2020/21 Hot Seat

Discussion in 'Women's College' started by Chris Mahr, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. SoccerTrustee

    SoccerTrustee Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
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  2. Collegewhispers

    Oct 27, 2011
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
  3. SuperSoccer1978

    Barcelona
    Nov 24, 2011
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Anyone hearing anything about who FIU are looking at?
     
  4. winwinchick

    winwinchick Member

    Celta Vigo
    United States
    Nov 13, 2019
    Don't expect them to move fast.
     
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  5. PoptartKing

    PoptartKing Member

    Feb 11, 2020
    Likely to have someone hired by the new year as they have games scheduled in early February. I know the search was wide open when it started so we'll see who they bring on campus.
     
  6. accsoccer2020

    accsoccer2020 New Member

    Manchester City
    Russia
    Sep 9, 2020
    my guess is we will see an announcement that Randy Waldrum will be leaving Pitt very soon. The big question will be if his son leaves with him.

    All of that is now water under the bridge. This time, the 64-year-old has accepted the job, but created a bit of confusion when he suggested in his initial statement on social media that he would combine the job with his current post at Pittsburgh.

    NFF President Amaju Pinnick quickly shot down the idea, telling ESPN: "No way. He will be working full time with Nigeria.

    "This is the senior national team of Nigeria and we did not appoint him on a part time basis."

    Waldrum later walked back his statement, telling Goal: "I want everyone to know that I am extremely excited about being your coach for the Super Falcons.

    "It's been a dream of mine for some time now. I appreciate Mr [Amaju] Pinnick and his faith in me and our staff to bring the Super Falcons to new heights.

    "I also understand the full commitment that it takes for my time, for training camps, games, scouting, player management, staff development, and of course team development.

    "These expectations are very clear and I'm anxious to get started. In fact, I will be the one pushing the federation for more opportunities to prepare and train, I'm quite sure."



    Just announced yesterday Super Falcons announced their schedule in February

    The 64-year-old manager spoke about his excitement over the arrangement of friendly matches for the women's national side

    Head coach of the Nigeria women's team Randy Waldrum says he is 'extremely excited' over the Nigeria Football Federation's approval of his side's participation in the 2021 Turkish Women's Cup.

    His reaction is coming hours after the endorsement of the Super Falcons' tour of Turkey in February and two friendlies against Morocco days later by the NFF executive board on Tuesday.

    Before Waldrum's appointment in October, the African champions have not played a match in 14 months, with their last the 1-1 draw against Cote d'Ivoire in the 2020 Olympic qualifier in Lagos.
     
  7. SoccerTrustee

    SoccerTrustee Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Interesting bit of news coming from American on the men’s side. David Nakhid did not get an interview for the open men’s coach position in late 2018. American made a strong hire with Zach Simol instead (a white coach with good previous assistant coach experience at Georgetown, Yale, and BC), but many were surprised Nakhid didn’t even at least get an interview and strong consideration for the position given his ties and accomplishments. Nakhid is a school alum and is African-American, was a very good player at American, played professionally in Europe, and was on the Trinidad and Tobago coaching staff as an assistant at the 2006 World Cup. Shocked someone with that resume and an alum couldn’t even get an interview.

    He has a racial discrimination lawsuit against American. I for one am really interested in seeing where this goes and if it may lead to changes in hiring practices. Many people on this board have called out when coaching hire committees have only interviewed female candidates, or hire a female candidate when there were male candidates that were vastly more qualified and experienced. But they never get met with any kind of legal recourse. Happens with minority candidates as well and this current scenario is another example. Glad to see Nakhid call out this practice and then interested in seeing ultimately what happens as this lawsuit gets played out (have heard many complaints about when something like this happens; this is the first time I am hearing about someone actually holding an institution legally accountable for it).

    Perhaps we are seeing ramifications of this already. The athletics department at American hasn’t had an African-American head coach for any sport since 2004. American finally hired an African-American head coach last year coach and it happened to be for women’s soccer, Marsha Harpur, at the end of 2019.

    https://www.theeagleonline.com/arti...tify-in-au-athletics-race-discrimination-case

    https://www.theeagleonline.com/arti...-player-sues-au-for-race-based-discrimination
     
  8. L'orange

    L'orange Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Jul 20, 2017

    I can't imagine that the plaintiff's lawsuit would have any merit. I mean, if his lawyers can turn up proof that the American athletic director or others at the school specifically do not wish to hire minorities, then he'd have a case. But failing that, I can't see it--unless there is a law mandating that minorities should be interviewed. Is there such a law? I think organizations /should/ want to interview and/or hire minority job candidates--and I can understand this guy's frustration--but at the end of the day, I, for one, don't believe organizations should be forced to interview or hire anyone based on gender, race, religion. Job hires almost always involve a measure of subjectivity, and maybe bias of one kind or another factors into that subjectivity occasionally, but it seems the proverbial slippery slope to me.
     
  9. ThePonchat

    ThePonchat Member+

    #ProRelForUSA
    United States
    Jan 10, 2013
    I've Been Everywhere Man
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Zero college coaching experience (at least anything in the recent past - 2002-present). I can see why he wouldn’t get an interview.

    A struggling program needs a strong presence, which is most commonly linked to recruiting.

    Maybe he is a great candidate? I don’t know him or him as a coach. But, knowing how hires go at many schools, no college coaching (or recruiting) experience won’t get people interviews.
     
  10. ytrs

    ytrs Member

    Jan 24, 2018
    How often are women interviewed for men's coaching jobs?
     
  11. Collegewhispers

    Oct 27, 2011
    Club:
    Columbus Crew

    Totally agree. American gets a good hire, why would they interview someone with minimal experience? This will go away.
     
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  12. SoccerTrustee

    SoccerTrustee Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Looks like Ohio State could be somewhat warm. Assistant coach left and can't even find a mention of him on the website. No longer even in college coaching.
    https://traceup.com/why-i-left-coaching-college-soccer-at-ohio-state-to-join-trace-soccer
    Probably Lori Walker was told she needed to make some changes and he ended up being the one let go. That program had a solid couple seasons a few years ago before spiraling downward. Went 4-10-4 in 2019, half of those wins coming against Miami OH and Ohio U. Really poor for a school of that stature name and the resources there.
     
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  13. SuperSoccer1978

    Barcelona
    Nov 24, 2011
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Anyone have any news on FIU or Grambling State hires??
     
  14. 2233soccer

    2233soccer New Member

    United States
    Sep 13, 2020
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Better record than OU. OU has national championship programs in almost every sport but their soccer program couldn't even win one game with their new coach this past season. A bit embarrassing IMHO for a school with such an amazing sports reputation. Texas is going to clean up in the Big 12 for the next four years and TCU is going to continue to be a strong contender.
     
  15. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    TCU needs to prove it beyond this season. They pulled out some close ones, and they aren't always going to have someone like Emily Alvarado in goal.

    And never underestimate the ability of Texas soccer to come up short of expectations. The Longhorns haven't won a conference trophy since 2007 and haven't won the league in 20 years. Some of their fans would like Angela Kelly to be on a much hotter seat than she seems to be, regardless of recruiting.
     
  16. Collegewhispers

    Oct 27, 2011
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Totally agree. I don’t see Texas doing much over the next few years with Kelly as coach. She hasn’t proven she is capable of dominating the top few programs in the conference on a yearly basis so I see no reason to think they will be winning championships regularly. If Texas get a new coach I would then believe they could make some major strides.
     
  17. Collegewhispers

    Oct 27, 2011
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Who are some of the front runners for the 2021 hot seat?
     
  18. ThePonchat

    ThePonchat Member+

    #ProRelForUSA
    United States
    Jan 10, 2013
    I've Been Everywhere Man
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not sure how many hot seats there will be, buy-outs for soccer will be extremely rare for a couple years, in my opinion.

    But, there could also be some big contracts expiring and not being renewed to bring in cheaper coaches. That could be interesting.
     
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  19. Collegewhispers

    Oct 27, 2011
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Does anyone have information on what is happening at Oregon State? I’m hearing Kagan is in hot water with his administration and is under investigation. Not sure on the reasons why though. Is this accurate?
     
  20. upthemightyblues

    Aug 30, 2020
    Was by NCAA Statistical standards the most improved team in the country in 2019.
     
  21. Nooneimportant

    Nooneimportant New Member

    Leeds United
    Jan 12, 2021
    Army is open. Not sure what happened, but the job is listed on NCAA website and previous coach is no longer on website.
     
  22. ytrs

    ytrs Member

    Jan 24, 2018
  23. upthemightyblues

    Aug 30, 2020
    his Twitter has mysteriously vanished also.
     
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  24. Collegewhispers

    Oct 27, 2011
    Club:
    Columbus Crew

    That is why I was so surprised to hear something is going on with the administration. The program was doing a complete turnaround but supposedly there is some type of investigation. But then again this seems to be the era of investigations with all the stupidity going on with programs such as Cal being investigated as well.
     
  25. ytrs

    ytrs Member

    Jan 24, 2018
    The Army coach posted a himself in Army apparel on January 2nd. He was also talking about recruiting in late December. So whatever happened was very recent and seemingly unexpected.
     

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