Seems you definitely have a personal or close connection to Shannon. Of course that will cloud your judgment or make you bias. Let’s just look at tangible facts:Sugar Bear 16 wrote: ↑Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:08 amYou can judge her all you want in here you have the right to your opinion but I doubt 99% of the posters on here have ever played or coached at the D1 level or for some of you at any levels. You have no idea what is like to be in her shoes etc. The number of transfers ever year across all college sports has gone up year by year. The culture in sports today is more about “puppies and ice cream” then it is about being competitive and accountable etc. A large number of athletes today like winning if it comes easy but if they have to work hard for it and be held accountable for their short-comings, forget that. She was told she had to win before this last season and she plus her staff and players accomplished that. If she was given an extension, then that should have been honored. If the AD had concerns about transfers etc, then make that clear in the new contract and hold that standard. The choice that was made was very disrespectful towards a legendary player who has given 2/3 of her life so far to the program. She had to replace one of college basketball’s legendary coaches who won a ton of games etc. I don’t agree with Mr. Haslam’s decision and his next moves will be key for his future. If doesn’t find a successful replacement, then I hope he is shown the door.
- 52-69 record in 4 years (awful)
- early exits in the Big Sky tourney
- absolutely dominated by cats in 4 years
- losses at home to teams who shouldn’t even compete with us
- a mass exodus of girls leaving the program, far above any average levels you keep referencing. I bet there’s been more turnover on that program than any other program in the Big Sky, men’s or women’s
- former players “liking” tweets stating “there are issues in that locker room”
You attach all of that to anyone not named Shannon Cate and she would have been shown the door a long time ago. I’m so happy Kent made this tough decision. He was very smart to do it.
Oh, and there are current players who are very, very okay with this decision. Go Griz!