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Matt A Torch Article 5 months 1 week ago #243978

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Every significant player on our team right now was recruited by Matt A. To put it bluntly, without Matt, there would be no team and the improvement we have seen from last year to this year would not have happened.
For recruiting purposes, this spring and summer are very important. There are three circuits, Nike, Adidas, and UA. Matt cannot be in three places at one time. Some schools have one assistant at each event and the head coach makes an appearance at all of them. Since we can only have 3 Asst. coaches, Richmond and St Jean need to step up and get out there on the circuit. If not, Chris is going to have to make a change. The 2018 and 2019 classes have a lot of talent in the Tri State area, we need to get our share to continue to improve.
If our recruiting effort does not improve, we are definitely in trouble. Recruiting is not a one man job.

Let Goff know our staff is too light right now and we need another recruiter.

If the suggestion is to bring in another person to help Matt recruiting, then unless you are planning for this person to handle administration work, he would have to be given an Assistant Coaching position to actually recruit. We already have the max in Assistants (3). Therefore someone would have to leave or take a lesser position.

I had forgotten that Richmond has been elevated to assistant, from special assistant. On the bench, though, Richmond doesn't seem to interact much with players, same as when he was restricted by his former role.

In terms of Matt A., I will say that some "Fans" have shot him particularly nasty stuff on social media, which he doesn't respond to, that has bothered his family.

It's one thing to be a recruiter for an incredibly successful program, as Norm was for Bill Self at Kansas, and entirely another thing to be successful recruiting at St. John's. Matt is not going to come close to getting every player he goes after, but he appears to be one tenacious, tough mother, which belies his physical stature.
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Matt A Torch Article 5 months 1 week ago #244007

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Every significant player on our team right now was recruited by Matt A. To put it bluntly, without Matt, there would be no team and the improvement we have seen from last year to this year would not have happened.
For recruiting purposes, this spring and summer are very important. There are three circuits, Nike, Adidas, and UA. Matt cannot be in three places at one time. Some schools have one assistant at each event and the head coach makes an appearance at all of them. Since we can only have 3 Asst. coaches, Richmond and St Jean need to step up and get out there on the circuit. If not, Chris is going to have to make a change. The 2018 and 2019 classes have a lot of talent in the Tri State area, we need to get our share to continue to improve.
If our recruiting effort does not improve, we are definitely in trouble. Recruiting is not a one man job.

Let Goff know our staff is too light right now and we need another recruiter.

If the suggestion is to bring in another person to help Matt recruiting, then unless you are planning for this person to handle administration work, he would have to be given an Assistant Coaching position to actually recruit. We already have the max in Assistants (3). Therefore someone would have to leave or take a lesser position.

I had forgotten that Richmond has been elevated to assistant, from special assistant. On the bench, though, Richmond doesn't seem to interact much with players, same as when he was restricted by his former role.

In terms of Matt A., I will say that some "Fans" have shot him particularly nasty stuff, which he doesn't respond to, that has bothered his family.

It's one thing to be a recruiter for an incredibly successful program, as Norm was for Bill Self at Kansas, and entirely another thing to be successful recruiting at St. John's. Matt is not going to come close to getting every player he goes after, but he appears to be one tenacious, tough mother, which belies his physical stature.

Thanks BOE
excellent observations to which I add:
1. I hope Matt & family receive much more positive appreciation from the SJU community!
2. Matt like CM came here to succeed and I see CM & him succeeding...he won't get every recruit he seeks - imo he'll get enough!

Matt are you listening? Your the best and we are glad you are here!!!!!!!
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Matt A Torch Article 5 months 1 week ago #244011

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Amen!
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Matt A Torch Article 5 months 1 week ago #244014

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There will always be trolls on social media. I've seen Matt get much love on Twitter and on these boards. Overwhelming majority of fans know how important he is.
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Matt A Torch Article 5 months 1 week ago #244015

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I don't really follow Social media, just Facebook . Am puzzled as to why some people would send negative stuff to Matt. He seems to be doing a good job with recruiting and developing relationships with high school and AAU coaches. We have come a long way from the day he was hired.
In my opinion, anyone who does not appreciate the job he is doing, is totally ignorant in regards to rebuilding a program from the ground up.
Instead of finding fault, why not support his efforts on behalf of the program. Think about this, we have the one of the best backcourts in the country, and they are both freshman. Tariq Owens and Darien Williams have both contributed this year. Simon and Clark will both help us next year.
Some folks must be leading some miserable lives if they put so much effort into finding fault with others.
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Matt A Torch Article 5 months 1 week ago #244016

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Paultz getting 10% commission on a new Matt contract for causing tumult :)
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Matt A Torch Article 5 months 1 week ago #244017

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Paultz getting 10% commission on a new Matt contract for causing tumult :)

Met tickets. :)
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Matt A Torch Article 5 months 1 week ago #244020

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There will always be trolls on social media. I've seen Matt get much love on Twitter and on these boards. Overwhelming majority of fans know how important he is.

Like most things, it's the negative nasty stuff that rankles people, even if it is 10 to 1 positive.
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Matt A Torch Article 5 months 1 week ago #244033

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Paultzman wrote:
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Paultz getting 10% commission on a new Matt contract for causing tumult :)

Met tickets. :)

Love the profile pic. RIP to a great one.
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