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Re: MBB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #2415 on: February 21, 2017, 11:13:58 pm »
Francesconi was huge for Mount in OT.  It's the tallest of orders trying to win at Ban Johnson, but what the heck...if they somehow found a way they're playing for the title in Alliance!  Parity ruled this season.

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« Reply #2416 on: February 22, 2017, 06:02:48 pm »
Terry Pluto wrote a nice story about Moran retiring.  I especially liked the question about Moran possibly doing individual instruction (which pays $70-100/hr) and Moran laughing it off that he doesn't have anything to say that's worth $100.  Classic.  You have to love guys like that.

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« Reply #2417 on: February 22, 2017, 08:55:45 pm »
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« Reply #2418 on: February 23, 2017, 09:17:58 pm »
Mount played Etta pretty tough, but it's getting away from them in the last 3 minutes.  What was a single digit game with 3:37 left is now pushed out to 20.  Turnovers and hot shooting are a bad combo.  RaNeal Ewing is trying to score his age...he has 28.   ;D  (It's nowhere near as much fun to make those old guy jokes about anyone besides Dr. Pentello at Cap)

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« Reply #2419 on: February 23, 2017, 09:23:39 pm »
100-78 final.  The Pios scorched the nets to the tune of 59% from the field.  Good grief.  Tough to win in that gym when the home team shoots like that.  Way to put the pedal to the metal and put that thing away down the stretch.

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Re: MBB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #2420 on: February 27, 2017, 10:20:41 am »
Congratulations to DeAllen Jackson.  OAC POY.  He had a great senior season and will be missed!

As for the season as a whole?  Before the year I would have said this end result would have been disappointing.  I really thought they should have been right there with JCU behind Etta.  But having watched them numerous times they just weren't quite at that level.  I don't think it's that they underachieved, but more I had misjudged a little.  Their defense was not good enough and their offense outside of Jackson lacked consistency sometimes.  The good news is they have literally everyone back next year outside of Jackson.  If Bower-Malone, Friga, Niamke, Foreman, etc. develop they should be very deep when you pair them with Kukura, Mason, Stenger, Griffin (the vets who will play a lot).   

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« Reply #2421 on: March 05, 2017, 02:50:43 pm »
Marietta still carrying the torch for the OAC into the Sweet 16 with dominating wins over Calvin and Guilford.

The Pioneers will host Rochester, Whitman, and Hardin-Simmons this weekend at Ban Johnson.

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« Reply #2422 on: March 06, 2017, 12:25:24 pm »
You can't hate hosting another game or two beyond the first weekend of the tournament.  That definitely means you're having a great season.  Good luck to the Pios!  Keep it going.  Ban Johnson will be rocking.

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« Reply #2423 on: April 06, 2017, 07:39:09 pm »
Sounds like JCU have their guy...Pete Moran will take over the reigns in University Heights.

http://www.news-herald.com/sports/20170406/pete-moran-follows-his-father-mike-as-next-john-carroll-mens-basketball-coach

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« Reply #2424 on: April 24, 2017, 08:58:59 am »
I'm always skeptical when a son takes over for his dad.  Your first HC gig is tough, let alone in the shadow of a successful father. For the record this also included when Vince took over for Larry Kehres.  I'd be curious to know who else was in the running for the JCU job.

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« Reply #2425 on: April 24, 2017, 04:53:22 pm »
I'm always skeptical when a son takes over for his dad.  Your first HC gig is tough, let alone in the shadow of a successful father. For the record this also included when Vince took over for Larry Kehres.  I'd be curious to know who else was in the running for the JCU job.

I agree.  I never had the names confirmed by anyone with direct knowledge but these are the names we heard throughout the process:

Pete Moran
Babe Kwasniak - head coach at  Villa Angela-St. Joseph HS
Eric Flannery - head coach at St. Edward HS
David Pfundstein - head coach at Gilmour Academy
Artie Taylor -- former head coach at Ohio Dominican and head coach at The Wellington School

I find it heard to believe that Pete was the first choice simply because of the length of the search.  If they wanted to give it to him in November, they could have done that but they didn't.  If they wanted to give the illusion of a search, they could have given it to him in mid-March but they didn't.  The fact this happened six weeks after the final game and AFTER the OHSAA season ended tells me they went down several other paths before coming back to Pete.


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Re: MBB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #2426 on: April 25, 2017, 04:08:04 pm »
No college coaches other than Pete Moran?

Is that usuual?

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« Reply #2427 on: April 25, 2017, 04:12:49 pm »
Rumors I heard were that a fellow Great Lakes member head coach was interviewed along with a Division I assistant.

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« Reply #2428 on: April 25, 2017, 04:37:18 pm »
No college coaches other than Pete Moran?

Is that usuual?

Current college coaches, you mean. Artie Taylor spent six years as the head coach of Ohio Dominican. He was the man in charge when that program transitioned from NAIA to D2. He was also Bill Brown's second chair at Wittenberg when the Tigers were a national power back in the middle of the last decade.
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« Reply #2429 on: April 26, 2017, 03:58:33 pm »
No college coaches other than Pete Moran?

Is that usuual?

Gordon - I tried to point out that what I heard what far from official and probably only slightly better than flat-out rumors.  There may have been others interviewed and, for all I know, none of the names I heard were interviewed (other than Pete). 

The D1 assistant rumor that Fifth is reporting makes sense as that always seems to be the direction that the AD does as she has a big school/D1 pedigree. 

I also heard a rumor of a GL head coach interviewing (in fact, I heard the rumor of an OAC coach interviewing) but it seemed to far fetched and was from a less reliable source than the names I provided above.