coach left at the beginning of summer, the assistant coach was calling, but now she seems to be gone too. So now someone else called. Just like anything else, I guess it's a job and if a better opportunity opens up, they take it. Good advice to make sure you choose the school for more than the coach!
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  • Jumper101Jumper101 160 replies19 threads Junior Member
    Yeah, just a week ago I was looking at a school's roster and I noticed that every year the assistant coaches change...I'm a bit concerned considering this means that every year I'd be working with a different coach if I end up going there.
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  • riverrunnerriverrunner 2663 replies52 threads Senior Member
    Jumper, in some programs I've seen student-athletes who have used up their eligibility but have coursework to finish stay on as an assistant for a year or so. Some of them are finishing out their undergrad degrees and others do post-grad work while continuing to coach.

    In some ways it's a win-win: the assistant knows the athletes coming up, and also how the coach likes things done. I have no idea what program you're looking at, but you might check some old rosters and see if these are former team members. Whether you want them to coach you is another matter....

    These assistants don't have long careers in coaching at the school, but "give back", earn a little money, and then move on to another coaching position at a different school, or start their careers in the field they've trained in.
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  • ihs76ihs76 1769 replies97 threads Senior Member
    I was happy to hear that DSs coach, where DS is just starting, bought a house in town last year after renting a condo for several years.
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