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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by Fightingscot82 View Post

    She has half the scholarships Swank had. Similar situation for Cleary on the men's side. Both also lost full-time assistants and GA positions. Edinboro's athletic fundraising has been abysmal for years. It used to be you could have a meet & greet with Bruce and Erie rubes would show up in hoards. The admin who ran the sports memorabilia show that would regularly have Steelers signing autographs retired and nobody picked up that event. Bruce also would use his celeb connections to get a Super Bowl package and raffle that off. Plus Edinboro for years payed someone with Director of Athletic Development title who doubtfully raised his salary each year.

    That's the item most casual fans don't realize about the PSAC. Things are far from equal. We have the Yankees and the Pirates within the same division.

    The PSAC has a lot of really good coaches stuck dealing with poverty levels. Would Joe Lombardi dominate at Clarion the way he has at IUP?

    As for the IUP women's situation, well, they were looking at a down year with or without Tom. But, because of the money, the new person will (should) be able to rebuild things pretty quickly.

    Their best returning player plays for California now. I know they were lobbying for an extra year for Justina Mascaro, but I haven't heard if she got it or not. Whomever gets this job will have an incredibly young team this year.

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  • IUPalum
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    Originally posted by Fightingscot82 View Post

    She has half the scholarships Swank had. Similar situation for Cleary on the men's side. Both also lost full-time assistants and GA positions. Edinboro's athletic fundraising has been abysmal for years. It used to be you could have a meet & greet with Bruce and Erie rubes would show up in hoards. The admin who ran the sports memorabilia show that would regularly have Steelers signing autographs retired and nobody picked up that event. Bruce also would use his celeb connections to get a Super Bowl package and raffle that off. Plus Edinboro for years payed someone with Director of Athletic Development title who doubtfully raised his salary each year.

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  • Fightingscot82
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    Originally posted by CALUPA69 View Post

    Actually, since taking over from Stan Swank, Callie Wheeler's Scots have gradually begun a slow slide in the wrong direction, topped off by a 14-12 record in '21-'22. Don't believe she's the answer but at this late date, the C'HAWKS may need to take what's available.
    She has half the scholarships Swank had. Similar situation for Cleary on the men's side. Both also lost full-time assistants and GA positions. Edinboro's athletic fundraising has been abysmal for years. It used to be you could have a meet & greet with Bruce and Erie rubes would show up in hoards. The admin who ran the sports memorabilia show that would regularly have Steelers signing autographs retired and nobody picked up that event. Bruce also would use his celeb connections to get a Super Bowl package and raffle that off. Plus Edinboro for years payed someone with Director of Athletic Development title who doubtfully raised his salary each year.

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  • CALUPA69
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post



    I'd also love to chase the Wheeler lady at Edinboro but she's basically royalty there. I doubt she'd leave.
    Actually, since taking over from Stan Swank, Callie Wheeler's Scots have gradually begun a slow slide in the wrong direction, topped off by a 14-12 record in '21-'22. Don't believe she's the answer but at this late date, the C'HAWKS may need to take what's available.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by HawkTakesFlight54 View Post
    Getting Mazzante back would be awesome for the program...Couldn't see Katarski leaving but Seton Hill Assistant Maeve Gallagher is great and think would be good for the program
    Never know. Money talks.

    Seton Hill salaries are private but I'd guess IUP could offer a significant raise (and a solid pension, resources, KCAC, etc.).

    I like that guy a lot.

    I'd also love to chase the Wheeler lady at Edinboro but she's basically royalty there. I doubt she'd leave.

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  • HawkTakesFlight54
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    Getting Mazzante back would be awesome for the program...Couldn't see Katarski leaving but Seton Hill Assistant Maeve Gallagher is great and think would be good for the program

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Not sure they could get either, but my first calls would be Mazzante and also Seton Hill HC Mark Katarski.

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  • Matt Burglund
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    Here's the release:

    Tom McConnell Retiring as IUP Women's Basketball Coach

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by CALUPA69 View Post

    Hmmm.....former teammates going head to head as coaches. I could definitely get into that !!!
    It's a great D2 job. So, they'll get candidates quickly ... even this late in July.

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  • CALUPA69
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Per WCCS report, Tom is resigning as the women's coach.

    WCCS is using 'sources' for this information.

    If true (likely) ... get Kelly Mazzante back here ASAP. Send the limo.
    Hmmm.....former teammates going head to head as coaches. I could definitely get into that !!!

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Per WCCS report, Tom is resigning as the women's coach.

    WCCS is using 'sources' for this information.

    If true (likely) ... get Kelly Mazzante back here ASAP. Send the limo.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by IUPalum View Post

    yikes
    Yeah ... pending some major transfers they've kept quiet ... this is going to be a LONG year for Tom.

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  • IUPalum
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Tom playing at Duke on Nov. 5

    Exhibition
    yikes

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Tom playing at Duke on Nov. 5

    Exhibition

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