Marshall changes mind?!?!?

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Marshall changes mind?!?!?

Postby BestOfBreed on Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:31 pm

Winthrop coach changes mind about leaving
Jeff Goodman /
Posted: 53 minutes ago

Less than 24 after a news conference in which he was introduced as the new head coach at the College of Charleston, Winthrop's Gregg Marshall has had a change of heart.

A news conference is expected at 2 p.m.

According to a source close to the situation, Marshall told the players at Winthrop of his decision to remain at the school Thursday, but has yet to inform the College of Charleston of his decision.

"Really? That's surprising to me," College of Charleston athletic director Jerry Baker said. "I was with him last night until 7:30. I hope that's wrong and as far as I know, it's wrong."

"But anything's possible," Baker added. "If he did decide to stay at Winthrop, I don't know about it."

Marshall, a former assistant at Charleston from 1988-1996 under John Kresse, was slated to replace Tom Herrion at Charleston. Herrion was fired earlier this month despite averaging 20 wins in his four seasons.

Marshall, 43, has racked up a 165-78 record in eight seasons at Winthrop and is the winningest coach in the history of the school. He has led the Eagles to six NCAA tournament appearances.
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Postby walliver on Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:23 pm

Sounds like what Bobby Cremins did to South Carolina. His career was never the same after that.
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Postby dungeonjoe on Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:40 pm

maybe, maybe not. He has built a great program at Winthrop and its still rising. From what i hear about Charleston, it is definitely at a re-building stage of the program.
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Postby Rowdy on Fri Jun 30, 2006 3:07 pm

John Kresse was the coach at Davidson for six days in 1981 then returned to C of C. It didn't seem to hurt Kresse or the two colleges.

Postby BossTerrier on Sat Jul 01, 2006 10:49 am

dungeonjoe wrote:maybe, maybe not. He has built a great program at Winthrop and its still rising. From what i hear about Charleston, it is definitely at a re-building stage of the program.

Definitely rebuilding-the charleston paper has quoted friends of Marshall stating that the facilities were the same as they were when he left, the money for the new arena they've been talking about for years is not there, and only three players showed up for the press conference. The article also said that the players were more interested in clothing and whether they were going to get their names on their jerseys than they were talking about winning and basketball. He quickly realized that the program is a mess and he had a good thing in Rock Hill. But, he should have done his homework before rushing to accept this job. This will place a black mark on him when he competes for big time coaching vacancies in the future. I just hope this spells a few years of success for the terriers!

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