2021-22 Hot Seat

Discussion in 'Women's College' started by ThePonchat, Oct 26, 2021.

  1. Sledhead

    Sledhead Member

    Atalanta
    United States
    Jul 14, 2019
    Western Michigan is apparently down to three finalists. I heard a name for one of the 3, and he is a local West Michigan Club and NAIA coach who also had his name in the mix at GVSU. Not sure of the other two, but did hear that the players will get to play some sort of part in the interview process.
     
  2. Nooneimportant

    Leeds United
    Jan 12, 2021
    From what I hear, it is Krissy’s job if she wants it and the details are right.
     
  3. Eddie K

    Eddie K Member+

    May 5, 2007
    She has a long time AC at Monmouth who would be easy to plug in and so easier to step away. They are not going to be nearly as good in the CAA as they were in the Metro either so another bit of good timing perhaps.

    Penn is already competitive in the Ivy but interesting to consider. Turner has nothing at all to prove. 26 years coaching but maybe she wants to get out of her comfort zone. Sign a 5 -year deal at Penn and see how it goes. Very different recruiting challenges but I think it would be a good call.

    But I don't think would create another vacancy. The AC Flynn has been there 10 years and would clearly get the "interim" position if not offered a contract outright.
     
  4. WhiteBeard

    WhiteBeard New Member

    Spurs
    Mar 11, 2022
    #1929 WhiteBeard, Jun 21, 2022
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2022
    Almost 1 in 5 Division I programs will have a different Head Coach on the sideline in August than they had last October/November. Wild. Mad times.
     
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  5. Futholic

    Futholic New Member

    Manchester United
    Belgium
    Mar 16, 2022
    Akron’s Herlihy returns to the PSAC ... she was named as the Head at IUP.
     
  6. Footyballs

    Footyballs Member

    Barcelona
    United States Virgin Islands
    Dec 19, 2018
    This is speculation, but methinks CSU Northridge head coach is out. The assistant coach Christine Johnson just announced on list serve they are looking for a full time assistant and for any interested call her. Never have seen an assistant post that to call them, and we know Keith has been on the hot seat under investigation. So my speculation is, She is being promoted to head coach and is filling her assistant spot with new assistant. Give it a week, see if I am correct. If anyone knows otherwise, spill the beans
     
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  7. USsoccerguy

    USsoccerguy Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    Club:
    Gamba Osaka
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #1932 USsoccerguy, Jun 21, 2022
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2022
    LR would make a lot of sense. Brings stability and local connections from a good club. He doesn’t tick boxes the former AD wanted in a HC, however new AD may throw all that out the window. He certainly had a track record of success and success in a hurry.
     
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  8. SAS_Soccer

    SAS_Soccer Member

    Everton FC
    United States
    Nov 17, 2021
    LR means Lewis Robinson from Aquinas college just for anyone that was wondering.
     
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  9. USsoccerguy

    USsoccerguy Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    Club:
    Gamba Osaka
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Welcome to the forum…
     
  10. Collegewhispers

    Oct 27, 2011
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Based on how Akron were performing she made the right move going back to a conference she seems to know and has had success with. Especially with no contract extension being offered with Akron.

    If Akron get a solid hire I believe this program can be a high achiever in a very below average MAC. The name of the conference has enough of an allure to attract recruits while the reality is currently it’s not great so a new coach could refresh Akron soccer and build a contender reasonably quickly.
     
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  11. Socalsoccercoach

    Dec 1, 2013
    I am reported this 7-8 months ago...Keith will be out eventually but he has been there so long and state system with a union so still in process but I think it will be resolved soon. I hear it is coming to a close soon.
     
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  12. Collegewhispers

    Oct 27, 2011
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    was this some type discrimination based on sex why both male coaches are out, while the female assistant is promoted to head coach? Did something happen? You would think if it was a staff thing all 3 would be gone.
     
  13. SoccerTrustee

    SoccerTrustee Member

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

    Oct 27, 2011
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    in 2019 CSUN were 12-7-3, the press release specifically claims Johnson the was the acting head coach during a 3 win season. How the heck did this coach get given the position?
     
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  15. Socalsoccercoach

    Dec 1, 2013
    Disgruntled players made claims against the old coach and he was put on leave and it has been a battle ever since. Previous coach did a great job for many years and clearly not having him hurt last season and then she gets the job?! Also should be noted the AD is gone as well and other coaches on paid leave...there seems to be an issue there in general. Previous coach deserved better after being there a long time.
     
  16. ytrs

    ytrs Member

    Jan 24, 2018
    I am not commenting on the outgoing coach as I know nothing about the situation. But, hiring Johnson in late June would happen at almost any institution. She is probably on a short term contract. She gives stability to the program in what was clearly a lengthy and unstable situation. Preseason is just around the corner. And, she has a lot of coaching experience, including collegiate head coaching experience.
     
  17. luckystrikz

    luckystrikz New Member

    Orlando Pride
    United States
    Jan 5, 2022
    What was the investigation regarding? What were his reported violations?
     
  18. Red Stars

    Red Stars New Member

    PSG
    Serbia
    May 19, 2022
    Newest annual report of women in college coaching came out. Striking how low the numbers for female head coaches in women's soccer are. Page 7 has it on here: https://www.cehd.umn.edu/tuckercent...s_All-NCAA-D-I-Head-Coaches_2021-22_FINAL.pdf

    Women's to men's coaches for basketball are 67% to 33%. Women's lacrosse it's 91% to 9%, field hockey 83% to 17%, softball it is 70% to 30%. Volleyball it's lower, 47% to 53%. Women's Soccer is strikingly low, just 29% are female head coaches and 71% are males. Women's soccer as a D1 sport overall gets a 'D' grade as a sport for women's head coaches. Have to imagine opportunities are certainly available to women that want it. Page 11 also shows how low the number of minority coaches there are women's soccer, male and female. One key thing to note is this past year was the first time more than 50% of positional vacancies were filled by females, this is through all sports. Timely read during the 50 year anniversary of Title IX.
     
  19. Collegewhispers

    Oct 27, 2011
    Club:
    Columbus Crew

    There are plenty of opportunities for women to become head coaches in womens soccer, you don’t even need to be as qualified or have as much experience as a male currently in a lot of situations. The issue is not as many women are as interested in coaching as men and this is what needs to change so colleges aren’t just hiring a ‘token female’ so they are ticking a box. In the years we have done searches for assistant candidates for every 75 or so male applicants we might get 3 female applicants. It’s a reality currently, but perhaps with the fast tracking of female coaches to head coaching jobs (despite my objections based on the most qualified person should get a job) maybe this opens doors for other women to consider a viable path into coaching.
     
  20. Red Stars

    Red Stars New Member

    PSG
    Serbia
    May 19, 2022
    Agree with you Whispers. Certainly don't need to be as experienced or qualified as a female for ADs desperate to make a a female hire (which some clearly are). I also agree it should go to the most qualified person; that's what the female student-athletes want and deserve.
    My question is why does women's soccer such a low percentage of female head coaches? I can see why women's lacrosse has a high number of female coaches as the women's lacrosse game's rules and even equipment is different than that of men's lacrosse. And softball and field hockey are for females typically, so I get why those numbers are so high with female coaches which is great. But why does women's basketball have 67% of head coaches as females and women's volleyball at 47%, and yet women's soccer only has 29% of head coaches as female? You could say women are more interested in starting families, not as willing to relocate, or whatever other reasons have been stated before, but that's not the case with some of these other sports as the numbers show. So what makes women's soccer different than those other sports and why is the female % of head coaches so low for our sport?
     
  21. MrIPO

    MrIPO New Member

    Mar 18, 2022
    Nat'l Team:
    US Virgin Islands
    Far and away the most questionable hire of the season. Three years coaching, all as an assistant or volunteer, at least half of which during COVID (team didn't play in 2020), none in D1, no fancy education or licenses to speak of, unimpressive playing career ... Then again, what should we expect from a program that's only won 5 games total in the past 8 seasons? Nevermind the coach. The whole department needs to be on the hot seat. :laugh:
     
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  22. Coach 4 Life

    Coach 4 Life New Member

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 12, 2020
     
  23. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FYI, as of today, for Division I women's soccer, the percentage is 31.4%, which is in line with your number -- which I am guessing is for all levels. In 2004, it was 33% for DI. Since 2004, the number of male DI coaches has gone up by 31. The number of female has gone up by 7. (These numbers will change since there are positions still open and there may be more vacancies before all positions are filled for the coming year.)
     
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  24. ytrs

    ytrs Member

    Jan 24, 2018
    Part of it is male head coaches hiring their male buddies as assistants. It is the good ‘ol boy network at play. This includes male head coaches hiring buddies that were terminated elsewhere for nefarious reasons. If people want to grow the number of female candidates they have to hire women. As for the lack of female applicants for assistant positions, are we really believing these jobs are actually open? The vast majority are only listed to comply with legal hiring practices. Head coaches recruit their candidates and fill them once the hiring legalities are fulfilled.
     
  25. ThePonchat

    ThePonchat Member+

    #ProRelForUSA
    United States
    Jan 10, 2013
    I've Been Everywhere Man
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This isn't limited to males.
     
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