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  1. #111
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    Feb 2008
    Washington, DC
    Not that it's a surprise, but zero media coverage of the coaching search aside from a press release with a quote from GC in the Enquirer.

    A name to keep an eye on is Robyn Fralick at Bowling Green. BG is 29-6 and hosting the third round of the WNIT on Thursday. She spent 10 years at Division II Ashland, including three years as head coach. She went 104-3 overall and won a national championship and was national runner-up one of the other years.

    Bowling Green was a power in the 2000s, going 258-92 with an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance under Curt Miller from 2001-2012. Miller left to become the coach at Indiana (and is now coach of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks). Greg Christopher hired Miller's replacement, assistant coach Jennifer Roos, who went 24-11 and 30-5 in her first two seasons before going 38-81 over the next four years and getting fired at the end of the 2018 season.

    Fralick replaced Roos and has proceeded to go 9-21 (2-16 MAC), 10-21 (3-15), 21-8 (14-4, WNIT bid), 17-16 (10-10), and 29-6, 14-4 (and counting) in the MAC this season. She graduated from Davidson in 2004, so despite having eight years of head coaching experience, she's only around 40 years old.

    BG actually has a former Musketeer on its team. Morgan Sharps was one of seven players who left Xavier after the 2019-20 season. She was averaging 11 points per game this year but hasn't played since January, so I assume she's injured.

    Fralick has also been mentioned for a job opening at Michigan State, which obviously is a bigger job than Xavier. But there are some connections that would make her an attractive pick. Beyond speculating about her, I have no clue who else could be in the mix, and a lot of that probably depends on what kind of financial commitment the department can make to the program (the facilities are great, but let's be honest, they're there for the men's team, and you can't get by on that alone anymore).

    BG could still be playing for another week or 10 days depending on how far they go in the WNIT. I have no idea when to expect a coaching announcement -- could be in five minutes, could be in several weeks.
    Last edited by HomerCecil; Yesterday at 12:09 PM.

  2. #112
    Voice of Reason Masterofreality's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    On America's Great North Coast
    Just hire Special Jennings and be done with it!
    "I Got CHAMPIONS in that Lockerroom!" -Stanley Burrell

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