New Volleyball Coaching Staff

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I'll talk about it as much or as little as I please. Particularly on the thread titled "New volleyball coaching staff". Indeed, it is the off-season.

You might have reason to gripe if I was doing this on threads talking about the team during spring practice/scrimmages, but you won't find me doing that.


And yes, none of us knows the circumstances for why he isn't on the coaching staff any more. You don't know, either.
 

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Did you guys hear that volleyball can now have 3 full time paid assistant coaches starting this summer? I wonder if Munoz will end up being a paid assistant coach instead of volunteer? Or we bring in another assistant coach? Think the MN athletic dept will fork out for the money for it?
 

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Did you guys hear that volleyball can now have 3 full time paid assistant coaches starting this summer? I wonder if Munoz will end up being a paid assistant coach instead of volunteer? Or we bring in another assistant coach? Think the MN athletic dept will fork out for the money for it?
Isn't that still to be voted on? But is expected to pass, I believe.

And yes, it isn't a requirement.


I don't put it beyond Coyle to cheap out.
 

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Isn't that still to be voted on? But is expected to pass, I believe.

And yes, it isn't a requirement.


I don't put it beyond Coyle to cheap out.
I can't speak for what Coyle will do. However, if he wants to keep MN a top VB program and a destination for highly sought after recruits, I think he will fund the volunteer coaches.
 



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In my younger life, as I was seeking a career, I always found it interesting how businesses wanted someone with "experience". Unfortunately, if you didn't bring that to the table, you more or less were over looked. So, I have always said to myself "how does one get that experience, if a business is not willing to hire you?"

Two questions and whoever can answer that would be wonderful.

1- Are the Club coaches in MN paid for their services?

2 - Can anyone speak about MN coaching at the High School/Grade School levels? Are they strictly volunteer or are they paid positions?
 

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In my younger life, as I was seeking a career, I always found it interesting how businesses wanted someone with "experience". Unfortunately, if you didn't bring that to the table, you more or less were over looked. So, I have always said to myself "how does one get that experience, if a business is not willing to hire you?"

Two questions and whoever can answer that would be wonderful.

1- Are the Club coaches in MN paid for their services?

2 - Can anyone speak about MN coaching at the High School/Grade School levels? Are they strictly volunteer or are they paid positions?
Club volleyball is $$$$. 100% a business.
 

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I find it interesting that the assumption is that Pedro is solely responsible for Carter's improvement. Especially since I'm willing to bet none of us witnessed any of the day-to-day coaching at the U.
 

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I find it interesting that the assumption is that Pedro is solely responsible for Carter's improvement. Especially since I'm willing to bet none of us witnessed any of the day-to-day coaching at the U.
Perhaps many of us are assuming that, because we saw an improvement with Booth's game from beginning of the season to the end. Also, you must admit the Gopher Middle Game was just not playing a role in our matches until this past season. Coaching wise Pedro was the only difference.

I guess we can can say Husemann's game did not improve significantly and she ended up being benched for Davis and/or Gros who were transferred in. IDK, can we honestly say who is responsible?
 



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I find it interesting that the assumption is that Pedro is solely responsible for Carter's improvement. Especially since I'm willing to bet none of us witnessed any of the day-to-day coaching at the U.
Isn't it known that he worked with middles?

I know at multiple times I saw them talking to him on the sidelines.
 

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Perhaps many of us are assuming that, because we saw an improvement with Booth's game from beginning of the season to the end. Also, you must admit the Gopher Middle Game was just not playing a role in our matches until this past season. Coaching wise Pedro was the only difference.

I guess we can can say Husemann's game did not improve significantly and she ended up being benched for Davis and/or Gros who were transferred in. IDK, can we honestly say who is responsible?
I really think Gros and/or Davis were not at full health early in the season.

Nothing else really explains Husemann starting, early on. I have nothing against her in the slightest. She stuck with the program and gave it her all. She was just always limited athletically, hence she was a walk-on.
 


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If anybody knows exactly what position(s) our new volleyball coaching staff is over AS INDIVIDUALS, I would love to know.

I am aware that Kristen Kelsay is known for recruiting. I thought I read she would be over the setters. Otherwise, I have not read anything on our entire coaching staff including KCook himself.
 



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I think it's a mistake to assume coaches (in this case Kelsay, Barber, Cook and Munoz) specialize. Sure, there may be a focus, but I would bet there's a lot of overlap. Which is part of the reason I don't understand why ALL credit for the middles is being thrown at Mendes. I would also assume that if he was solely responsible for Booth's improvement that Booth would not have left (unless she knew he was not staying).
 

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I think it's a mistake to assume coaches (in this case Kelsay, Barber, Cook and Munoz) specialize. Sure, there may be a focus, but I would bet there's a lot of overlap. Which is part of the reason I don't understand why ALL credit for the middles is being thrown at Mendes. I would also assume that if he was solely responsible for Booth's improvement that Booth would not have left (unless she knew he was not staying).
LOL

She left because she thinks she can win a natty at Wisc. Guess she thinks she's good to go and doesn't need further development.
 




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