View Full Version : Possible Assistant Coaches
05-02-2003, 05:36 PM
It appears that Coach L will lose at least 1 assistant coach before next season. Possible assistant coaches that come to mind are:
Jerry Dunn - formerly GMU assistant & Penn State head coach.
Troy Manns - Former GMU player before transferring to VT, currently an assistant coach at Radford.
Ahmad Dorsett - Former GMU player is an assistant coach at Forest Park H.S.
Tremaine Price - Former GMU player & graduate assistant.
Jon L - Currently pursuing pro career in Europe.
Jason Miskiri - Former GMU player is pursuing pro career.
Tim Fudd - Former Chantilly H.S. & AU player.
Brion Dunlap - Former ODU player is currently head coach at Forest Park H.S.
Michael Harris - Head coach at Robert E. Lee H.S., where he's coached D-I players including GMU's Mark Davis.
Keith Holdan - Former GMU & pro player.
I don't know whether Jon L or Keith Holdan would be interested in the position. Jon L has said that he will never coach, & Keith gave up a pro career in Europe to work for an investment services company in Alexandria.
I think it would be crazy to replace an asset as big as Coach G or Coach Courtney with a former player who has NO experience. It's one thing to bring them in as the "3rd chair" (that coach Konkel (sp)) has now, but it's an entirely different situation to have them in the role of top recruiter.
Coach G and/or Coach Courtney would need to be replaced by someone who is also an "overacheiver" at recruiting. Too bad Scott Cherry didn't hold out for one more year, I think he will be a very strong recruiter in years to come.
Either way, this is a very big void to fill for the staff.
this is getting interesting. o'connors hair has to be solid white by now. with UVA breathing down his neck for coach L in a few years (this is my personal opinion) and now coach L himself losing a top recruiter, the leaders of the program must really be putting alot of thought concerning the future of GMU bball. as fan you get concerned as change comes along. i can only imagine what guys like Merten and O'Connor have to deal with. Good luck to Mike G. Im sure he'll do fine and I'm sure we'll be fine as well.
Tim Fudd as an assistant coach at GMU?
Fudd cant keep his cool on the court in a DC semipro league.
One of Fudd's signature moves is to pass the ball off someone's face to keep possession before he falls out of bounds.
Not my #1 choice.
05-05-2003, 10:35 AM
Don't be surprised if Tim Fudd gets the job........
05-05-2003, 11:02 AM
Fudd did a very good job this past year as a coach at the Potomac School in McLean (their stud Prowitt got a full ride to Stanford). Potomac was state champs last year in VA (private school D II).
05-05-2003, 05:01 PM
Fudd was a tough player and a good instructor (at least at the summer camps I played at awhile back). He was definitely fiery and a competitor...
I think GMU will begin the search by pairing down the list to those coaches with NCAA Division I experience.
05-05-2003, 05:29 PM
I believe that when Coach L hired Mike Gillian and Bill Courtney for his staff at Bowling Green, they had 0 and 1 year (AU) of D-I coaching experience, respectively. Frankly, I liked the way Tim Fudd played at Chantilly H.S. & AU and believe he would make a great addition for recruiting & coaching our inside players.
Perhaps Jim Fitzpatrick will also be "in the mix". Fitzpatrick just left from coaching Flint Hill HS in Vienna to "pursue NCAA opportunities". Sure seems weird he would leave without a job to go to.
Fitzpatrick was a walk on at Wake Forest, coaching for a few years at Coach L's summer camp and is also a former (and maybe current?) roommate of Patriot alumnus Keith Holden. Not that it means anything, but I'd be surprised if he didn't at least get an interview.
He was the PG for the exhibition team that GMU played last season.
Tim Fudd does not have a sterling reputation as a fair player in the DC semipro league he plays in. Lets just say if he coaches like he plays, there is a great possibility there could be fights or cheap shots as part of the Patriots game plan in 2004.
05-06-2003, 12:24 PM
How about Larry Eustachy?
It addition to his known talents as a coach and presumably as a recruiter, he would liven up what is a really lame party scene at GMU.
05-06-2003, 02:30 PM
Fudd played hard, and some took offense to that. I especially remember that elbow when he was at AU that floored his opponent...
He may be dirty to some, but the guy plays hard, wants to win...and I can't fault him for that.
05-06-2003, 04:53 PM
Obviously you are entitled to your opinion, but I can't believe that someone in your position would even imply that Coach L would tolerate such tactics while he's head coach here.
That's right this is all opinion.
I am just relaying information I get from reliable sources on what kind of player Tim Fudd is on the court and I think that has a direct correlation to how he would act as a coach.
It has nothing to do with Coach L, and obviously Coach L wouldn't tolerate that on his team.
Someone in my position implying? Please do not take what I said too seriously, Pablo. I am not implying anything.
So in summation, if I had a vote (which I do not), I vote no to Tim Fudd as a coach at GMU.
Scott Cherry would be a great choice.
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