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RPI fan 4 life
03-06-2017, 12:31 PM
Well, we lost one the last time.

Or maybe whoever the new coach is will bring in someone who he already recruited for his old school.

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 12:35 PM
Or maybe whoever the new coach is will bring in someone who he already recruited for his old school.

Anything is possible but I wouldn't expect that.

ServinisScores
03-06-2017, 12:43 PM
No but considering he gets paid for 3 more years (or is it four?) I don't think you need to feel too bad.

Now... let the speculation begin... Alum? D1 assistant? D3 head that looks promising? I for one would like to see someone with ties to the Northeast. It's absurd that Troy is 30 minutes from Mass and yet we can't seem to get any recruits from New England. We should average 1 recruit a season from one of CT, RI or MA in my opinion.

Considering the program's hideous performance on and off the ice, I don't feel bad. At all.

vicious
03-06-2017, 12:43 PM
Anything is possible but I wouldn't expect that.

so much for the widely-held belief that "Appert isn't going anywhere"

jmhusker
03-06-2017, 12:44 PM
We've engaged Parker Executive Search to find a coach? ??? How about picking a few alums... maybe even Fridge and letting them figure it out. You can't tell me that there is some type of consulting service that actually knows something about coaching hockey!

Here's a D3 suggestion: Gary Heenan (Utica College). He put that program on the map, went to an academically challenging school, and is from NY. We need someone that can rebuild the program and also build community interest. That is exactly what Heenan did there.

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 12:45 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sorry to see Seth Appert go. He was one of the best coaches in the league to work with as a sportswriter. Always friendly win, loss or tie</p>&mdash; Cap Carey (@CapCareyWDT) <a href="https://twitter.com/CapCareyWDT/status/838821181239230466">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 12:48 PM
We've engaged Parker Executive Search to find a coach? ??? How about picking a few alums... maybe even Fridge and letting them figure it out. You can't tell me that there is some type of consulting service that actually knows something about coaching hockey!

Here's a D3 suggestion: Gary Heenan (Utica College). He put that program on the map, went to an academically challenging school, and is from NY. We need someone that can rebuild the program and also build community interest. That is exactly what Heenan did there.

Ben Barr?

ServinisScores
03-06-2017, 12:51 PM
Ben Barr?

Twitter is alive with this as well. :D

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 12:52 PM
We've engaged Parker Executive Search to find a coach? https://www.parkersearch.com/our-clients click on Sports

vicious
03-06-2017, 12:54 PM
USCHO story says "Appert guided the Engineers to a 10-18-8 record in 2016-17."

I thought we finished 8-28-1 this season (I'd gladly take the 2 extra wins, 10 fewer losses and 7 additional ties, but it probably wouldn't have saved Appert's job).

REDRocket
03-06-2017, 12:57 PM
USCHO story says "Appert guided the Engineers to a 10-18-8 record in 2016-17."

I thought we finished 8-28-1 this season (I'd gladly take the 2 extra wins, 10 fewer losses and 7 additional ties, but it probably wouldn't have saved Appert's job).

#AlternativeFacts

CollegeHockeyRinkReport
03-06-2017, 12:59 PM
Here's my list of possible candidates although the search should start and end with Ben Barr:

http://www.sbncollegehockey.com/2017/3/6/14831930/who-should-replace-seth-appert-rpi-ben-barr-adam-oates-kris-mayotte-bill-riga-joe-dumais-curtis-carr

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 12:59 PM
Twitter is alive with this as well. :D

not surprising, but I wonder if he would be interested

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">UMass assistant, RPI alum Ben Barr should be #1 candidate to replace Seth Appert. Here’s a look at Barr and others: <a href="https://t.co/GQkWbttcJZ">https://t.co/GQkWbttcJZ</a></p>&mdash; SBN College Hockey (@SBNCollegePuck) <a href="https://twitter.com/SBNCollegePuck/status/838825608515813377">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Runsub5
03-06-2017, 01:00 PM
RPI must have some generous donors. Didn't Appert have a contract through the 20-21 season?

jmhusker
03-06-2017, 01:01 PM
https://www.parkersearch.com/our-clients click on Sports
Like I said... they all went to college in Georgia and none of them have a background in hockey from what I can see. The sports recruiter, who appears to be the son of the founder, specifically mentions football, basketball and baseball. And prior to doing this he worked for Nissan.

I'm not filled with confidence.

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 01:02 PM
Here's my list of possible candidates although the search should start and end with Ben Barr:

http://www.sbncollegehockey.com/2017/3/6/14831930/who-should-replace-seth-appert-rpi-ben-barr-adam-oates-kris-mayotte-bill-riga-joe-dumais-curtis-carr

I can't see Oates being interested.

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 01:03 PM
RPI must have some generous donors. Didn't Appert have a contract through the 20-21 season?

We just run a lot of red ink. :(

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 01:05 PM
I can't see Oates being interested.

WaP agrees

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/johnroschjr">@johnroschjr</a> No Oates. Barr will probably at least hear us out. Graham and Tapper are possibilities.</p>&mdash; Without a Peer (@without_a_peer) <a href="https://twitter.com/without_a_peer/status/838826909932871681">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 01:08 PM
USCHO story says "Appert guided the Engineers to a 10-18-8 record in 2016-17."

I thought we finished 8-28-1 this season (I'd gladly take the 2 extra wins, 10 fewer losses and 7 additional ties, but it probably wouldn't have saved Appert's job).

They are off by 10 years. We were 10-18-8 in 06-07.

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 01:09 PM
Twitter is alive with this as well. :D

You certainly are correct.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This seems almost too easy. Barr, btw, is a Duluth native. Good dude, got to chat with him when he was at Union. <a href="https://t.co/RCIA2KrLzX">https://t.co/RCIA2KrLzX</a></p>&mdash; Bruce Ciskie (@BruceCiskie) <a href="https://twitter.com/BruceCiskie/status/838827603125547008">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

A USCHO voice from the past.