hopeless West Coast homer
- Feb 16, 2017
It's probably a lot harder to get a gig as a head coach at a major university in your early or mid 20s than it used to be.
Joanne P McCallie's contract was extended through the end of the 2020-21 season. I am not sure if she will continue coaching beyond that contract -- and if she does, I am not sure that will be at Duke. She has had some health issues in recent years, so I could see her taking a step back.
Kim could end up with 600 wins in 706, however she may end up somewhere between Nancy at 706 and Geno at 716.
I don't know about the state of the programs that Gromacki and Fahey took over, but Baylor was 7-20 the season before Mulkey took over in 2000. It's true they had made the WNIT the two seasons prior to that, and surely had better facilities than what Geno found at UConn in 1985.All three of the very good coaches mentioned above took over and started with programs that were in a much better position than the one Geno started with.
I’m sure they inherited higher ranking existing players relative to competing teams, better budgets, better facilities and recent histories of strong winning seasons.
Plebe, I would also add that Baylor was in a much better conference when Kim took over and Baylor did not have a WCBB following compared to OU, TAM, Texas or even OK St who were established teams, whereas Geno was in the Big East that back in 1985-86 was not a great conference.I don't know about the state of the programs that Gromacki and Fahey took over, but Baylor was 7-20 the season before Mulkey took over in 2000. It's true they had made the WNIT the two seasons prior to that, and surely had better facilities than what Geno found at UConn in 1985.
Timing was never a Baylor strong suit was it? Putting this on the thread so soon after last week is a bit like salt in the wound...Kim notched her 550th win today. Sits at 550-99 while in her 19th season at Baylor. Looks like she can hit 600 wins by her 20th season.