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Re: Pikiell Gone to Rutgers.. now what???
« Reply #46 on: April 06, 2016, 02:08:20 pm »
Thank you !  Sounds like a great replacement  if indeed he comes to Long Island.

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Re: Pikiell Gone to Rutgers.. now what???
« Reply #47 on: April 06, 2016, 11:58:33 pm »
I have heard rumors that they have interviewed a few candidates

Baker Dunleavy- son of Mike Dunleavy, currently AC at Villanova (lived in NYC while working for Merill and BoA)
Lamont Paris- AC at Wisconsin, has been coaching for several years from the DIII level onwards
Jeff Battle- AC at Providence, previously at Wake Forest and was with Skip Prosser for years
Martin Ingelsby- has had 7 years of AC experience at Notre Dame with Mike Brey, Philly high school product

It's a pretty diverse crew. With the exception of Battle (who has been around the game for a long time), the other three are young coaches with lots of upside.

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Re: Pikiell Gone to Rutgers.. now what???
« Reply #48 on: April 07, 2016, 09:54:30 am »
paris has strong Midwest ties.  anyone know the skinny on the others, do they have ties to the northeast?  tristate area?  where do we want to be recruiting?  I assume in-state really isn't the issue here.  but our best recent recruits have come from places like NJ, LI, MD/DC, and perhaps Ohio (arguably!?!?!).
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Re: Pikiell Gone to Rutgers.. now what???
« Reply #49 on: April 07, 2016, 10:40:26 am »
Do we have a real shot at Baker Dunleavy? The associate head coach of the national championship team sounds like a great get. Hope it gets done.

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Re: Pikiell Gone to Rutgers.. now what???
« Reply #50 on: April 07, 2016, 11:21:45 am »
All four come from Blue Chip Programs with plenty of upside.  I think anyone of them would be a big plus for us in terms of recruiting, academics and scheduling .

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Re: Pikiell Gone to Rutgers.. now what???
« Reply #51 on: April 07, 2016, 12:25:47 pm »
Add Jeff Boals, AC from Ohio State to the list of candidates

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Re: Pikiell Gone to Rutgers.. now what???
« Reply #52 on: April 07, 2016, 04:52:32 pm »
As expected, Jay Young is gonna follow Pikiell to Rutgers

And now we wait :)

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Re: Pikiell Gone to Rutgers.. now what???
« Reply #53 on: April 07, 2016, 04:55:41 pm »
As expected, Jay Young is gonna follow Pikiell to Rutgers

And now we wait :)

I just read that. Now what.. Talk about cleaning house!!!!

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Re: Pikiell Gone to Rutgers.. now what???
« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2016, 05:54:47 pm »
Thank you to Pikiell and staff for building this program up from a dark place and achieving success. Best of luck to all (and it seems by "all" that means everyone to Rutgers except Chapman? No love for Chapman?).

That said, I'm pleased it appears there will be a clean sweep of the coaches, many support staff (and perhaps forthcoming players?) and a new build. Despite the likelihood there will be a dip from being near the top for 2-3 years, it's the right move.

Why? Don't know if this is a unpopular opinion or not, but I'll say it: The previous coaching staff underachieved.

SBU had a long string of very good players and teams, certainly one of the best strings of players and teams the AE has seen in a long time (Dougher - Warney) And I know (as Pikiell often said) it's hard to get over the hump and win. But to only achieve the one and only prize once (and barely at that)....?  Frankly, I think this was a pretty easy call for Heilbron to make. ****? Yep. But with the larger support of university, facilities, and staff still holding up the foundation, you have to try to build something even better.

I hope Heilbron gets his guy. I trust he will.
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Re: Pikiell Gone to Rutgers.. now what???
« Reply #57 on: April 08, 2016, 03:05:23 pm »
wow big news.  who's got the background info???  what are his strengths?  possible assistants?  are we keeping dougher on?!?!?!?

strong Midwest ties... ohio, WV, western PA, for whatever that's worth.  at akron: "He served as the programís recruiting coordinator and was responsible for the development of the teamís post players."

http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-hires-jeff-boals-as-new-men-s-basketball-coach-1.11668616

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Boals

http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/jeff_boals_754135.html

this will give walker a different coach every year for four years!
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Re: Pikiell Gone to Rutgers.. now what???
« Reply #58 on: April 08, 2016, 04:06:09 pm »
wow big news.  who's got the background info???  what are his strengths?  possible assistants?  are we keeping dougher on?!?!?!?

strong Midwest ties... ohio, WV, western PA, for whatever that's worth.  at akron: "He served as the programís recruiting coordinator and was responsible for the development of the teamís post players."

http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-hires-jeff-boals-as-new-men-s-basketball-coach-1.11668616

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Boals

http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/jeff_boals_754135.html

this will give walker a different coach every year for four years!


From what I've read, Coach Boals's strong points are coaching defense (which is certainly in the Seawolves tradition) and recruiting.  All good..No idea about assistants he might hire, but he'll certainly have his hands full near-term with all kinds of challenges:
-- Hire an entire staff (BTW, I believe Dougher went with Pikiell, as did Young, Rickard and Van Dyke)
-- Get close with the current players, and win their confidence so that they don't bolt
-- Recruit a top-notch player to fill the last roster spot for '16-'17 (yes, there's an open Scholly)
-- And, of course, relocate his family!!!

Good luck, Coach B.--you're going to need a boatload!!
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Re: Pikiell Gone to Rutgers.. now what???
« Reply #59 on: April 08, 2016, 04:07:11 pm »
"Losing Boals means Matta is losing the assistant in charge of coordinating the Buckeyes defense. The Buckeyes have been top 50 in the country in adjusted defensive efficiency, according to KenPom, every season since 2010."

According to Cleveland.com. So our defensive strength and dominance should continue. I am not worried about his X and Os. His biggest challenge will recruiting in the northeast corridor from DC to Boston.