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FWIW: Interesting Story About Providence AD 1 week 4 days ago #289988

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FWIW: Interesting Story About Providence AD 1 week 4 days ago #289992

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An AD & his coaches working hand in glove to achieve a common purpose. Refreshing & a missing link at SJU imo. Continuity is such a plus. Can SJU ever achieve that? Jury out. It’s been a long time. Next hire & empowerment of the position is extremely important.
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FWIW: Interesting Story About Providence AD 1 week 4 days ago #289994

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Paultzman wrote: An AD & his coaches working hand in glove to achieve a common purpose. Refreshing & a missing link at SJU imo. Continuity is such a plus. Can SJU ever achieve that? Jury out. It’s been a long time. Next hire & empowerment of the position is extremely important.


Goff's position was emasculated. No career minded and competent AD would apply. We are St. John's
where coaches and AD's go to die.

At St. John's nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!
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At St. John's nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

FWIW: Interesting Story About Providence AD 1 week 4 days ago #289995

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Paultzman wrote: An AD & his coaches working hand in glove to achieve a common purpose. Refreshing & a missing link at SJU imo. Continuity is such a plus. Can SJU ever achieve that? Jury out. It’s been a long time. Next hire & empowerment of the position is extremely important.


Goff's position was emasculated. No career minded and competent AD would apply. We are St. John's
where coaches and AD's go to die.



Ah, we’re on the cusp of a new season with the best roster in years and ‘perhaps’ a needed AC change. An AD with ‘teeth’ working in sync with coaches is indeed the ‘next step’.
Let’s hope.
Meanwhile, let’s go Johnnies.
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FWIW: Interesting Story About Providence AD 1 week 4 days ago #289998

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Great article! Someone should send it to the powers that be at SJU. PC is a small Catholic school of just over 4,000 students w/o a great location to sell. As Paultz says, shows what a great AD can do given time and power to get things done. Cooley was a great hire and it sounds like the hockey coach was as well.
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NCJohnnie wrote: Great article! Someone should send it to the powers that be at SJU. PC is a small Catholic school of just over 4,000 students w/o a great location to sell. As Paultz says, shows what a great AD can do given time and power to get things done. Cooley was a great hire and it sounds like the hockey coach was as well.

Are you family with the expression It would fall on deaf ears? If they have to be told it is a lost cause (another all too familiar expression closely associated with St. John's). :(

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Simply hiring good coach(es) after Louie would've done the trick.
Instead, one bad move after another---from Brian Mahoney through Norm Roberts. (Fraschilla was a good coach but a wacky one.
I'll let the Goliaths on the Board 'debate' the merits of Lavin versus Mullin.
Hiring the right coach to succeed Louie would've set the tone for the future. Hiring Brian--a good guy and loyal--but a poor coach, sure did.
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FWIW: Interesting Story About Providence AD 1 week 4 days ago #290003

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Chicago Days wrote: Simply hiring good coach(es) after Louie would've done the trick.
Instead, one bad move after another---from Brian Mahoney through Norm Roberts. (Fraschilla was a good coach but a wacky one.
I'll let the Goliaths on the Board 'debate' the merits of Lavin versus Mullin.
Hiring the right coach to succeed Louie would've set the tone for the future. Hiring Brian--a good guy and loyal--but a poor coach, sure did.

The sad thing is, we were an attractive destination after Louie. Perineal top 20 and top 5 all time wins . We would have been able to get a get a very competent coach at that time.
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richard A Steinfeld wrote:

Chicago Days wrote: Simply hiring good coach(es) after Louie would've done the trick.
Instead, one bad move after another---from Brian Mahoney through Norm Roberts. (Fraschilla was a good coach but a wacky one.
I'll let the Goliaths on the Board 'debate' the merits of Lavin versus Mullin.
Hiring the right coach to succeed Louie would've set the tone for the future. Hiring Brian--a good guy and loyal--but a poor coach, sure did.

The sad thing is, we were an attractive destination after Louie. Perineal top 20 and top 5 all time wins . We would have been able to get a get a very competent coach at that time.


Great points, richard.
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FWIW: Interesting Story About Providence AD 1 week 4 days ago #290016

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bamafan wrote: NCJohnnie wrote: Great article! Someone should send it to the powers that be at SJU. PC is a small Catholic school of just over 4,000 students w/o a great location to sell. As Paultz says, shows what a great AD can do given time and power to get things done. Cooley was a great hire and it sounds like the hockey coach was as well.

Are you family with the expression It would fall on deaf ears? If they have to be told it is a lost cause (another all too familiar expression closely associated with St. John's).

Yes bamafan, I am familiar with those expressions, but as a life long Johnnie & Knick fan, I am quite familiar and comfortable with tilting at windmills!
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