Monthly Archives: December 2010

College Football: Coaching Search Update (Part 6) — Finalists Announced

How about some finalists?

Spoke to a few sources and Texas State narrowed down its list of potential replacements for former head coach Brad Wright. The list includes former Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster, Oklahoma co-defensive coordinator Bobby Jack Wright, former Texas A&M head coach Dennis Franchione and San Diego State defensive coordinator Rocky Long.

It looks as if Parker Executive Search gave Texas State one potential candidate other than the ones the Bobcats already had (Long).
All of the other names have been thrown around and shouldn’t come as a surprise. More on this as it develops.

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College Football: Coaching Search Update (Part 6) — Decision Day is Near

Talked to a well-placed source tonight and this is what was relayed to me:

  • Texas State and Parker Executive Search will narrow down its list by tomorrow to include finalists. Names of candidates or finalists were not given.
  • Finalists aren’t expected to come to San Marcos for an on-campus visit.
  • As of right now, Texas’ search for assistant coaches will not affect the Bobcats’ search for a head coach.
  • Players at Texas State will hold a players’ only meeting Sunday to discuss what is happening with the coaching search as well as the future of the program.

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College Athletics: Ballot for Daily Record Bobcat Athletes of the Year

Here are the nominations for the Daily Record‘s Bobcat Athletes of the Year. Winners to be announced Sunday.

Daily Record Male Athlete of the Year

  • Da’Marcus Griggs — Football
  • Cameron Johnson — Basketball
  • Kyle Livingstone — Baseball
  • Carson Smith — Baseball

Daily Record Female Athlete of the Year

  • Britney Curry — Soccer
  • Diamond Ford — Basketball
  • Chandler Hall — Softball
  • Krista Puisite — Golf

Daily Record Newcomer of the Year

  • Preslie Alexander — Volleyball
  • Tyler Arndt — Football
  • Diamond Ford — Basketball
  • Anna Hernandez — Softball

Who do you think should win?

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College Football: Coaching Search Update (Part 5) — Special B.O.R. Meeting

It’s been 36 days since Texas State fired Brad Wright as head coach of the football team. Until this point, little has been known other than the hiring of a search firm (Parker Executive Search) to lead the quest.

Well, it seems as if there is a little bit more going on behind the scenes.

Several sources have confirmed that the Texas State University System Board of Regents called a special meeting for Jan. 3. This is big for several reasons:

  • It’s the first Monday of the new year and Texas State Director of Athletics Dr. Larry Teis said he wouldn’t have a head coach on the ground until the first week of 2011.
  • Parker Executive Search’s office is closed until Jan. 3.
  • The Board of Regents meets on special occasions when it pertains to athletics to approve potential hirings as well as salaries, among other things.

More news as it becomes available.

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College Basketball: AJ Stewart dismissed from team

Texas State head coach Doug Davalos confirmed Tuesday afternoon that former Kentucky transfer AJ Stewart has been dismissed from the team.

In nine games with the Bobcats, Stewart averaged 9.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Stewart leads Texas State with 13 blocks.

Rumors circulated for a while about the status of Stewart but Davalos said the 6-foot, 8-inch forward didn’t travel with the team to North Texas or Cancún.

For more, check out Wednesday’s print edition of the Daily Record.

You can read more about Stewart by clicking here: Stewart no longer with Bobcats

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Merry Christmas

From the Daily Record to our readers, Merry Christmas.

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College Football: Coaching Search Update (Part 4)

  • Sorry for the lack of updates, we’ve been quite busy at the office with the holidays approaching.
  • Texas State did hire a search firm — Parker Executive Search — to help spearhead the search for a new head football coach.
  • Parker Executive Search is based out of Atlanta, Georgia, and has been used by several big-time universities in finding head basketball and football coaches as well as athletic directors.
  • Calls to Parker Executive Search have gone unanswered.
  • Otherwise, there isn’t much news to report but it should heat up soon.

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College Athletics: A poll for your enjoyment

How about another poll?

All I want for Christmas is/are…Market Research

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College Football: More about the search firm

Here is part of our story in today’s Daily Record:

Parker Executive Search is executive search firm based in Atlanta, Ga. The company began offering its services in 1984.

Along with helping Texas State locate a new head coach, Parker Executive Search has aided several other searches. Iowa State, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee State and the University of Nebraska have all used Parker’s services in naming a new head football coach.

Parker Executive Search isn’t limited to football as its also worked its magic for colleges in their searches for athletic directors and head basketball coaches.

“The University’s goal is to find the right coach for Texas State and to name that coach as soon as possible after the first of the year to maximize that coach’s opportunity for successfully completing the recruiting process,” the release said.

You can read the rest if you click here.

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College Football: Another statement from Texas State about coaching search

Here is an update on the coaching search from the Texas State athletic department:

Texas State University has engaged the services of Parker Executive Search to lead the search for a new Head Football Coach. The University is sharing the names of any candidates already identified with the search firm for consideration along with others identified by the firm. Several members of the President’s Cabinet and a faculty representative are serving as a search committee to follow-up on recommendation provided by the search firm.

Texas State continues football recruiting activities, and assistant coaches, including the Recruiting Coordinator, are actively working with high school coaches and potential recruits as permitted in NCAA regulations. Under these regulations, December 20th-January 3rd is a “dead period” where communication between coaches and prospects must be limited to phone calls. The University’s goal is to find the right coach for Texas State and to name that coach as soon as possible after the first of the year to maximize that coach’s opportunity for successfully completing the recruiting process. Several people are prepared to work over the holidays as necessary to move this process forward.

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