Louisville prepared to lose women's basketball coach Jeff Walz to Tennessee

sccshortstop

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 9, 2012
Messages
6,676
Likes
3,312
If Kelly Harper is hired (I prefer Walz) for her husband to be on staff he would have to be co-head coach that is how Ralph and Karen coach together. Think that would fly? We could do worst than Kellie but I think we could better too. She was a tough minded and tough player.
Yes i do think that would fly because they have been together for many years doing what they are doing now. I have watched them for many times and he is in her ear all the time and she would not be so power hungry that she would care. JMHO as always!
 

InVOLuntary

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 11, 2012
Messages
37,935
Likes
32,897
I don't pretend to know, but I remember a time when nepotism was discussed and if I recall correctly, the Athletic department didn't have to adhere to the same rules as regular state employees. It may have been when Kiffin hired his dad. I could be wrong though.
 

sccshortstop

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 9, 2012
Messages
6,676
Likes
3,312
This is a quote to me fromDP12 earlier about the question about volleyball!
The volleyball head has her husband on her staff but not sure how they get around the nepotism rule the state of Tenn has. Co head coaches work well for the weeklys and I am sure be arranged!

Since they were not married when they arrived, they were not subject to the nepotism rule. Once they are married, he will be able to remain on staff, but will report directly to the Associate AD that is sport administrator for volleyball, rather than the head coach.

A husband/wife team cannot be hired to the same staff without being co-head coaches. A sitting coach that marries an assistant can have the direct report setup to avoid the nepotism rule.
 

VolBall09

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2018
Messages
1,229
Likes
1,960
Louisville's women's program is operating at a -$4 mil a year clip. How many of those years can they take? Go to the Final 4, lose $4 million. Their men's programs can only carry this financial burden for so long.
Yep, in all honesty they should be hoping Walz leaves so they can hire someone cheaper and go back to being average but not breaking the budget.
 

mcannon1

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2015
Messages
528
Likes
636
Just rumors,you don't know anymore than anyone else:rolleyes:
No argument from me on that. Have also heard Wes Moore, Kellie Harper, and Gail Gestenkors are being interviewed this week. It was on some radio show.

Just wondering, why do you want to be so hateful? Your mean comment was unnecessary. My post about Jeff was accurate though. I wish Jeff was being considered.
 

VolBall09

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2018
Messages
1,229
Likes
1,960
No argument from me on that. Have also heard Wes Moore, Kellie Harper, and Gail Gestenkors are being interviewed this week. It was on some radio show.

Just wondering, why do you want to be so hateful? Your mean comment was unnecessary. My post about Jeff was accurate though. I wish Jeff was being considered.
According to what source was your post accurate?
 

Lucy

Active Member
Joined
Mar 28, 2019
Messages
36
Likes
135
Louisville AD Vince Tyra on Jeff Walz, Tennessee: 'We intend to keep him'

When I read this entire article it sounds to me like Tyra is very nervous. He can’t even come close to matching the resources Jeff would have at his disposal at UT. And what is he talking about with the recruits? In his entire tenure at Louisville Jeff has only been able to draw a handful of top recruits to the program. He could get that many in one season at UT and Jeff knows it, he’s not stupid.

Over the last 10 years the biggest recruits I can think of to attend Louisville are Angel Mccoughtry, Shoni Shimmel, who wasn’t even that highly recruited, Asia Durr and Dana Evans. I’m sure I’m forgetting some that didn’t pan out, but still that’s only 10 high profile recruits, maybe.

Sounds like Tyra’s grasping at straws there to me. Even Holly was pulling in top 5 class at UT, imagine what someone like Jeff could do...
Perhaps he (Walz) is actually the reason Louisville has not had super recruiting classes. If that is the case the Lady Vol brand will not be a silver bullet.
 

Tennesseefan2019

Tennessee Fan ever since i can remember
Joined
Feb 14, 2019
Messages
5,395
Likes
9,279
Yep, in all honesty they should be hoping Walz leaves so they can hire someone cheaper and go back to being average but not breaking the budget.
Kellie Jolly Harper would be a homerun hire for Louisville money wise as Louisville would probably want an up and coming head coach from a mid-major school if Jeff Walz winds up coming to Tennessee
 

mike099

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2016
Messages
1,215
Likes
853
No argument from me on that. Have also heard Wes Moore, Kellie Harper, and Gail Gestenkors are being interviewed this week. It was on some radio show.

Just wondering, why do you want to be so hateful? Your mean comment was unnecessary. My post about Jeff was accurate though. I wish Jeff was being considered.
Just curious if anyone knows, who is normally interviewing besides the AD and are the interviews normally at a neutral location.

Automatic disqualification on the interview - If a question is asked and the reply is 'I don't know'.
 

mtsuraider06

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 11, 2013
Messages
1,226
Likes
2,447
Just curious if anyone knows, who is normally interviewing besides the AD and are the interviews normally at a neutral location.

Automatic disqualification on the interview - If a question is asked and the reply is 'I don't know'.
I would expect Kara Lawson to be included on the hiring committee.
 

VN Store



Sponsors
 

Top