Post by reformation on Nov 18, 2017 23:57:14 GMT -5
Ask the coach. The coaches submit those type of press releases to the ath dept. Probably too busy with finishing the season, maybe she is embarrassed by results and wants to keep a low profile. Think they usually did something on the new recruits in the past.
Post by hoyawatcher on Nov 18, 2017 23:59:55 GMT -5
They used to announce the new signees/recruits. No idea why there wasn't an announcement this year unless there are not any? They certainly used to announce the signings.
Really tough year. I agree this was the year to see real progress with the big class becoming Juniors. I didn't see enough of them to really know or see the problems but obviously something ain't right. I was hoping for them, pulling for them but something has to change.
Arlisa Williams Resigns as Georgetown Volleyball Head Coach
Nov. 19, 2017
WASHINGTON - Arlisa Williams has resigned as the head coach of the Georgetown University volleyball team, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lee Reed announced today.
A national search for the next head coach will begin immediately.
“I’d like to thank Arlisa for her many years of service here at Georgetown, and her dedication to both the program and her student-athletes,” said Reed. “We are losing an experienced coach with a passion for teaching, and I wish her well in her future endeavors.”
Williams recently completed her 12th season on the Hilltop, amassing a 122-231 record over that span. The Hoyas finished the 2017 season with an 8-22 overall record and a 2-16 mark in BIG EAST play. Georgetown returns 13 letterwinners, including five starters, in 2018.
I am not a complete idiot. There are some parts missing.
Wish I could say I am surprised but I am sad as I did like Arlissa. this was supposed to be the year she made a move in the BE though.
Will be interesting to see how much interest there is in the job with the reduced scholarship level. The upside is that the new facilities should help.
She was well liked, great person. She was well liked and respected amongst her fellow volleyball coaches throughout the country. I think the lack of admin support really started to weigh on her and her ability to succeed on the court. It will be interesting to see if the admin decides to get behind volleyball and make the commitment needed to the program, or if they will maintain the status quo. If they dont increase financial support, I doubt you will see much interest amongst the top candidate pool. Who they hire will tell us everything we need to know about what the admin has decided regarding volleyball support.
Post by mrhoyasaxa on Nov 19, 2017 22:17:31 GMT -5
Georgetown's history of not caring much about volleyball dates back to coach Nagel when she led her 1998 team to a Big East title and an NCAA berth. She left for Duke at the end of that year partly due to the lack of support from the athletic department and university. She knew she could not have sustained success without the full financial backing of the university. She was correct as Arlisa came in and has struggled to compete in the BE.
I hope things change with this hire and the admin decides to go all in with volleyball. But, i dont think that will happen.
Post by mrhoyasaxa on Nov 24, 2017 11:04:58 GMT -5
Any info on what direction the AD is going to take in hiring a new coach? Any info you have and can share direct message me or post here. Would love to know the circumstances surrounding the search and if Arlisa quit because of the continued lack of funding/support from the administration.
New Volleyball Coach is Toby Rens from Maryland Eastern Shore and Pittsburgh. Looks like he's got experience building a program. Great hire for Georgetown. Hopefully the administration is giving him additional resources and get to a fully funded program.
Post by hoyawatcher on Jan 27, 2018 14:49:13 GMT -5
Potentially good hire. Track record in building programs and doing it at both low end and BE levels. Academic restrictions will be new to him at GU especially as he seems to have a reputation for international players. That will be interesting to watch. Also who he gets for assistants. No one so far.
Folks have already mentioned whether he is getting any additional resources. One additional thing to watch will be what flexibility he has to work the roster. Part of his job is to coach the players he has and put them in better positions. But part is to improve the roster and there will be some who don't fit or don't want to fit with the new program. IMHO one thing Arlissa was not good at was managing her roster. Some of that was institutional restrictions and some was her own. Curious to see what the new guy does.
Looks like three Hoyas have decided to not come back to the team next year. The online roster shows the following omitted: 6'1" OH, Claire Mihm, 6'1" MB/RS Emily Herrington, 5'8" OH Yewande Ilawole. Mihm played in 35 sets last year. Herrington 64 and Ilawole 2 out of the team's 120 sets. Mihm and Ilawole are from California and Herrington is from Florida. Best of luck to those young ladies. Thank you for your hard work, blood, sweat and tears you invested in the program to make it better!
I wonder if Mihm and Harrington were on scholarship? I am too far removed to know. That would open up 2 slots to see how our new guy can recruit - though likely a transfer at this point.
Interesting that Eiche is still listed as a GS. Not sure if that means she is still eligible for next year or not.
I could be wrong, but I dont believe Mihm or Herrington were on scholarship. Coach Rens will have the opportunity to demonstrate his recruiting as the upcoming senior class will lose many scholarship players. Specifically, libero, setter, middle, outside. Thats essentially the entire team. They have one commit for that class (2019) a setter from Michigan from Arlisa's tenure. Plenty more work needs to be done in that class.
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