Womens College Coaching Hotseat

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Not sure anyone is saying that women are incapable of doing the same things. They are. But the accounts of predatory coaches overwhelmingly involve male coaches.

(I will add as the parent of a GK: while my daughter has had some excellent male GK coaches, a woman GK is preferable b/c the position is played differently and a woman GK coach understands that from the athlete's and the coach's perspective)
Definitively possible. Guessing if you looked at statistics males are predominant perpetrators.
Yes I agree more prevalent with men but I would never let me guard down. And it is often easier for women to “groom” their victims because of letting their guard down.
 
Agreed - AD’s, DOC’s especially those that are male may miss the signs and downplay what is going on as no big deal. Have definitely seen this in high school. Female coaches also are just not always the best - we have had a few that have not been good for many reasons
 

Soccer4evr

BRONZE
More reason to hire good women coaches. No doubt a handful of these male coaches are looking at our daughters, possibly thinking things, but never acting. It’s the few that lack the filter to refrain like Brendan, who get themselves into trouble.
Don't just hire a "good" woman coach, hire the BEST candidate for the job.
 

dk_b

SILVER ELITE
Of course you want an excellent coach for any team you or a loved one is involved with. But to me, all things being equal, I’d much prefer a woman coaching my daughters. That is not because I am worried about a man preying on them (despite an earlier comment) but because I think there are certain aspects of being a female athlete that even the best male coaches cannot coach. And, as noted above, that is particularly true of goalkeepers.

Before I went to grad school, I taught kids who were very different from me - racially, linguistically, socio economically. I cared about them and was, sometimes, even a good teacher. But all things being equal, I think they’d have benefitted more from being taught by a teacher from their community or from a shared background. But since Oakland started each year with hundreds of teacher vacancies, all things were never equal and there were never an abundance of candidates of any category.
 
So who fills the open positions in the WCC and PAC-12?

Univ. Washington - Theresa Romagnolo, Tiffany Roberts or any other top female soccer coach. Jill Ellis rumor....... There are rumors that the WSU could leave for UW if they ante up and pay. If the money is right I could see ANY coach uprooting their family to coach here. IMO best job in the country.

Oregon - heard they want a woman. Will assume a top female head coach at a mid major. Problem is the school is located in podunk Eugene

LMU - likely a top asst. from an elite D1 school. Money on Pepperdine asst. This is a good job.

St. Mary's- top asst. from winning D1 program or D2 head coach from winning program. Possible re-tread if they can't find anyone

Pacific - same as St. Mary's.
 
Free coaches that could deserve another HC chance?

Kai Edwards - volunteer at CAL, former SMC coach.
Jon Lipsitz - asst at SMC, prior HC at Kentucky.

Winning Coaches that could end up at UW or Oregon?

Tiffany Roberts - HC at UCF, pedigree and winner wherever she goes. She's from the West Coast. Her name always comes up.
Chris Watkins- former BYU Asst that has turned Gonzaga around in 2 years.
Jim Thomas - HC at Boise State. 1st place and made D1 NCAA
Lauren Hansen - HC SJSU. return to Oregon? Made D1 NCAA and makes playoffs every year
Theresa Romagnolo- UW volunteer, former Notre Dame coach

Coaches for LMU, SMC, Pacific?

Max Rooke - top asst at Pepperdine. Elite program that makes D1 NCAA
Jay Mason - Cal Poly Pomona HC, CP made D2 playoffs
Austin Risenhoover - CAL asst. and long time UCSB asst. CAL 1st round NCAA
Bernardo Silva - asst SAC state and long time Cal poly asst. SAC State made playoffs
Tina Estrada - long time asst at SMC, Depaul and now SJSU. SJSU has made playoffs
 

Soccer4evr

BRONZE
Free coaches that could deserve another HC chance?

Kai Edwards - volunteer at CAL, former SMC coach.
Jon Lipsitz - asst at SMC, prior HC at Kentucky.

Winning Coaches that could end up at UW or Oregon?

Tiffany Roberts - HC at UCF, pedigree and winner wherever she goes. She's from the West Coast. Her name always comes up.
Chris Watkins- former BYU Asst that has turned Gonzaga around in 2 years.
Jim Thomas - HC at Boise State. 1st place and made D1 NCAA
Lauren Hansen - HC SJSU. return to Oregon? Made D1 NCAA and makes playoffs every year
Theresa Romagnolo- UW volunteer, former Notre Dame coach

Coaches for LMU, SMC, Pacific?

Max Rooke - top asst at Pepperdine. Elite program that makes D1 NCAA
Jay Mason - Cal Poly Pomona HC, CP made D2 playoffs
Austin Risenhoover - CAL asst. and long time UCSB asst. CAL 1st round NCAA
Bernardo Silva - asst SAC state and long time Cal poly asst. SAC State made playoffs
Tina Estrada - long time asst at SMC, Depaul and now SJSU. SJSU has made playoffs
I like Lauren Hansen for the Oregon position. Tina Estrada could either take over at SJSU if Hansen leaves or take the SMC job since as you said she was a long time assistant there. I think Bernardo Silva would be a good choice for Pacific, SAC State just up the road.
 

UOP

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UOP job is high risk, high reward. Any person that can turn this program around will set themselves up for a big job in the future (I.e. men’s UOP coach who got the job at UCLA).

No head coach would touch this job In fear of failure and relegation back to an assistant for 5–7 years.

Perfect for an up and coming dynamic assistant or overlooked assistant veteran. Worse thing that can happen is they are unsuccessful and go back to assistant coach.
 

Glen

SILVER ELITE
Free coaches that could deserve another HC chance?

Kai Edwards - volunteer at CAL, former SMC coach.
Jon Lipsitz - asst at SMC, prior HC at Kentucky.

Winning Coaches that could end up at UW or Oregon?

Tiffany Roberts - HC at UCF, pedigree and winner wherever she goes. She's from the West Coast. Her name always comes up.
Chris Watkins- former BYU Asst that has turned Gonzaga around in 2 years.
Jim Thomas - HC at Boise State. 1st place and made D1 NCAA
Lauren Hansen - HC SJSU. return to Oregon? Made D1 NCAA and makes playoffs every year
Theresa Romagnolo- UW volunteer, former Notre Dame coach

Coaches for LMU, SMC, Pacific?

Max Rooke - top asst at Pepperdine. Elite program that makes D1 NCAA
Jay Mason - Cal Poly Pomona HC, CP made D2 playoffs
Austin Risenhoover - CAL asst. and long time UCSB asst. CAL 1st round NCAA
Bernardo Silva - asst SAC state and long time Cal poly asst. SAC State made playoffs
Tina Estrada - long time asst at SMC, Depaul and now SJSU. SJSU has made playoffs
Why would coaches from SMC deserve jobs? They are perennial bottom feeders of the WCC. SMC is just lucky they get to play UOP every year. The bottom half of the WCC was especially atrocious this year. No wonder Watkins was able to turn around Gonzaga to the best of the worst.
 
that’s the danger of accepting a SMC or Pacific job as a previous winking D2, naia head coach. The chances are great you’re going to lose and take steps backwards in your career.

Kai and Jon will likely have to head up a D3 program or get lucky with a good asst. job.

To get a great coach both of these schools will have to take a chance on a young local asst. and hope they do great. Lots of diamonds out there looking for a shot.
 
Free coaches that could deserve another HC chance?

Kai Edwards - volunteer at CAL, former SMC coach.
Jon Lipsitz - asst at SMC, prior HC at Kentucky.

Winning Coaches that could end up at UW or Oregon?

Tiffany Roberts - HC at UCF, pedigree and winner wherever she goes. She's from the West Coast. Her name always comes up.
Chris Watkins- former BYU Asst that has turned Gonzaga around in 2 years.
Jim Thomas - HC at Boise State. 1st place and made D1 NCAA
Lauren Hansen - HC SJSU. return to Oregon? Made D1 NCAA and makes playoffs every year
Theresa Romagnolo- UW volunteer, former Notre Dame coach

Coaches for LMU, SMC, Pacific?

Max Rooke - top asst at Pepperdine. Elite program that makes D1 NCAA
Jay Mason - Cal Poly Pomona HC, CP made D2 playoffs
Austin Risenhoover - CAL asst. and long time UCSB asst. CAL 1st round NCAA
Bernardo Silva - asst SAC state and long time Cal poly asst. SAC State made playoffs
Tina Estrada - long time asst at SMC, Depaul and now SJSU. SJSU has made playoffs
What about GCU HC? Any thoughts on candidates/applicants?
 

Soccer4evr

BRONZE
UOP job is high risk, high reward. Any person that can turn this program around will set themselves up for a big job in the future (I.e. men’s UOP coach who got the job at UCLA).

No head coach would touch this job In fear of failure and relegation back to an assistant for 5–7 years.

Perfect for an up and coming dynamic assistant or overlooked assistant veteran. Worse thing that can happen is they are unsuccessful and go back to assistant coach.
I disagree with your assessment of UOP being "high risk" for a coach. Look at what the former UOP coach did for the men's soccer program. Why would the women's program be any different? So what if they hire a really good D2 or D3 coach, just need to find that someone who is willing to take it on.
 

dk_b

SILVER ELITE
I disagree with your assessment of UOP being "high risk" for a coach. Look at what the former UOP coach did for the men's soccer program. Why would the women's program be any different? So what if they hire a really good D2 or D3 coach, just need to find that someone who is willing to take it on.
women’s college soccer is quite different than men’s. Look at SMC - coach has been there a while and now has a strong team. Hard for a women’s coach to recruit there but there are far fewer men’s programs. Not saying it can’t be done on the women’s side at UOP or SMC (Paul R did well before moving to Stanford) but it is different and I think harder.
 

Soccer4evr

BRONZE
women’s college soccer is quite different than men’s. Look at SMC - coach has been there a while and now has a strong team. Hard for a women’s coach to recruit there but there are far fewer men’s programs. Not saying it can’t be done on the women’s side at UOP or SMC (Paul R did well before moving to Stanford) but it is different and I think harder.
If comparing the UOP's mens team with the women's team isn't apples-to-apples then UOP's athletic director should take a look at what the Oregon State coach has done with the Beaver's women's program, and yes, I understand that the WCC and PAC 12 are very different conferences. The Oregon State team is basically the prior coach's recruits and I wouldn't say that recruiting to Oregon schools is exactly easy compared to other PAC 12 schools. Kudos to Kagan and UOP needs to look for someone of his pedigree and who is willing to take a chance.
 
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