Re: Cal Sparks Gold

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Posted by Coach on August 11, 2017 at 08:49:54:

In Reply to: Re: Cal Sparks Gold posted by Idiots on August 11, 2017 at 08:36:31:

: : : : Huh?? Are you serious? I have seen players develop rapidly under Close as a coach, especially her post players. I have also seen significant improvement in Canada's overall game under Close. I beg to differ with the previous post that referred to her as a great recruiter only.

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: : : I think most people who really pay attention would say she is a decent not great coach.

: : : She is really nice and a good recruiter. But she gets outcoached in games and I don't believe players improve enough.

: : : But we can agree to disagree.

: : Close is never up for another big coaching job. Her name is never mentioned by the fans when one comes up and neither are her assistant coaches.

: : I think she's a nice lady, a decent coach, a great recruiter but has created an average program. However, UCLA has become a fairly average athletic program so she fits in.

: Do you even follow UCLA athletics outside of women's basketball, football? Please refer to the number of NCAA championships for all sports.

: I continue to root for Close, she's built a program that has a great deal of integrity, focuses on development of PEOPLE. Women's bball is not a big money draw for colleges outside of select few programs. I think what she's doing there is infinitely more valuable than chasing more and more wins.

Just to emphasize that comment about UCLA being average in athletics: UCLA women have won team National Championships in the last 10 years in Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball and Water Polo.

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