Should Kara still be on the Board Of Trustees?

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Do you know of any specific recruits we've lost because of it?
Maya Nnaja is the #10 recruit in the ESPN rankings for 2022. She was a high school teammate of Paige Bueckers at Hopkins, and they regularly texted each other during last season. She decided to commit to Arizona, and her reason was that she wanted to play for someone who looked just like her. In other words, Geno, Jeff, Kellie, and any other white head coach did not have a chance with her. I'm sure most of the recruits just want to go where they can be successful, but as one of the posters asked, yes, to some kids it does make a difference.
 
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Maya Nnaja is the #10 recruit in the ESPN rankings for 2022. She was a high school teammate of Paige Bueckers at Hopkins, and they regularly texted each other during last season. She decided to commit to Arizona, and her reason was that she wanted to play for someone who looked just like her. In other words, Geno, Jeff, Kellie, and any other white head coach did not have a chance with her. I'm sure most of the recruits just want to go where they can be successful, but as one of the posters asked, yes, to some kids it does make a difference.
To some but not that many. Keyen Green said she wanted to play for a strong female coach, and Kellie is what she was looking for.
 
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Maya Nnaja is the #10 recruit in the ESPN rankings for 2022. She was a high school teammate of Paige Bueckers at Hopkins, and they regularly texted each other during last season. She decided to commit to Arizona, and her reason was that she wanted to play for someone who looked just like her. In other words, Geno, Jeff, Kellie, and any other white head coach did not have a chance with her. I'm sure most of the recruits just want to go where they can be successful, but as one of the posters asked, yes, to some kids it does make a difference.
So, she turned down ALL white coaches to play for a black coach, which is clearly her right to do. But, that isn't a recruit that WE lost because of race of the head coach.
 
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When it comes to recruiting, best to identify as non-binary, multi-racial, multi-cultural, multilingual, multinational, apolitical, and non-specist using every pronoun ever invented.

And never wear the white Converses after Labor Day.
 
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Is Tennessee the only program in the SEC without a minority head coach? If so, it's definitely not a good look...
Martin left for Cal
JJ Clark was let go

Cantu - Women’s HC golf from Mexico
Ojeda- women’s tennis - Texas
Williams (female) took over both men and women’s track after JJ was let go.

We have female Latina’s in head coaching positions as well as a female coach leading a male program. For positions open we’ve filled them
 
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The lack of minorities on our coaching staffs at UT is something other SEC teams use against us in the recruiting wars. It is also something that recruits take note of. It's a helpful thing to point this out to people at UT doing the hiring.
Meaning, they are crappy at recruiting and selling their University and use skin color as a tool. Recruits that take note are recruits that don’t do research of staffs prior. Any recruit who’s serious about a school knows the dynamic before the process gets to the points of negative recruiting.
 
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I thought Kara should've stepped down when she took the Duke job. I always thought she wasn't asked to resign because The Powers That Be is hedging their bets that she might be successful at Duke and they don't want to burn that bridge if Kellie ultimately doesn't work out.
Kelly is going to work out and Kara is integrity personified.
 
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