And the Guru updates Monday with Candi Whitaker to add to last Thursday with Debbie Black, Stacie Terry, Cameron Newbauer, and Semeka Randall to earlier update this week with Billie Godsey, Ed Swanson, Jim Foster, and Kristy Curry hires through May 20.
Previous to that the Guru updated, with help from follower David Saw in LA, to add vacancies at Alabama A&M and Iona, since filled, a change at Houston Baptist, and moving Belmont, which just says vacancy, out of the rookie category, though it could end up back there.
David is counting the departure and quick return at UMBC but the Guru is ot and the Guru is holding off on Incarnate Word in San Antonio for a future update when they become Divisionh I and the fulltime hire is made.
The opening comments after this note will reflect all the changes as will the boxscores.
So with the down time between collegiate and pro seasons going a little while longer, the Guru after initially catching up now updates again the running edition of the Coaching Carousel spins for 2013-14.
The Guru breaks it down into special categories to establish the rookie contenders for Maggie Dixon honors -- the Guru called the last one as soon as the carousel finished its final spin for 2012-13 -- the BCS hires and the other D-1 hires with boxscore breakdowns on the movement.
Playing catch up, initially, the Guru culled the WBCA and ESPN lists -- some apppear on one and not the other -- so if someone vacancy or hire is missing or filled but not listed, feel free to notify the base here.
Though there was a crush early in March, the switches are running far behind the massive 75 of last season, including 40-some rookies. In fact, if all the remaining four vacancies listed to date, barring new moves, are filled with rookies the overall Dixon contenders will reach only a total of 25.
Overall, the total is 45, perhaps challenged by the number of schools about to undergo new conference identities. Two names repeat because both Mississippi's Matt Insell and Washington's Mike Neighbors are BCS hires and rookie candidate.
Barb Smith is not listed as a rookie because of a previous stint in her life as a D-1 coach and same for Cindy Stein and Candi Whitaker.
The purest rookie is Sheryl Swoopes, one of the all-time greats, who in the manner of the fabled Dawn Staley back in 2000, is becoming a head coach at Loyola, Chicago, without ever serving over or on the staff of another program.
With this in place, the Guru will be updating as more spins occur, which will happen in filling the three existing vacancies at Howard, Saint Peter's and Sacred Heart. This is updated through Monday (May 20). So here we go.
Rookies in D-1 Hires
Alabama-Birmingham, Randy Norton from BCS-Missouri associate head coach
Belmont, Cameron Newbauer from BCS-Louisville assistant
California State-Fullerton, Deron Park from BCS-Southern California assistant
Coastal Carolina, Jaida Williams from BCS-Wake Forest assistant
Dartmouth, Belle Koclanes from MM-American University assistant
Duquesne, Dan Burt, promoted from MM-Duquesne assistant
Eastern Illinois, Debbie Black, from BCS-Ohio State assistant
Houston Baptist, Donna Finnie, promoted to head coach
Iona, Billie Godsey from BCS-Virginia Tech assistant
Jacksonville University, Yolett McPhee-McCuin from BCS-Clemson assistant
Lamar, Robin Harmony from D2/NAIA-St. Thomas (Miami, Fla.)
Loyola-Chicago, Sheryl Swoopes from WNBA playing experience
Miami (Ohio) University, Cleve Wright from D2-Gannon
BCS-Mississippi, Matt Insell from BCS-Kentucky assistant
Pepperdine, Ryan Weisenberg promoted from MM-Pepperdine assistant
Radford, Mike McGuire from MM-Richmond assistant
San Diego State, Stacie Terry, from BCS-LSU assistant
South Alabama, Terry Fowler from D2-North Alabama
Texas-Arlington, Krista Gerlich from D2-West Texas A&M
Texas Southern, Johnetta Hayes-Perry promoted from MM-Texas Southern assistant
Youngstown State, John Barnes from MM-Wis.-Green Bay associate head coach
BCS-Washington, Mike Neighbors promoted from BCS-Washington assistant head coach
Boxscore Total (as of May 20): 22 hires. 11 Male, 11Female. 10 from BCS staffs, 7 from MM-staffs, 1 from D2/NAIA head coach, 3 From D2 head coach, 1gets first coaching job.
Alabama,Kristy Curry hired from BCS Texas Tech head coach
Clemson, Audra Smith from MM-Alabama-Birmingham
@-Missisippi, Matt Insell from assistant at BCS-Kentucky
North Carolina State, Wes Moore from MM-Chattanooga
Ohio State, Kevin McGuff from BCS-Washington
Pittsburgh, Suzie McConnell-Serio from MM-Duquesne
&&-Seton Hall, Tony Bozella from MM-Iona
Southern California, Cynthia Cooper-Dyke from MM-Texas Southern
Texas Tech, Candi Whitaker from BCS-Oklahoma State associate head coach who at one time had been head coach at UMKC
@-Washington, Mike Neighbors promoted from BCS-assistant head coach
Boxscore total (as of May 20) 10 positions all filled. (Running count minus 2 because Neighbors and Insell also listed in rookie list. 5 males, 5 females.)
&&-Designation may change out of BCS because of Big East breakup.
2 from BCS-head coach, 3 from BCS-staff-1 promotion, 5 from MM-head coach
Other D-1 Hires
Alabama A&M, Semeka Randall, former MM-Ohio U. head coach before let go
Chattanooga, Jim Foster had been BCS Ohio State head coach before let go
Columbia, Stephanie Glance from MM Illinois State
East Tennessee State, Brittney Ezell, from MM-Belmont
George Mason, Nyla Mileson from MM-Missouri State
Howard University, vacant
Illinois State, Barb Smith from MM Saint Louis assistant
Missouri State, Kellie Harper from BCS-North Carolina State before let go
Ohio University, Bob Bolden from MM-Youngstown State
Sacred Heart, vacant
Saint Peter’s, vacant
Southern Illinois, Cindy Stein who had been at one time BCS-Missouri head coach
Texas-Pan American, Larry Tidwell from MM-Lamar
Towson, Niki Geckeler from MM-Howard
William & Mary, Ed Swanson hired from MM-Sacred Heart
Boxscore (as of May 20). 15 positions, 3 vacant. 4 males, 8 females. 2 from BCS head coach, 1 former BCS head coach, 8 from MM-head coach, 1 from MM assistant.
Total Boxscore to date (as of May 20). 45 positions. 3 vacants. 18 males, 24 females. 5 BCS head coach, 13 MM head coach, 11 BCS staff.
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