Posts Tagged ‘Sylvia Crawley’

more changes.

Crawley is gone at BC.

And, on her own terms, Midland Lutheran (NE) coach — the only one the program has had for 42 years — Joanne Bracker has decided to retire. And inaugural member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Bracker is the all-time winningest coach in the history of NAIA women’s basketball.

“Coach is a legend,” said Midland University President Ben Sasse. “Her accomplishments on the court have earned her a place among the elite in college basketball history. Joanne’s vision and work created opportunities and hope for countless girls through her camps. And to the women who’ve come to Midland, she has regularly changed lives as an advisor and mentor. Her legacy here at Midland goes well beyond the court. And beyond this time, her tireless work to change the game of women’s basketball will be felt for generations to come.”

(Thanks, Paul, for the heads up.)

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They got next?

Stephen Hawkins from the AP writes, “Is Baylor the next UConn?”

On the rare occasion when Kim Mulkey isn’t thinking about her young team’s next game or practice, the coach of No. 1 Baylor allows herself to briefly ponder her program’s long-term potential. “As you coach them in practice and in a game and they do something that’s really good, you think ‘Wow, if we could do that on a consistent basis, this could be a fun bunch.’ “

On they who would be toppled from John Altavilla at the Hartford Courant: Geno Auriemma On The Inexact Science Of Recruiting

On Monday, the Courant will present a story on the challenges of succeeding within the UConn women’s basketball program.

Many players have been interviewed; some of their stories are already listed on previous blog posts earlier this weekend, such as Kristen Phillips, who came to UConn in 2006 and was gone by Christmas.

But no one knows the real deal more than The Boss, Geno Auriemma. And this is what he told us about the inexact process of recruiting.

Speaking for recruiting, Hector Longo at the Eagle Tribune notes: Valley pipeline key to BC’s success

The third-year Boston College women’s basketball coach says her program will be based, first and foremost, on locking down New England talent.

“It is some- thing we talk about a lot in recruiting. We try, with our camps, to facilitate good basketball in the state,” said Crawley.

“We want to keep an eye on the talent here.”

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