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Looks like an important three-week stretch for certain coaches.

The standings tonight line up in a very interesting way:

1) Tier One: safe, but ready to move? Grant, Coen and Shaver would probably go 1-2-3 in Coach of the Year voting and all seem very secure in their jobs. I don't think Shaver is looking to go anywhere but both Grant and Coen would seem to be good candidates for other jobs, especially if either wins the regular season & CAAT.
2) Tier Two: solid programs but what's up this year? You would think Mihalich, Skerry and Matheny would all be secure in their jobs. In fact, a regular season championship and winning the CAAT might have made any of these candidates to move up. Instead, as of now, each of their teams has underwhelmed this year. Is it possible they could feel some heat? (I don't think so but ...)
3) Tier Three: what is his name again? McGrath, Spiker, Inglesby and Rowe have a combined seven years at their respective schools. Their jobs are safe and they aren't going anywhere - yet.

A lot can change in the next three years. Shaka Smart was feeling some heat at VCU prior to their deep NCAA run. Any team can get hot and totally change the dynamic around their coach.
02-10-2018 09:30 PM
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RE: Coaching Carousel
(02-10-2018 09:30 PM)tribeinexile Wrote:  Looks like an important three-week stretch for certain coaches.

The standings tonight line up in a very interesting way:

1) Tier One: safe, but ready to move? Grant, Coen and Shaver would probably go 1-2-3 in Coach of the Year voting and all seem very secure in their jobs. I don't think Shaver is looking to go anywhere but both Grant and Coen would seem to be good candidates for other jobs, especially if either wins the regular season & CAAT.
2) Tier Two: solid programs but what's up this year? You would think Mihalich, Skerry and Matheny would all be secure in their jobs. In fact, a regular season championship and winning the CAAT might have made any of these candidates to move up. Instead, as of now, each of their teams has underwhelmed this year. Is it possible they could feel some heat? (I don't think so but ...)
3) Tier Three: what is his name again? McGrath, Spiker, Inglesby and Rowe have a combined seven years at their respective schools. Their jobs are safe and they aren't going anywhere - yet.

A lot can change in the next three years. Shaka Smart was feeling some heat at VCU prior to their deep NCAA run. Any team can get hot and totally change the dynamic around their coach.

Smart had 27 wins year 1 and a CBI championship, and made the final 4 year two.
02-10-2018 09:52 PM
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Serves me right for looking at other school's message boards. I do remember a lot of wailing and moaning, gnashing of teeth over losing Grant as coach. And VCU was 5th and 4th in the CAA regular season in Smart's first two years while Grant had them in regular season 1st place the prior three years.

So maybe it was just noise. Smart's VCU record in retrospect was certainly stellar. But how were the fans feeling at the end of the regular season his second year?

Right now the Hofstra, Towson and Elon message boards are fussing and fuming over their coaches. I think it's just noise but it is interesting.
02-10-2018 10:07 PM
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I think considering what he lost last season Shaver is coach of ths year
As for Grant leaving CofC we have several things going for us. He was raised here. His wife graduated from.CofC. She has expressed more than once she wants to live close to family. Not saying the right money would not lure him away but having decent job where your roots are means a lot to some people.
02-10-2018 10:20 PM
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I would have Coen and Shaver as 1A and 1B for coach of the year. Charleston was supposed to run away with the conference this season with what they returned, so I don't think Grant deserves to get it over the other 2.

I might give it to Shaver just ever so slightly because of the short rotation due to Whitman and Malinowski bailing on us and having to gameplan knowing we pretty much only give extended minutes to 1 player on the bench.
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02-10-2018 10:32 PM
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