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  • tnlong
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    Re: Declaring Our Independence: UAH 2010-11, Part the First

    http://www.uwaathletics.com/staff.aspx?staff=1
    http://www.fightingsioux.com/ViewArt...ATCLID=3745307

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  • tnlong
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    http://www.riceowls.com/genrel/claybrook_leslie00.html

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  • fangers
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    Originally posted by Douglas View Post
    E.J. is definitely a Baseball man.
    Leslie is definitely a Basketball man.
    With Sean it's hard to say exactly but he does acknowledge and is aware of hockey.
    With that said, if none of the UND hockey folks that Moose knows have ever heard of him, exactly what has he done for hockey (his resume not withstanding) that the UND hockey folk don't know about? Hmmmmmm... Who ever we get, I hope he knows his way around the NCAA and can engratiate himself to the DI hockey folk quickly and effectively.
    re: Leslie - I assumed female?

    re: Sean - the couple UND folks I know & talked with (parents of current players) spoke well of him, so who really knows, maybe he was more behind the scenes, someone the fans may not directly interact with?

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  • Douglas
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    Originally posted by gfmorris View Post
    If you come to the open BLC meeting tomorrow night, you'll get the coaches' take on each candidate. Brophy met with everyone Tuesday, Johnson today, and Claybrook rounds things out tomorrow morning.

    GFM
    We'll be there...

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  • gfmorris
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    If you come to the open BLC meeting tomorrow night, you'll get the coaches' take on each candidate. Brophy met with everyone Tuesday, Johnson today, and Claybrook rounds things out tomorrow morning.

    GFM

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  • Douglas
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    E.J. is definitely a Baseball man.
    Leslie is definitely a Basketball man.
    With Sean it's hard to say exactly but he does acknowledge and is aware of hockey.
    With that said, if none of the UND hockey folks that Moose knows have ever heard of him, exactly what has he done for hockey (his resume not withstanding) that the UND hockey folk don't know about? Hmmmmmm... Who ever we get, I hope he knows his way around the NCAA and can engratiate himself to the DI hockey folk quickly and effectively.

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  • fangers
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    Seems like all three bring something unique to the table, from experience working within the Alabama state system to media/student engagement and hockey program experience to fairly high level NCAA level activity. Interesting that each of the bellwether sports the GFM mentioned appears to be represented.

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  • gfmorris
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    Conflicts of interest:
    1. Given that I am presently Athletics staff, I will not be able or willing to comment.
    2. Given that I am Blue Line Club president, I am excusing any chance to meet any of the candidates. I don't want anyone having the opinion that hockey got more facetime with these candidates than the other sports did. [I think that it's pretty unlikely that this would be an issue, but I just want to avoid it altogether.]

    GFM <-- wants an AD who will be good for the entire Athletic department, with an eye to the fact that the bellwether sports at UAH are hockey, basketball, and softball.

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  • tnlong
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    http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2...finalists.html
    http://www.fightingsioux.com/ViewArt...ATCLID=3745307
    http://www2.und.edu/our/uletterArchi...backID=82#4805

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  • moose97
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    Originally posted by Douglas View Post
    AD Search Update:

    Three candidates will be on campus this week to interview for the Athletic Director position.

    The candidates are:
    E. J. Brophy, Ph.D., Director of Athletics, The University of West Alabama
    Sean Johnson, Senior Associate AD for External Affairs, University of North Dakota
    Leslie Claybrook, Senior Associate AD and Senior Woman Administrator, Rice University

    You can view their resumes Here.

    Which one do you think might know how important a DI hockey program can be to a DII school? I know my answer...
    To be fair, UND started it's transition to D-I in '07-'08, so I've got no idea how that translates to UAH's situation. Also, I've talked to someone who knows quite a few hockey folks over there, and they've never heard of Mr. Johnson. Take that for what it's worth.

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  • tnlong
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    Originally posted by Douglas View Post
    AD Search Update:

    Three candidates will be on campus this week to interview for the Athletic Director position.

    The candidates are:
    E. J. Brophy, Ph.D., Director of Athletics, The University of West Alabama
    Sean Johnson, Senior Associate AD for External Affairs, University of North Dakota
    Leslie Claybrook, Senior Associate AD and Senior Woman Administrator, Rice University

    You can view their resumes Here.

    Which one do you think might know how important a DI hockey program can be to a DII school? I know my answer...
    It also looks like he can score some points with the selection committee by doing the most important thing UAH needs at this time, marketing and bringing in $.

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  • Douglas
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    Re: Declaring Our Independence: UAH 2010-11, Part the First

    AD Search Update:

    Three candidates will be on campus this week to interview for the Athletic Director position.

    The candidates are:
    E. J. Brophy, Ph.D., Director of Athletics, The University of West Alabama
    Sean Johnson, Senior Associate AD for External Affairs, University of North Dakota
    Leslie Claybrook, Senior Associate AD and Senior Woman Administrator, Rice University

    You can view their resumes Here.

    Which one do you think might know how important a DI hockey program can be to a DII school? I know my answer...

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  • gfmorris
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    Originally posted by chargersupporter View Post
    If there is no conference home for UAH announced in the near future, is there any sense in scheduling out for years ahead ? UAH coaches, administrators have consistently said the program will not go on very long as an indpendent. Here`s hoping for some good news sooner than later re a conference for UAH to join.
    While I am not at liberty to discuss what I currently know about scheduling [which isn't very much], I can tell you that Danton was scheduling out to 14-15 after the CCHA's 2009 decision. That's as far out as anyone schedules. It's worth continuing to pursue the scheduling if for no other reason that you hope to get into a league and want to get your OOC dates lined up.

    GFM

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  • Back check
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    Originally posted by tnlong View Post
    The "process" used for scheduling should be a primary topic. Specifically, how can the BLC and "friends" help? The Rensselaer alumni's involvement with their games here this year was impressive. A formal attempt should be made to connect UAH hockey with alumni leaders in Huntsville from schools that have relevant hockey programs. Additionally, each relevant hockey program in the country should be matched to either a UAH hockey alumni or influential booster for the purpose of that person reaching-out to his/her assigned program as a UAH hockey "ambassador".

    Regardless of any future UAH conference affiliation, the next several weeks could be critical for scheduling for the next several years. With the BTHC being formed and Anastos abandoning the CCHA, there have to be some "assumed" games could could be "snaked" by UAH. UAH schedulers need to be putting maximum effort into scheduling before the next "coaches" meeting rather than setting-back and waiting until the meeting.

    However, these comments are based on the assumption that there is anyone left at UAH who could/would sign a contract. The "would " part of that could be a major assumption. That's a point that I'd hope could be honestly and frankly addressed at your meeting.
    If there is no conference home for UAH announced in the near future, is there any sense in scheduling out for years ahead ? UAH coaches, administrators have consistently said the program will not go on very long as an indpendent. Here`s hoping for some good news sooner than later re a conference for UAH to join.

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  • gfmorris
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    Originally posted by tnlong View Post
    The "process" used for scheduling should be a primary topic. Specifically, how can the BLC and "friends" help? The Rensselaer alumni's involvement with their games here this year was impressive. A formal attempt should be made to connect UAH hockey with alumni leaders in Huntsville from schools that have relevant hockey programs. Additionally, each relevant hockey program in the country should be matched to either a UAH hockey alumni or influential booster for the purpose of that person reaching-out to his/her assigned program as a UAH hockey "ambassador".

    Regardless of any future UAH conference affiliation, the next several weeks could be critical for scheduling for the next several years. With the BTHC being formed and Anastos abandoning the CCHA, there have to be some "assumed" games could could be "snaked" by UAH. UAH schedulers need to be putting maximum effort into scheduling before the next "coaches" meeting rather than setting-back and waiting until the meeting.

    However, these comments are based on the assumption that there is anyone left at UAH who could/would sign a contract. The "would " part of that could be a major assumption. That's a point that I'd hope could be honestly and frankly addressed at your meeting.
    These are good questions to ask. Scheduling is largely the domain of the coaches, who know the full dimension of what's at play: who is willing to come here, who's willing to home-and-home, who wants a one-off, etc. The coaching community is pretty close-knit, so it gets done pretty well. That said, I'm quite sure Chris would welcome any help we can provide.

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