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Re: Coaching Carousel
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2019, 02:02:01 pm »
Wow!  That is big news.  It was interesting that the article made no mention of him vacating the head coaching position.  I'm assuming by your post that a new head coach will definitely be taking over for the 2019 season.  I think there have been some examples of temporary overlap of duties when a head coach is hired as the new AD--the one I can recall is Gerry DiBartolo at Salisbury.  In the North Park situation, it's more than just the traditional AD position, however.

Edit:  in looking it up, DiBartolo was interim AD for two years while he remained head coach before being hired as the permanent AD and relinquishing the head coaching duties.
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Re: Coaching Carousel
« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2019, 02:36:27 pm »
As everyone expected, an hour and a half after John Born was promoted, Kris Grahn was named NPU's new head coach. This is exactly what those of us who follow North Park men's soccer were hoping would happen. As associate head coach, Kris was John's right-hand man and was heavily involved in every aspect of the program, especially recruiting. He's obviously the person who is best positioned to keep the international pipleline going, seeing as how Kris himself originally came to North Park from Sweden to play soccer, and as a former All-American and CCIW Player of the Year he's going to have credibility with American prospects as well.

This is a good day for North Park soccer.
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Re: Coaching Carousel
« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2019, 07:40:12 am »
What is going on at Conn? It has been months since the job was posted but there has been no mention of Murphy's exit or of a new coach being hired.

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Re: Coaching Carousel
« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2019, 09:58:04 am »
Massachusetts fans who go back a certain number of years might be interested to hear that Michael Choquette is the new, full-time asst. coach at Chicago.  He was quite the youth sensation out of Western Mass and went on to be a key midfielder for the Maroons during his time there, graduating in 2015.  His older brother was a very good player for Union.

https://athletics.uchicago.edu/sports/msoc/2018-19/releases/20190508qg5g9h


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Re: Coaching Carousel
« Reply #49 on: May 17, 2019, 10:25:50 am »
What is going on at Conn? It has been months since the job was posted but there has been no mention of Murphy's exit or of a new coach being hired.

Have wondered this myself.  D3Soccer has not even listed the job as an opening on its Coaching Carousel.

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Re: Coaching Carousel
« Reply #50 on: May 17, 2019, 09:28:50 pm »
What is going on at Conn? It has been months since the job was posted but there has been no mention of Murphy's exit or of a new coach being hired.

Have wondered this myself.  D3Soccer has not even listed the job as an opening on its Coaching Carousel.

Yeah, at D3soccer.com a decision was made to only add coaching changes to the Carousel once the new hire was announced.  I was in favor of including vacancies (and I think everyone agreed it would be great to do so), but as I was not volunteering to help maintain the Coaching Carousel (I'm officially retired from day-to-day operations, and I try act that way as much as possible), the final decision for this off-season was made because there is only so much one person can do and stay on top off.  I just inject that to say that (1) it's not an oversight that the Connecticut job is not in the Carousel but rather a conscious decision not to track and post vacancies, and therefore (2) don't read anything into it not being listed and don't assume we know something you don't.
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Re: Coaching Carousel
« Reply #51 on: May 22, 2019, 04:46:13 pm »
Announcement on Murphy's retirement. Replacement will be named this week. Looks like he stayed on payroll through end of May.

https://www.nescac.com/sports/msoc/2018-19/releases/CONN_MurphyRetires

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Re: Coaching Carousel
« Reply #52 on: May 23, 2019, 10:07:51 am »
And here's the announcement about Kenny Murphy's replacement at Connecticut College, Reuben Birk (Hobart '13), formerly Murphy's top assistant:

https://www.nescac.com/sports/msoc/2018-19/releases/CONN_ReubenBurkHC

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Re: Coaching Carousel
« Reply #53 on: May 24, 2019, 08:08:33 am »
Wow...in doing the math Reuben Birk would have overlapped at Hobart with Tony Yeboah, one of my younger son's club teammates.  Reuben would be a year younger than my son, making him only 28...

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Re: Coaching Carousel
« Reply #54 on: May 31, 2019, 02:26:49 pm »
Bard position is open.

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« Reply #55 on: July 24, 2019, 11:23:19 am »
Bard has been filled by a d1 coach. His bio on Bard's page emphasizes how he has had success turning around losing programs. It seems like Bard may be making an effort to improve their program. Any thoughts?

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Re: Coaching Carousel
« Reply #56 on: July 24, 2019, 12:14:18 pm »
Bard has been filled by a d1 coach. His bio on Bard's page emphasizes how he has had success turning around losing programs. It seems like Bard may be making an effort to improve their program. Any thoughts?

not just a D1 coach but a head coach who was in the NCAA Tournament last season at LIU Brooklyn. LIU is merging its Brooklyn (D1) and Brookville AKA Post (D2) athletic departments and apparently elected not to retain either of its men's soccer staffs. Building a winning program at Bard is an enormous challenge, to say the least. This hire seems like a strong start.

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Re: Coaching Carousel
« Reply #57 on: August 13, 2019, 12:13:17 pm »
Not sure how I missed this.  That makes about 40? OWU alum coaching college?

Travis was critical to OWU's recruiting - the cupboard is fully stocked for the next couple years.

https://athletics.stolaf.edu/news/2018/12/18/wall-named-head-mens-soccer-coach.aspx

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« Reply #58 on: August 13, 2019, 12:19:34 pm »
Seems like OWU will have a bucket full of alumni to choose from when Martin finally retires, which you would think has to be soon. Not many coaches are active in their 70s.