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    I recall that Nell Fortner was mentioned for the Gopher job that Pam Borton took. Yes, she's been around for a long time.


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    Rumor was, day after Borton was let go that Fortner reached out to Minnesota/Teague about Gophers opening and was told already the next day that the job was filled.

    Quote Originally Posted by tripledouble View Post
    I recall that Nell Fortner was mentioned for the Gopher job that Pam Borton took. Yes, she's been around for a long time.

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    Moving up quickly. After two seasons at Miami (Ohio) Megan Duffy named Marquette head coach. Good choice.

    https://gomarquette.com/news/2019/4/...wbb-coach.aspx

    The Marquette University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has named Megan Duffy its head women's basketball coach, Vice President and Director of Athletics Bill Scholl announced Wednesday morning.

    Duffy, who becomes the program's sixth head coach and has signed a six-year contract with the University, will officially be introduced to the campus and Milwaukee community at 3:15 p.m. CT on Wednesday, April 10 in the Alumni Memorial Union (Room 157). Her introduction and press conference will stream live on gomarquette.com/watch.

    "Megan is a tremendous fit with the Marquette family and the University's values," Scholl said. "I have watched her career ascend for several years and have seen her achieve tremendous success at the highest levels as a player and coach. She coaches for the right reasons, utilizing basketball to help develop the women in her program and position them for success, both on and off the court. I am looking forward to working with her as we continue the great momentum we have established in women's basketball."

    The Dayton, Ohio, native has translated her extensive playing career, which included All-America selections (finalist for national player of the year awards), USA Basketball participation (Gold medalist) and professional experience in the WNBA (Minnesota and New York) and overseas, into immediate success in the coaching ranks.
    Duffy's Coaching career
    2017-19 Miami (Ohio) Head Coach
    2014-17 Michigan Assistant Coach
    2012-14 George Washington Associate Head Coach
    2009-12 St. John's Assistant Coach

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    Norwood's nationwide search along with his Villa 7 fun was always going to end with him bringing Marlene from VCU based on sources in the know. On the bright side, Marlene's coming and then going got us to Whalen!!

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    https://www.chieftain.com/sports/201...ises-questions

    This is from early March: Former Gopher assistant, Curtis Loyd, resigned as head coach of CSU-Pueblo.
    The sudden departure of Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Curtis Loyd as the head women’s basketball coach has been met with questions.

    Loyd resigned on March 6 after just two seasons with the Pack where his teams produced winning records both years.

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    First-year CSU-Pueblo Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Paul Plinske gave his version of why Loyd isn’t returning.

    “We have higher expectations now, we have a new athletic director (himself) in place who has come in with a new standard that is in line with the mission and vision of the university,” Plinske said. “We are looking for people who can fit with our organizational structure.

    “I spent a lot of time my first nine months outlining job expectations and standards we want to live by. We’re continuing to do that as we shape the athletic department while also shaping our administrative tasks.”

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    http://www.espn.com/womens-college-b...program-review

    Upon further review: Sylvia Hatchell out at North Carolina:

    North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including winning a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach.

    That tenure ended with her resignation after a program review found concerns over her making "racially insensitive" comments and pressuring players to compete through medical issues.

    The school announced Hatchell's resignation late Thursday, along with findings from that external review conducted this month by a Charlotte-based law firm. Among the issues: a "breakdown of connectivity" between Hatchell and the players after 28 interviews of current players and program personnel.

    That was enough to end Hatchell's time in Chapel Hill, which began in 1986.

    "The university commissioned a review of our women's basketball program, which found issues that led us to conclude that the program needed to be taken in a new direction," athletic director Bubba Cunningham said in a statement. "It is in the best interests of our university and student-athletes for us to do so. Coach Hatchell agrees, and she offered her resignation today. I accepted it."

    Hatchell -- who has 1,023 victories, with 751 coming in 33 seasons at UNC along with the 1994 NCAA title -- and her coaching staff had been on paid administrative leave since April 1. At the time, UNC announced the review amid player concerns to "assess the culture" of the program.

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    I keep thinking about the specifics of the wording in that release. It's very artful. She's not a racist but she is racially insensitive. She didn't force injured players to play but she nudged them. Basically, they just want her to go away and not sue them.

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    https://www.si.com/college-basketbal...ylvia-hatchell

    Princeton's Courtney Banghart replaces Sylvia Hatchell.

    North Carolina is expected to name Princeton's Courtney Banghart as its next head women's basketball coach, reports WRAL.

    According to the report, the school's Board of Trustees will hold an emergency meeting Tuesday morning, but the details of that meeting are unknown.

    Banghart will replace Sylvia Hatchell, who resigned last week after 33 seasons at UNC and a career record of career record of 1,023-405 after the school reviewed allegations of her making "racially insensitive" comments to players and making them compete despite having serious injuries.

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    The 40-year-old Banghart led Princeton to seven Ivy League championships and eight NCAA Tournament appearances in her 12 seasons.

    She has a career record of 254-103.

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    https://arizonawildcats.com/news/201...ing-staff.aspx

    Former Minnesota assistant, Tamisha Augustin, joins Arizona's staff.
    "Today I'm excited to welcome Tamisha Augustin and Jackie Nared to our Wildcat Family," Barnes said. "I fought hard to be able to hire these two high-character women that will bring value to our program. Tamisha and Jackie will create a dynamic coaching and recruiting duo and with these two by my side, there is no doubt we can compete with anyone."

    Augustin last coached at Cincinnati during the 2017-18 season, where the Bearcats won 19 games and earned a bid to the WNIT. She helped bring in a class which included two players who continue to earn AAC honors.

    "I am excited and humbled for the opportunity to represent the University of Arizona," said Augustin. "I want to thank the administration for giving me this tremendous opportunity. Adia is a proven winner with infectious energy and is a fierce competitor. She has been able to return this program to national recognition and what she has done is certainly praiseworthy. It is an honor to be part of something special that is on the rise in women's basketball. The Pac-12 is a premier conference with elite coaches and we will continue to develop student-athletes at a championship level. I am beyond thrilled to become a part of the Arizona Wildcats community."

    "Tamisha brings experience and has deep, national recruiting ties," Barnes said. "She is an elite coach, an all-star recruiter and is hungry for success. Her work ethic and attention to detail stood out to me and I knew I wanted her to be a part of our team."

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    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...gottlieb-staff

    Lindsay Gottlieb leaves Cal and joins the Cavaliers as an assistant.

    In a landmark appointment for the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers have hired University of California, Berkeley women's coach Lindsay Gottlieb to be an assistant coach on John Beilein's staff, it was announced Wednesday.

    Gottlieb -- a Final Four and seven-time NCAA tournament head coach for the Golden Bears -- is the first women's collegiate head coach recruited to an NBA staff.

    Sources said Gottlieb, 41, will sign a four-year contract and is expected to play a prominent role in support of Beilein and associate head coach JB Bickerstaff. Commissioner Adam Silver has been determined for the league to welcome more women's coaches into its ranks, and Gottlieb's stature and coaching credentials are unprecedented among women's coaches in the NBA.

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    http://csuvikings.com/sports/w-baskb...20190618resc4i

    Former Gopher men's player and Gopher women's basketball assistant Marc Wilson joins Cleveland State staff.
    Cleveland State women's basketball head coach Chris Kielsmeier announced the addition of Marc Wilson to his coaching staff for the upcoming 2019-20 campaign, as Wilson will join the Vikings and serve in an assistant coach capacity.

    "The entire coaching staff is excited to have Marc join our team, he brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and I'm looking forward to working with him," Kielsmeier said. "We are continuing our efforts to build Cleveland State women's basketball into a championship level program, and Marc is going to be a key piece of that process. I can't wait for Marc to join the Viking family and hit the ground running in all facets of the program."

    Wilson joins the Vikings with over 20 years of coaching experience, serving in a variety of roles at his previous institutions including defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator.
    A quick recap of Wilson's travels:

    Most recently, Wilson served as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator at Southeast Missouri State, where he helped transform the Redhawks into one of the best defensive teams in the Ohio Valley Conference highlighted by Adrianna Murphy being named the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2017-18.

    Prior to his stint at SEMO, Wilson spent three years at Clemson and four years at UAB, serving as the assistant coach and defensive coordinator at both stops.

    Wilson also spent time at Indiana, Kent State and Rhode Island, combining for eight years as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator with the three teams. During his time with the Hoosiers, Wilson helped the team earn three postseason bids, while he helped KSU and URI reach their respective conference championship games.

    Wilson got his start in collegiate coaching at his alma mater, spending four seasons as the assistant coach at Minnesota. During his time, Wilson recruited and signed four of Minnesota's top seven high school players in the class of 2000, along with the 2001 Wisconsin High School Player of the Year.

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