16th overall in 20 tournament appearances.
pictures to keep her job as the ND Volleyball coach. She just lost in the first round of the Big East Tournament to South Florida. This will make the 6th year in row ND Volleyball will not make the NCAA Tournament. She just announced a 2 girl signing class with one ranked number 82 in the country and the other unranked.
In short, ND volleyball has been utterly mediocre the last 6 years, all the while playing in a poor Volleyball conference. She really should be the next coach fired at ND.
Judging by the seeding, they were one of the last at-large teams in.
I do agree with you. She should resign. The game and recruiting have passed her by.
No reason that ND can't attract a young, connected coach to breathe some life into the program.
Hell, look what Purdue did in such a short period of time by hiring Dave Shondell, the Muncie Cental H.S. coach 10 years ago. They have been consistently ranked in the top 15 since the year after his arrival.
Here's the location of his bio (http://www.purduesports.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/shondell_dave00.html)
What is the compelling reason to retain a less than mediocre coach to lead the program?
Coach Brown gave it her best shot, time to resign and turn the program over to a proven winner.
What a waste.
It's cool when we bring out national champions. Or bringing out the hockey team at the UM game the year after they beat UM in the Frozen Four.
... but all too often, it's just "hey, we have other people than these 100 football players on campus, let us prove it! Whee!"
the Volleyball coach at ND.
Volleyball (for women at least) is a national sport played predominantly in the burbs, and cold weather doesn't really put ND at a disadvantage. I'm kind of surprised, but there don't seem to be any perennial powers in the ACC so an elite coach should be able to build a strong program.
They went on a very nice run before the unfortunate end to the season (losing to Marquette and then USF).
don't exactly get one's hopes up for significant improvement to come in the next few years. The program really needs a new coach, and a "breath of fresh air".