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Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 11:04 pm

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I think that bethlehempard's point is not to do something pc, but  that there is a deep pool of coaching talent that is not being tapped by others, i.e., African-American women. It's an opportunity to do better than we might normally be expected to do.

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Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 12:18 pm

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I have zero reason to believe that Lafayette would avoidi black head coaching candidates; actually I tend to think the opposite. But I still maintain that the Lafayette womens bb coach should be a woman, however, Geno Auriemma notwithstanding.

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Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 9:22 am

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The clock is ticking on Grentz replacement .Already have one defection from Grentz's second recruiting class . What is Bruce waiting for ?  Applications closed May 8.

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Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 11:06 am

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Hearing an announcement to come tomorrow!!!

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Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 11:41 am

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Thanks for the heads up.
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Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 12:43 pm

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Lafalum wrote:
Hearing an announcement to come tomorrow!!!


http://www.goleopards.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/053017aaa.html

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Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 1:13 pm

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I would guess this means we'll get a "leak" today. Haven't found anything on Twitter yet, though.

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Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 1:23 pm

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Assistant coaches are gone. Announcement tomorrow around noon.

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Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 4:57 pm

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IMO, the heat is on Bruce to such an extent that I would be stunned if the new coach weren't an AA female. As decisions go, it's a layup.  (Hiring a coach doesn't take this long.  Hiring the coach you feel you desperately need does.)

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Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 5:43 pm

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Marooner wrote:
I would guess this means we'll get a "leak" today. Haven't found anything on Twitter yet, though.


Good call, here it is:

http://www.goleopards.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/053017aaa.html

EDIT: Yikes, sleuths we ain't:

Atticus Finch‏ @wbballhoopscoop May 24

Lafayette: finalists are; Tasha Pointer. Mike Lafler and Kia Damon

EDIT: For those interested in the process: should be Leflar, Assoc HC Binghampton

EDIT: Coach Pointer http://www.redstormsports.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/073015aaa.html

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Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:39 pm

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More on the process from Snodgrass:


http://snodgrasspartners.com/2017/06/fast-search/

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Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:44 pm

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Andy wrote:
More on the process from Snodgrass:


http://snodgrasspartners.com/2017/06/fast-search/



Interesting that Snodgrass indicates the search began April 26th.   Grentz was officially gone on April 4th.   What was going on during the 22-day gap?

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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:48 am

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bison137 wrote:
Andy wrote:
More on the process from Snodgrass:


http://snodgrasspartners.com/2017/06/fast-search/



Interesting that Snodgrass indicates the search began April 26th. Grentz was officially gone on April 4th. What was going on during the 22-day gap?



It's the Lafayette way.

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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:27 am

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bison137 wrote:
Andy wrote:
More on the process from Snodgrass:


http://snodgrasspartners.com/2017/06/fast-search/



Interesting that Snodgrass indicates the search began April 26th. Grentz was officially gone on April 4th. What was going on during the 22-day gap?


Probably a mini-Study on committee selection to choose the search firm. A consensus was eventually reached that we better hurry up "in order to get the new coach on the recruiting trail ASAP."

Actually, using the search firm approach and getting the bulk of the sorting away from our athletic leadership is an excellent idea (expensive I imagine), and the approach seems to be 2 for 2. If there is failure no one will shoulder blame, be held accountable, or be made to feel uncomfortable. "The committee made me do it."

137, you guys have had several successful coaching hires over the past several years in m & w bball. What's your selection process?

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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:06 pm

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Andy wrote:


137, you guys have had several successful coaching hires over the past several years in m & w bball. What's your selection process?



Based on second hand info, I believe the Bucknell process is similar to what LC did this time.    They use a search firm to turn up some names and I believe AD John Hardt has some contacts to get other candidates on his own.    Then there is a  committee that  looks at resumes.   I think it consists of a couple of faculty members, the AD, a couple of coaches or other athletics administrators and one or two student-athletes.   They narrow down the list fairly quickly to those invited for a first interview.   After that process is completed, three or four finalists return for a second interview.  Then a selection is made.   Recent timelines have been:

1.  Pat Flannery resigns April 18th.  Dave Paulsen announced May 20th.
2.  Process for vacant women's job starts March 8th.  Aaroun Roussell hired April 17th.
3. Dave Paulsen leaves March 30th.  Nathan Davis hired April 19th.

I am not certain, but based on the timing it appears that they have wanted to conclude the process prior to the two spring evaluation periods, which are held the final two weekends of April.

The committee has been fairly effective in quickly eliminating poor candidates with strong resumes.   For one example, Sean Kearney - who was a disaster at HC - had a strong resume, a long tenure as associate head coach at Notre Dame, and some big-time references.  Yet the committee was not impressed and quickly eliminated him.

One other story is that when Charlie Woollum left Bucknell in 1994 to take the job at his alma mater, William and Mary, the Bucknell AD at that time had decided he wanted to hire Jeff Bzdelic.   He had to form a committee but thought he could steer them to his man.   In fact, it was so obvious that Pat Flannery,who had just won a D3 national championship, pulled his name out of consideration.   However Bzdelic showed up at his interview completely unprepared and the committee didn't want him.   They called up Flannery and asked him to interview.   He did and was ultimately hired.   Bzdelic went on to be a head coach at Air Force, Colorado, Wake, and the Denver Nuggest with various levels of success.

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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:39 am

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Thanks,137.  With her considerable contacts I'm hoping Coach D can make up for the late start. I havent looked into any commitments around the league.

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