Pete Carril, Princeton’s Textbook Basketball Coach, Dies at 92

Without athletic scholarships, he made outgunned teams winners by keeping them moving and unnerving opponents, leading to one of the biggest upsets in college basketball.

#basketball-college, #basketball-hall-of-fame, #carril-pete, #coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #princeton-university

Brittney Griner’s Tearful WNBA Teammates Play On After Her Conviction

Brittney Griner, the Phoenix Mercury star, was convicted on drug charges in Russia. Hours later, her teammates had a game. “Nobody even wanted to play today,” one said.

#basketball, #coaches-and-managers, #connecticut-sun, #deshields-diamond, #diggins-skylar, #griner-brittney, #hashish, #jones-jonquel, #marijuana, #phoenix-mercury, #ummc-yekaterinburg, #united-states-international-relations

Bill Russell’s Words Were Worth the Wait

In wit and wisdom, Russell left an impression with his gravelly voice. “It wasn’t like he tried to impress you with big words,” said one recipient of his advice.

#auerbach-red, #basketball, #black-people, #boston-celtics, #coaches-and-managers, #national-basketball-assn, #russell-william-felton-1934

Bill Russell Paved the Way for Black Coaches to Defy Doubters

When getting hired as a Black coach seemed “far-fetched,” as one coach said, Russell showed that it could be done — and that it could lead to championships.

#athletics-and-sports, #auerbach-red, #basketball, #black-people, #boston-celtics, #coaches-and-managers, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #national-basketball-assn, #russell-william-felton-1934

Bill Russell, Who Led the Celtics to 11 Championships, Dies at 88

A Hall of Fame center whose former coach, Red Auerbach, called “the single most devastating force in the history of the game.”

#auerbach-red, #basketball, #black-people, #boston-celtics, #coaches-and-managers, #deaths-and-obituaries, #nba-championship, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #russell-william-felton-1934

Forget Nostalgia. The Glory Days Are Now.

No need to pretend a past era of Michigan football was better than it was.

#coaches-and-managers, #football-college, #internal-sub-only-nl, #moeller-gary, #university-of-michigan

The Problem in Coaching Style Without Substance

England’s 8-0 thrashing of Norway was a stunning triumph. But it also exposed a failure of leadership.

#coaches-and-managers, #england, #norway, #sjogren-martin-1977, #soccer, #uefa-european-womens-championship-soccer, #womens-super-league-soccer

Equity in Sports Has Focused on Gender, Not Race. So Gaps Persist.

Title IX, over 50 years, has heavily benefited white women over women of color. That’s partly because race has never been part of the law.

#athletics-and-sports, #black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation

Supreme Court Sides With Coach Over Prayers on 50-Yard Line

Joseph Kennedy, a former high school football coach in Bremerton, Wash., had a constitutional right to pray on the field after his team’s games, the justices ruled.

#bremerton-wash, #coaches-and-managers, #education-k-12, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #religion-state-relations, #supreme-court-us

Title IX 50th Anniversary: We Need a New Deal for Women’s Sports

We must dismantle the grandfathered-in systemic advantages that male athletes and male-dominated sports infrastructures continue to enjoy.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #education, #exercise, #figure-skating, #football, #football-college, #gymnastics, #interscholastic-athletics, #lee-sunisa-2003, #men-and-boys, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #osaka-naomi-1997, #ratings-audience-measurement, #soccer, #social-media, #staley-dawn, #student-athlete-compensation, #television, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #women-and-girls

Blue Jays Manager Charlie Montoyo Moonlights at Salsa Clubs

His passion is playing percussion at salsa clubs, but Charlie Montoyo also thrives at his day job: managing the Toronto Blue Jays.

#anthony-marc, #bars-and-nightclubs, #baseball, #canada, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #montoyo-charlie-1965, #music, #toronto-blue-jays

Buck Showalter and Bob Melvin Face Off in Mets-Padres Series

Buck Showalter and Bob Melvin have known one another for nearly 30 years. They face off this week as red-hot managers with more than a few things in common.

#baseball, #canha-mark-1989, #coaches-and-managers, #eppler-billy, #melvin-bob, #new-york-mets, #oakland-athletics, #san-diego-padres, #showalter-buck

Her Tennis Coach Abused Her. Could the Sport Have Prevented It?

Adrienne Jensen does not know Pam Shriver, the 22-time Grand Slam doubles champion, but both believe tennis needs to change its approach toward predatory coaches.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn

Las Vegas Raiders Franchise Riddled With Dysfunction and Executive Departures

Former employees described an N.F.L. franchise bedeviled by executive departures, poor financial management, unpaid electric bills and a raft of firings, payouts and N.D.A.s.

#coaches-and-managers, #davis-al, #davis-mark-1955, #football, #gruden-jon, #las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league, #oakland-calif, #oakland-raiders, #washington-commanders, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Jury Awards Man $10 Million by School District After Coach’s Abuse

Alex Harrison sued his school district for negligence after his high school tennis coach molested him. The case landed him back at the courthouse where he’d first told his story years earlier.

#burgos-normandie, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #harrison-alexander-m, #interscholastic-athletics, #marin-county-calif, #sex-crimes

Celtics Coach Ime Udoka’s Journey from FedEx to the Top Job

Boston Celtics Coach Ime Udoka struggled to catch on in the N.B.A. as a player. But once he did, he leveraged his experience to become a leader on the sideline.

#basketball, #boston-celtics, #coaches-and-managers, #portland-ore, #udoka-ime

Are the Next Global Tennis Stars Among These Tweens?

The search for elite players is so competitive that IMG, the agency that once ruled tennis, is cultivating preteens to find the next prodigy, giving them access to representatives from the pro tours and Nike.

#assn-of-tennis-professionals, #children-and-childhood, #coaches-and-managers, #eisenbud-max, #img-worldwide, #nike-inc, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

The Supreme Court Considers a Football Coach’s Prayers

The justices’ decision could have broad implications for freedom of religion — and freedom from it.

#audio-neutral-informative, #coaches-and-managers, #education-k-12, #kennedy-joseph-a-football-coach, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #supreme-court-us

Supreme Court Leans Toward Coach in Case on School Prayer

Members of the court’s conservative majority indicated that the coach, Joseph A. Kennedy, had a constitutional right to kneel and pray at the 50-yard line after games.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #appeals-courts-us, #breyer-stephen-g, #coaches-and-managers, #education-k-12, #football-college, #gorsuch-neil-m, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #kennedy-joseph-a-football-coach, #supreme-court-us

Coach’s Prayers Prompt Supreme Court Test of Religious Freedom

Joseph Kennedy, a football coach at a public high school in Washington State, lost his job after praying on the 50-yard line after games.

#americans-united-for-separation-of-church-and-state, #bremerton-wash, #coaches-and-managers, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #football, #freedom-of-religion, #interscholastic-athletics, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #religion-state-relations, #school-boards, #supreme-court-us

Aliou Cissé Has Senegal Ready to Shine in World Cup

Aliou Cissé, one of the best of a new generation of African coaches, has reinvented Senegal’s national team and given the country a new sense of patriotism. His next goal: the World Cup.

#cisse-aliou, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #dakar-senegal, #senegal, #soccer, #world-cup-soccer, #world-cup-2022-soccer

Bad Behavior Drove a Referee Shortage. Covid Made It Worse.

For years, unruly parents have turned youth sporting events into a toxic environment. The cancellation of games and entire seasons over the last two years hastened an exodus of referees.

#athletics-and-sports, #coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interscholastic-athletics, #officiating-sports, #public-schools-athletic-league, #shortages

Rachel Balkovec: Manager of the Tampa Tarpons

Rachel Balkovec outworked and out-studied the competition for years. Now, at the helm of the Tampa Tarpons, she is ready to change baseball, one player at a time.

#balkovec-rachel, #baseball, #coaches-and-managers, #dominguez-jasson-2003, #new-york-yankees, #tampa-tarpons

In a Georgia Mill Town, Soccer Presents a New Opportunity

Dalton, Ga., has not always welcomed the Mexican immigrants who came to work in its carpet mills. But the community is united behind its powerhouse high school soccer teams.

#coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #dalton-ga, #foreign-workers, #georgia, #hispanic-americans, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #interscholastic-athletics, #mexican-americans, #mohawk-industries-inc, #soccer

Jovan Vavic in Varsity Blues Scandal Is Found Guilty

Jovan Vavic, the former water polo coach at U.S.C., was accused of taking more than $200,000 in bribes in exchange for designating high school applicants as recruits.

#admissions-standards, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #coaches-and-managers, #college-admissions-scandal-2019, #colleges-and-universities, #john-singer, #jovan-vavic, #university-of-southern-california, #water-polo

Two Black Coaches Join Brian Flores’s Lawsuit Against the NFL

Steve Wilks and Ray Horton added claims that the Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans discriminated in their hiring practices, echoing Flores’s allegations that the league showed bias against Black coaches.

#arizona-cardinals, #black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #discrimination, #flores-brian-1981, #football, #hiring-and-promotion, #horton-ray-1960, #mularkey-mike, #national-football-league, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tennessee-titans, #wilks-steve-1969

Gabe Kapler and Giants Have 13-Person Coaching Staff

Gabe Kapler’s enormous staff of 13 coaches is too many to fit in a dugout, but the unorthodox approach helped the team win 107 games in 2021. A trend was officially set.

#baseball, #coaches-and-managers, #kapler-gabe, #nakken-alyssa-1990, #san-francisco-giants

Michigan’s NHL-Ready Hockey Team Plays in Frozen Four

No hockey team in N.C.A.A. history has had a roster like the Wolverines, who are loaded with 13 N.H.L. draft picks and are playing in a record 26th national semifinal.

#coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #hockey-ice, #ncaa-ice-hockey-championships, #pearson-mel-k-1959, #university-of-michigan

Terry Francona Returns for 2022 Cleveland Guardians

Francona missed huge chunks of two seasons with health issues, and the Cleveland Guardians are thrilled to have their merry prankster of a manager back in the clubhouse.

#baseball, #cleveland-guardians, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #francona-terry

Gene Shue, All-Star and Longtime N.B.A. Coach, Dies at 90

He had a seven-decade pro career, starting as a guard with the Pistons before coaching for 22 years, leading the Bullets and the 76ers to the finals.

#baltimore-bullets, #coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #detroit-pistons, #national-basketball-assn, #philadelphia-76ers, #shue-gene

Men’s NCAA Final Four: How to Watch and What to Expect

No. 1 seed Kansas faces No. 2 seed Villanova in the first national semifinal, followed by the first game Duke and North Carolina have ever played in the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament, for a berth in the championship game.

#basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #duke-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #new-orleans-la, #university-of-kansas, #university-of-north-carolina, #villanova-university

Retiring as Coach, Bruce Arians Joins the Buccaneers’ Front Office

Arians left a previous retirement to coach Tampa Bay in 2019 and won a title after the 2020 season. Todd Bowles, the defensive coordinator and a former Jets head coach, will succeed him.

#arians-bruce, #coaches-and-managers, #football, #national-football-league, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

After Record-Setting Run With St. Peter’s, Shaheen Holloway Leaves for Seton Hall

Just days after his team became the first No. 15 seed to play in the round of 8, Holloway is returning to the university where he once starred in the backcourt.

#basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #holloway-shaheen, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #saint-peters-university, #seton-hall-university, #st-peters-university, #willard-kevin-1975

Joan Joyce, Dominant in Women’s Softball, Is Dead at 81

Her pitching feats — including striking out Ted Williams — were legend. And with her prowess extending to basketball, volleyball and golf, many saw all-around athletic greatness.

#basketball, #coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #florida-atlantic-university, #joyce-joan-1940-2022, #raybestos-brakettes, #softball, #volleyball, #williams-ted-s, #womens-pga-championship-golf

Brian Flores’s Lawsuit Looms Over N.F.L. Owners Meetings

At its annual meeting, the league announced plans to increase diverse hiring practices, as John Mara, the Giants’ co-owner, called Flores’s claims of discrimination “false.”

#belichick-bill, #black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #discrimination, #flores-brian-1981, #football, #goodell-roger, #hiring-and-promotion, #mara-john-k, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tomlin-mike

Kylie McKenzie Speaks Out Against a Former U.S.T.A. Coach

After being sexually assaulted by a coach at the U.S.T.A. national training center in Orlando in 2018, Kylie McKenzie is starting over on the court, and telling her story with hopes that she can help other women.

#aranda-anibal, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #mckenzie-kylie-1989, #orlando-fla, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn, #us-center-for-safesport

Peter Foley, the Snowboarding Coach, Faces New Misconduct Accusations

Peter Foley, already accused of coercing athletes into posing for nude photos, now faces scrutiny from more women. He has been relieved of his duties as a U.S. Olympic coach.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #chythlook-sifsof-callan, #coaches-and-managers, #foley-peter-snowboarding-coach, #olympic-games-2022, #sexual-harassment, #snowboarding, #united-states

L.S.U.’s Mess of a Season Ends Amid Coach’s Firing

The team played without its former head coach, Will Wade, who was fired along with an assistant coach amid allegations that he illegally paid recruits.

#alexander-f-king, #basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #dawkins-christian, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #louisiana-state-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #wade-will-1982

NCAA March Madness Tournament: What to Watch as Round of 64 Begins

Don’t be surprised if there are some early upsets on the tournament’s first day of wall-to-wall games.

#basketball-college, #cbs-corporation, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #gonzaga-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #providence-college, #south-dakota-state-university, #university-of-michigan

Coach and Six College Golfers Die in Texas Bus Wreck

The University of the Southwest said its golf coach, Tyler James, was among the dead and that two people were in critical condition.

#coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-fatalities, #golf, #national-assn-of-intercollegiate-athletics, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

NCAA Selection Sunday: Gonzaga Gets Top Overall Seed

Gonzaga, Arizona, Kansas and Baylor earned the four No. 1 seeds in the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament.

#basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #duke-university, #gonzaga-university, #krzyzewski-mike, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men

A Coach’s Homophobic Taunt Forces Him to Reconsider the Weight of Words

Russell Turner, the U.C. Irvine men’s basketball coach, kept his job, but rethought his place in a male sports culture that often includes casual homophobia, sexism and racism.

#basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #collins-jason, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lynch-matt-1991, #turner-russell-1970, #university-of-california-irvine

’Magic Could Happen’ as Newbury Park Milers Seek a Record

The star milers of Newbury Park High School are getting a crash course in celebrity as they seek to crush a record. Catch them if you can. (You can’t.)

#brosnan-sean-track-coach, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #interscholastic-athletics, #newbury-park-high-school-newbury-park-calif, #running, #sahlman-aaron, #sahlman-colin, #track-and-field, #young-leo-2005, #young-lex-2005

It’s a Good Time to Be a Relationship Coach

Whether dating or divorcing, people are turning to coaches for their goal-oriented approach, which can deliver structure and achievements at a time when both may be lacking.

#coaches-and-managers, #dating-and-relationships

This State Champion Girls’ Basketball Team Practiced on a Dirt Court

A Louisiana high school lost its gym when a hurricane tore through town. Practicing on a dirt court, the girls’ basketball team adopted a defiant motto: No gym, no problem.

#basketball, #coaches-and-managers, #hicks-la-high-school, #hicks-la, #hurricane-laura-2020, #interscholastic-athletics, #weather

A Thunderous Farewell at Duke for Coach K, Even in Defeat

Mike Krzyzewski walked Cameron Indoor Stadium’s sideline for the last time as Duke’s maestro. There was also a basketball game, which Duke lost.

#atlantic-coast-conference, #basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #duke-university, #krzyzewski-mike, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-north-carolina

Soccer’s Fastest-Growing Market Is the One for Ideas

Wealthy teams accustomed to pursuing players are simultaneously competing for the signatures of a new era’s most sought-after talents: data analysts.

#coaches-and-managers, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #eintracht-frankfurt-soccer-team, #europe, #rb-leipzig-soccer-team, #soccer, #statistics, #trades-sports

Fax Machines and Popcorn Spills: The Rocky Road to N.B.A. Coaching

Wes Unseld Jr. had done almost everything possible to prepare to be a head coach, from interning to selling tickets. But, he said, you can’t fully understand the job “until you’re in it.”

#basketball, #brown-mike-1970, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #unseld-wes-jr-1975, #unseld-westley-s, #washington-wizards

Michigan Coach Juwan Howard Suspended for Rest of Regular Season

Howard, who slapped a Wisconsin assistant men’s basketball coach in the head in a handshake line, was suspended and fined $40,000, but will be eligible to return for the postseason.

#basketball, #coaches-and-managers, #fines-penalties, #howard-juwan

Emile Francis Built the Rangers His Way

Francis, who died Saturday at 95, installed a no-nonsense culture as the Rangers’ general manager and coach. His tenure included nine consecutive playoff appearances.

#canada, #coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #emile-francis, #gilbert-rod-1941, #hadfield-vic-1940, #hockey-ice, #madison-square-garden, #national-hockey-league, #new-york-rangers