Startlingly, just as I left for a few days off last week, West Virginia announced the hiring of its new golf coach. This follows not long after the Mountaineers named a wrestling coach. Sean Covich, who has kinda sorta done this before, is Oliver Luck’s eight head coaching hire in seven of the school’s 17 sports:
–Randy Mazey in baseball
–Tina Samara in women’s tennis
–Miha Lisac in women’s tennis
–Sammie Henson in wrestling
–Dana Holgorsen in football
–Jason Butts in gymnastics
–Jill Kramer in volleyball
I don’t know, but I think that’s a lot of activity — firings and hirings — for a guy who still hasn’t been here for four years, but it’s nevertheless a list and that list offers a broad sampling from which ideas can be formed.
And so I’m curious about two things:
1) Whether or not the jury is out on a particular coach or particular coaches, what’s your opinion of the hires? I mean that in a broad sense, be it the pick or the subsequent results or anything in between or on the outside.
2) Is there, or can you form, a pattern in people Luck has picked? I ask that because there are some overlapping elements to this, but, as is often the case, I wonder if maybe it’s just me.