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Wicked Slappaahs
03-07-2017, 04:06 PM
I'd like to thank Seth for his hard work and dedication to the program. While it didn't work out on the ice, there is no debating the strides he made in facilities, as well as alumni and fan engagement under his leadership. I wish him and his family nothing but the best.

The easy part is making the decision to fire a coach, the hard work is in ID'ing and hiring the next one. It is an inexact science to say the least. . I suspect BB will soon or has already been offered the job. The recruitment company will of course need to earn their retainer and interview a field of candidates.

Hopefully we can limit the exodus of recruits to other programs. With the talent present and that which is on the way, I don't think we are far at all from being a competitive team. GO RED.

Wicked Slappaahs
03-07-2017, 04:29 PM
I should add that as I stated when McElroy came aboard , the man is all about building winners. It will not shock me if he goes outside the RPI tree for the next coach. Time will tell.

DrDemento
03-07-2017, 04:38 PM
Happy to see that you made your reappearance here instead of the Cafe's Dead thread :D

I have been given to understand that you are certainly among the living and that we can now say with certainty that at least some of your organs function quite properly.:)

Northbynorthwest
03-07-2017, 04:53 PM
I should add that as I stated when McElroy came aboard , the man is all about building winners. It will not shock me if he goes outside the RPI tree for the next coach. Time will tell.

Did you mean building men's team winners?

Ralph Baer
03-07-2017, 04:57 PM
I have been given to understand that you are certainly among the living and that we can now say with certainty that at least some of your organs function quite properly.:)

If he were dead, it would be harps, not organs. ;)

Wicked Slappaahs
03-07-2017, 05:05 PM
Did you mean building men's team winners?

I'm talking about his time leading UA athletics. I'm working from memory --but it's Something like 60+ conference championships and 25 NCAA appearances total.

RPI fan 4 life
03-07-2017, 05:37 PM
I'm talking about his time leading UA athletics. I'm working from memory --but it's Something like 60+ conference championships and 25 NCAA appearances total.

As a UA fan, that's very true. The problem is that none of those conference championships and NCAA appearances were in hockey. Time will tell if he can build a winning program with a new coach.
Also, just wanted to say welcome back, Dr. D! Your insights and opinions were missed in here. :)

jericho
03-07-2017, 06:37 PM
As a UA fan, that's very true. The problem is that none of those conference championships and NCAA appearances were in hockey. Time will tell if he can build a winning program with a new coach.
Also, just wanted to say welcome back, Dr. D! Your insights and opinions were missed in here. :)

That's true, but remember, and this is in his own words, he didn't know a thing about Lacrosse either, and that is one of the best teams in the country.

jericho
03-07-2017, 06:39 PM
I have been given to understand that you are certainly among the living and that we can now say with certainty that at least some of your organs function quite properly.:)

Thanks. Just had the first ultrasound today. Right now the baby looks like a very small version of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man.

Also, not even a day back on the threads and already a double entendre. It's really the Doc everyone. :D

vizoroo
03-07-2017, 07:02 PM
Now long does it take to hire a new head coach?
DU hired Jim Montgomery April 15 after George Gwozdecky was fired April 1, 2013.
That short turnaround could be a result of Gwozdecky's ongoing disagreement with the Board on his contract/extension.

What else could happen?
>Players turn pro or transfer--at DU 3 turned pro, no transfers
>NLI's--University can release and can add restriction, e.g. cannot play at another ECAC school. Player can apply to NCAA for release. Will need another factor other than coaching change.--All Four recruits who had signed came to DU.
>Other recruits--Not unusual for a new coach to want recruits who play his style of hockey. Expect changes
>Doesn't sound like you will have problems with fan or alumni support

AspyDad
03-07-2017, 07:10 PM
It would seem that Lee hasn't got off to a very good start. He hired an Executive Search Team that has helped hire 0 College Hockey Coaches.

https://www.parkersearch.com/practices-areas/sports/search-experience

If you scroll down you see it looks like they hired him at UAlbany. This is the problem with Lee and Shirley; there is no communication or working with the hockey alumni. How bout bringing in the venerable, Coach Kearns or some actual hockey people. Very poor performance from Lee in the press conference; treated Seth like most of you do. If you get Barr you have a chance; if not, say hello Lake Superior State. #bitter

AspyDad
03-07-2017, 07:17 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Seth Appert didn't win as much at RPI as fans wanted, but he represented school w/ class. Tough place to win in modern era of college hockey</p>— Jeff Cox (@JeffCoxSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/JeffCoxSports/status/838841550788571136">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

I concur with this 100%. You will never have a decent team as long as Shirley Jackson is Prez.

jericho
03-07-2017, 07:19 PM
It would seem that Lee hasn't got off to a very good start. He hired an Executive Search Team that has helped hire 0 College Hockey Coaches.

https://www.parkersearch.com/practices-areas/sports/search-experience

If you scroll down you see it looks like they hired him at UAlbany. This is the problem with Lee and Shirley; there is no communication or working with the hockey alumni. How bout bringing in the venerable, Coach Kearns or some actual hockey people. Very poor performance from Lee in the press conference; treated Seth like most of you do. If you get Barr you have a chance; if not, say hello Lake Superior State. #bitter

Not saying you're wrong or right, but how do you know it was him an not Mark Benson, the current AD?

Northbynorthwest
03-07-2017, 07:29 PM
I'm talking about his time leading UA athletics. I'm working from memory --but it's Something like 60+ conference championships and 25 NCAA appearances total.

And I'm referring to women's teams and not just men's.

AspyDad
03-07-2017, 07:36 PM
Not saying you're wrong or right, but how do you know it was him an not Mark Benson, the current AD?

If you notice it looks like they completed 2 searches for UAlbany AD. I said it looks like. As you may know, I'm a professional recruiter and I was stunned to see no hockey experience on their website. I'm thrilled about your happy news.

FlagDUDE08
03-07-2017, 08:02 PM
RPI 2017 II: When Doors Close, Windows Open

...or is it too early? :p:D After all, this thread's been going like gangbusters...

HighlanderRPI
03-07-2017, 08:33 PM
If you notice it looks like they completed 2 searches for UAlbany AD. I said it looks like. As you may know, I'm a professional recruiter and I was stunned to see no hockey experience on their website.

They thought the search firm was owned by Jack Parker. OOPS!

FlagDUDE08
03-07-2017, 08:40 PM
And I'm referring to women's teams and not just men's.

I'm sure the AD will look at all sports and weigh all factors. One sport at a time, one "contract buyout" at a time (don't know what the other one is; I did ask on the women's thread, and I will probably keep that discussion over there).

Ralph Baer
03-07-2017, 08:42 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Forever thankful to have been under <a href="https://twitter.com/SethAppert">@SethAppert</a> leadership and given an opportunity of a lifetime. Excited to see his next chapter! <a href="https://t.co/oXKBbTyJPm">https://t.co/oXKBbTyJPm</a></p>&mdash; JFK (@Jfkennedy5) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jfkennedy5/status/839289582029959168">March 8, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

turk181
03-07-2017, 10:33 PM
Reading all these “heartfelt” Tweets almost makes me forget all the 20 loss seasons & multiple suspensions (can’t find an emoji for tears) :rolleyes: