JClay

June 15th, 2016 at 1:54 PM ^

So we throw him out before the tournament starts and hire a new guy and we win a title in tennis? Cool!

(Before WD corrects me, I am fully aware all UM spring sports teams are done for the year.)

smcdani

June 15th, 2016 at 1:54 PM ^

Coaches come and go, thats the nature of the business.  ASU, warmer weather, better chance for success.  Warde will hire a good one.

LSAClassOf2000

June 15th, 2016 at 2:35 PM ^

Even at that, it's kind of a neat challenge to rebuild a program that hasn't seen the light of day in almost a decade, and kudos to Steinberg for taking that one on really. It wouldn't be the first time a coach from Michigan athletics has taken on such a task, and indeed I think building success here will probably help with success at ASU. I wish him well. 

Quailman

June 15th, 2016 at 2:42 PM ^

Unfortunate, but no, not stunning or upsetting.

He spent the 13 years prior to Michigan coaching at Pepperdine. He might just like that climate, and it might be the opportunity to begin his own program the way he wants.

He was here for two years, it's not like he's Hutch leaving or Bo going to coach at Texas A&M.

Bummer to lose a good coach, up to Warde to find a good replacement. 

MGOTokyo

June 15th, 2016 at 2:06 PM ^

We need a proven, varsity-level coach to keep this program growing.  Recruiting is a key.  I'm not sure an assistant promotion is the direction M typiclly takes.