Article on Shea Ralph

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I hope and pray Coach Shae Ralph do not take the position if it is offered to her. She is an excellent Assistant Coach. Shae was an amazing player and with her guidance UConn has produced some good guards.
 

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Can't believe you this far out of the loop. Shea's husband's is Tom Garrick, hopefully that rings a bell.
I enjoy watching the game... sometimes these boards take away from the talent on the court. So I stepped away from the chatter and life has been great
 

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I enjoy watching the game... sometimes these boards take away from the talent on the court. So I stepped away from the chatter and life has been great
Very happy for you and supportive of your decision to step away. You and many others are missed here though. Be well!
 

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So, where is the article about Geno balancing new fatherhood when Jenna was born while he was an assistant at UVA? Hmmm...
IMHO, it's because of lines of inquiry like this:

I wonder if Ralph's pregnancy and new baby had any impact on recruiting?
I have wondered that, too. Coupled with Marisa leaving, it was not a normal year.
Because people generally don't second-guess whether a man who's recently had a child can do his job properly, but people do it all the time with women. Which is probably why many women, including perhaps Ralph, feel the need to get out in front of the bogeyman of "if mother, still competent employee?"

I seriously doubt anyone ever asked whether Geno's job performance took a hit because he had a kid. Most fans probably weren't even aware of it.
 
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IMHO, it's because of lines of inquiry like this:



Because people generally don't second-guess whether a man who's recently had a child can do his job properly, but people do it all the time with women. Which is probably why many women, including perhaps Ralph, feel the need to get out in front of the bogeyman of "if mother, still competent employee?"

I seriously doubt anyone ever asked whether Geno's job performance took a hit because he had a kid. Most fans probably weren't even aware of it.
I guess my sarcasm didn't come across as well as I intended...
 

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IMHO, it's because of lines of inquiry like this:



Because people generally don't second-guess whether a man who's recently had a child can do his job properly, but people do it all the time with women. Which is probably why many women, including perhaps Ralph, feel the need to get out in front of the bogeyman of "if mother, still competent employee?"

I seriously doubt anyone ever asked whether Geno's job performance took a hit because he had a kid. Most fans probably weren't even aware of it.
Recruiting means travel. Sometimes lots of travel. It's not a matter of job performance and it's not sexism, just nature.
 

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Recruiting means travel. Sometimes lots of travel. It's not a matter of job performance and it's not sexism, just nature.
Oh, for Pete's sake.

This is 100% about sexism. Did anyone bat an eyelash and wonder how Geno was going to do it on the recruiting trail when he had child number THREE? No.

Pat Summitt was on a recruiting trip when her contractions started, still went to the home visit, but ended up cutting it short because there was fear she'd have that baby in their living room (and not in Tennessee *gasp*). Michelle Marciniak still landed at Tennessee...

Women Parents who want to make it happen, make it happen.
 
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IMHO, it's because of lines of inquiry like this:



Because people generally don't second-guess whether a man who's recently had a child can do his job properly, but people do it all the time with women. Which is probably why many women, including perhaps Ralph, feel the need to get out in front of the bogeyman of "if mother, still competent employee?"

I seriously doubt anyone ever asked whether Geno's job performance took a hit because he had a kid. Most fans probably weren't even aware of it.
What's wrong with wondering? Seems like a reasonable thing to wonder about. And it clearly was not a normal year. As @vtcwbuff said, it has nothing to do with job performance per se.

Geno said that through all that they didn't miss a beat. OK. I'll take his word for it.
 
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#38
Recruiting means travel. Sometimes lots of travel. It's not a matter of job performance and it's not sexism, just nature.
Many of us, men and women, turned down jobs due to travel and our desire to spend more time with family. Shea likely could have had many coaching opportunities at high level programs in past but has chosen to stay with Geno. Seems unlikely that after just having a baby her motivations would have changed.
 

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Can't believe you this far out of the loop. Shea's husband's is Tom Garrick, hopefully that rings a bell.
Tom is her husband? Wow one of my all time favorite Rhody players, him and Carlton Owens’s were a great backcourt during their 1988 run. He has always been a well spoken, gracious and compassionate guy. I wish him well as ULowell coach.
 

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