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Old 04-18-2019, 02:10 PM   #1
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Old 04-18-2019, 02:26 PM   #2
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Penn State let her go after going 29-57 in the Big 10 conference games the last 5 years and missing the NCAA tourney all those years. Might be a great assistant. Who knows. The big question is will Coale listen to her and let her coach or just be another yes person.
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Old 04-18-2019, 02:41 PM   #3
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I highly doubt she will be just another “yes” person. She is very intelligent, and she had to navigate a difficult Penn State athletics climate. I think this is a step in the right direction for OU WBB!
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Old 04-18-2019, 02:41 PM   #4
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I like it!

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Old 04-18-2019, 02:45 PM   #5
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3-4x big 10 coach of the Year. Good hire. Imo
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Old 04-18-2019, 02:50 PM   #6
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Some YouTube videos ...

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Old 04-18-2019, 03:05 PM   #7
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Very interesting...not making the tournament for the past 5 years is not too impressive. I hope this is a good hire. Maybe she'll help with recruiting..
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Old 04-18-2019, 03:13 PM   #8
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Can she develop post players? That would be a huge plus.
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Old 04-18-2019, 03:36 PM   #9
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so i got onto the Penn State wbb forum and for the majority, everyone liked her but is glad to see her leave..
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:01 PM   #10
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I think this is a decent pick up. Coquetry has recruited well in the past, so she should make some type of impact in that area, I expect this to be a short stint tho, Im sure she will be looking to get into head coaching over time...
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:05 PM   #11
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Well she's from the Muffet McGraw coaching tree. Right now that's not a bad resume builder. She's very experienced and a true "outsider" from Sherri's prior hires. So that's good.

But she's not exactly a dose of youth into the staff.
Maybe that's coming in the 2nd hire.
Again, hard to really knock the hire. She has vast experience. It's no Colton.
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Old 04-18-2019, 05:48 PM   #12
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Dose of youth? At age 48 she is not ancient. She has lots of coaching experience, including P-5 conference championships. She has to have tons of recruiting contacts in Big-10 country. What's not to like.
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Old 04-18-2019, 05:59 PM   #13
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Good biography of the new assistant coach ...

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Sounds like she could be. Solid coach and a definite recruiting improvement.


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Old 04-18-2019, 08:54 PM   #15
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If permitted she should be a definite help in recruiting. If permitted she has the experience and qualifications to help with coaching. If permitted...........
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:56 PM   #16
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On paper she looks to me like a less successful Sherri that lost her job. And I don't think we need more of the same. Hopefully she can bring some new ideas, recruiting skills and fundamental. Until we see some results I consider this about a 5 or6 hire. Hopefully I am wrong and its a 9.
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:38 AM   #17
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I think this is a decent pick up. Coquetry has recruited well in the past, so she should make some type of impact in that area, I expect this to be a short stint tho, Im sure she will be looking to get into head coaching over time...
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:40 AM   #18
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Some of you act as if she's taking over the head coaching position. How many assistants are formerly head coaches who bring a wealth of knowledge from a different Power 5 conference? She should be second in command, in my opinion.
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I'm cautiously optimistic. I'll reserve final judgement for the start of next season. I hope to see some noticeable changes.


When will we hear about the 2nd hire? Hopefully soon!
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:21 PM   #20
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I think this is a great hire. Certainly a difference in the coaches Sherri has brought over in all her hires.
I still believe keeping Colton on is a huge mistake but we will see where the chips fall?
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I think this is a great hire. Certainly a difference in the coaches Sherri has brought over in all her hires.
I still believe keeping Colton on is a huge mistake but we will see where the chips fall?
Yes, on the surface it appears to be a "great hire". But there are so many caveats.

Just as you've stated, keeping CC was a huge mistake. She would have been better off having him to "resign" as well. Surely she has a fellow coach somewhere in the US willing to hire him; get a more diversified experience.

IF SC is not going to micro manage, CW is a great hire. But only time will tell, regardless of how rosy an opportunity SC presented... "Help me turn this program around with your great recruiting and defensive coaching...and you'll be on your way to a new head coach position in two years!" And they probably could relate/bond as guards in college while 5'6" and under.

Also, CW was available for hire since March 8th. What took so long? How many others contacted said "no"? This appears to be such a huge demotion for her, considering her great experience and academic achievements. Does this mean she will be behind CC on the seniority ladder since both are Assistant's rather than hiring her as an Associate HC? And what's taking so long for a second hire? Not a good sign.

I think we'll see more of the same over the next year or two. If the ship continues to sink and the team is back at the bottom mid conference...maybe SC will resign and CW will be interim coach, if CC doesn't get the call! And unless they get a few post players that can compete in the conference, the bottom of the conference is where they will land again. You cannot be competitive in today's game with a bunch of good guards, one really good guard and post players that would normally be at Div. 2's or NAIA at best. Recruiting great players will be tough.
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Great hire! I don't think anyone saw this one coming. The next hire will probably be the same way.
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Old 04-20-2019, 07:21 AM   #23
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Fired head coach sound familiar Stoops, Decosta, how did that work out?
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Great hire! I don't think anyone saw this one coming. The next hire will probably be the same way.
On the surface, yes. She can get Geno and Muffet...but if they don't bring their players with them, same results. Or maybe 4th from the bottom.
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Fired head coach sound familiar Stoops, Decosta, how did that work out?
Apples and Oranges. Mike Stoops did not win multiple Big-10 Conference regular season championships (for Mike it would have been PAC football). Nor was he chosen to the "Presidential Search and Screen Committee" at a major university (Penn State) to help determine the University's next President.

This is an assistant coaching job. Whether she stays 1 season or more, Coquese Washington seems like a wonderful hire as an Assistant Coach. Plus, there is still another assistant job to fill. (A good thing at this point.)

Ultimately, it is 100% on Sherri Coale to make the Sooners competitive once again in the Big-12 conference. If Sherri is actually looking for help, and I think she is, then Coquese Washington looks like a good choice to me. I cannot believe that Sherri will not listen closely to any input that Coach Washington brings to the program.

Like it or not, Sherri is still the head coach. This seems like a good hire, whether you are a critic or an admirer. Of course, time will tell.

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