Discussion in 'UConn Women's Basketball' started by vowelguy, May 2, 2012.
former long-time assistant to CViv and recently fired from Ill
Not sure what "interesting" means, but an excellent hire by Tennessee. A terrific recruiter.
It will not hurt us if her head coaching abilities rubs off on Holly.
OUTSTANDING hire. holly has hit two out of the park with the new coaches at TN. the future is bright in big orange country.
I vaguely remember Law having a very good recruiting class (ranking-wise) not long after she got the IL job. Also remember part of that class transferred. Does anyone have an idea of where her in-coming classes at IL were ranked?
I don't remember any of her classes but she was an absolutely horrid coach at IL.
Not a bad hire for the Lady Vols, since she's not the Head Coach.
IMHO she underachieved at Illinois after beginning with a great recruiting class. When you compare what Coquese Washington has accomplished at Penn State vs what Jolette Law accomplished at Illinois, with both programs at the bottom of the Big 10. Washington has accomplished a great deal more and has Penn State in a great position to go deep in the NCAA tournament. Law was let go, because of her under achievements.
IMHO the Lady Vols should have hired a more dynamic young coach that would relate more to the players. Not sure how this hire helps the Lady Vols in recruiting, as after her initial success at Illinois, she wasn't able to get another top class.
on paper it seems like a good hire - former head coach. now an asst. i think she recruited Destiny Williams? who subsequently left for Baylor. i can see why tennessee fans would be jacked. but it remains to be seen what kids want to go there to play for Holly Warlick.
Well she apparently has a reputation as a terrific recruiter, but it did not seem to help her much at Illinois. Just like DeMoss' rep did not seem to help her much at KY or Texas.
I'd say time will tell, because it's really hard to say whether CVS or Law was the key at RU. I think we already know that Summitt was the key at TN, not DeMoss.
We're very excited to have Ms. Law joining our staff.
While I had hoped for a more brilliant offensive mind, I am very happy with another excellent recruiter.
It's my hope that with this coaching chage, we decide to implement a better offensive scheme. The focus should always be on defense and board play, but I'd like us to look a little less lost on the other side of the ball!
Well, can we wait until some of the 2013 class decide before we say that?
I think you will be dissapointed on that count. Everything I've read has Holly talking about rebounding and defense. Two important facets of success, but I don't see anyone there to teach offensive effectiveness.
And there will certainly be no offensive genius from a former Rutgers assistant (no offense intended towards our Scarlet friends).
Nor for that matter from Elzy, who was a wonderful defender as an LV, but not exactly a great offensive player, and who comes from KY, whose offensive schemes pretty much resemble those in Knoxville.
Well, IMO, the main defect the past 3-4 seasons has been on the defensive end of the floor. Traditionally, we have had great defensive teams. If these hires can improve our D, great!
Now, offensively...maybe I'll just have to hope we can get players with enough talent to create on their own.
I'm simply calling it as I saw it watching her teams in the Big Ten.
I think that was the purpose of the Elzy hire. With the last spot Warlick just wanted someone she felt would be a good recruiter. I have no idea how well she will do, but I'm glad they went outside the LV coaching branch with the final hire (which is apparently where they were headed if Law said no). IMO part of Tennessee's problem in recent years was a homogenous coaching staff that had long grown stale. Some fresh perspective and ideas from an "outsider" with assistant coaching and head coaching experience is something that was sorely needed.....
Makes sense, Darth. But she was far from successful as a head coach. Supposed to be a very good recruiter. We will see if either hire can impact the 2013 class. From what I have read, they expect to get the 1,3,8,9,10 and 15 ranked players.
With Warlick already adding Kyra Elzy as an assistant, the Lady Vols still had another assistant coach vacancy due to the departure of Mickie DeMoss to the WNBA's Indiana Fever. In Law, Tennessee adds a coach who is nationally recognized as an outstanding recruiter: during her tenure at Rutgers as an assistant under Hall of Famer C. Vivian Stringer, Law was a major part of eight top 10 recruiting classes, including three that were ranked as the best in the nation.
With the combination of Elzy and Law, Tennessee is clearly making a push to continue their success into the future on the foundation of great recruiting to a program that now-Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt has built into a national power.
loving the news! congrats to coach elzy and law. going to be an exciting new chapter in lady vol history.
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