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    Open Job: Garrard County

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    I anticipate this job is going to be a tough job. I know they played some younger kids this season but they really struggled to score. With the region being pretty good they may have to go with a younger coach that just wants the experience of being a head coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Messenger View Post
    I anticipate this job is going to be a tough job. I know they played some younger kids this season but they really struggled to score. With the region being pretty good they may have to go with a younger coach that just wants the experience of being a head coach.
    I would go after Cliff Berry. Great young Coach that would actually stay and build the program. Clifford went 14-14 at Danville his first year playing a 7th grader, 8th grader and freshman. I think this would be the perfect hire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Statsdontlie View Post
    I would go after Cliff Berry. Great young Coach that would actually stay and build the program. Clifford went 14-14 at Danville his first year playing a 7th grader, 8th grader and freshman. I think this would be the perfect hire.
    Good points here. Cliff did a great job that season with a young team that I felt was really underappreciated.

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    I'm not saying Cliff did a bad job, but Coach Mason came back and almost doubled their win total with the same team. I think Garrard would be smart to hire someone who will be in the building on a day to day basis. Their last two coaches have been out of the building, and potential players have slipped through the cracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LethalPG View Post
    I'm not saying Cliff did a bad job, but Coach Mason came back and almost doubled their win total with the same team. I think Garrard would be smart to hire someone who will be in the building on a day to day basis. Their last two coaches have been out of the building, and potential players have slipped through the cracks.
    With the same team that returned all 5 starters and 1st team All State Ivy Turner. Those Sophomores and Freshman all had varsity experience this year. Judie Mason did a great no doubt about it, but lets not forget Clifford got all those girls ready by playing them as freshman and 8th graders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Statsdontlie View Post
    With the same team that returned all 5 starters and 1st team All State Ivy Turner. Those Sophomores and Freshman all had varsity experience this year. Judie Mason did a great no doubt about it, but lets not forget Clifford got all those girls ready by playing them as freshman and 8th graders.
    Once again, not saying he did a bad job. However, let’s not act like having an ivy turner and the aker twins is a terrible gig regardless of their grade and he went .500 with them.

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    After looking at the KHSAA website, this position looks to be a very challenging job.

    I went back and looked at the W/L records for the GC girls program since the '98-'99 season. Garrard County has a 48.1% winning percentage (285-308) in the past 21 seasons. They have only had 1 winning season (18-13) in the last 5 years and during that time they have only have a winning percentage of 36.3% (56-98). On top of that they have not had a 20 win season in the past 21 seasons so you have to believe there are some built in problems with the program.

    Does anybody that know what some of those problems are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Messenger View Post
    After looking at the KHSAA website, this position looks to be a very challenging job.

    I went back and looked at the W/L records for the GC girls program since the '98-'99 season. Garrard County has a 48.1% winning percentage (285-308) in the past 21 seasons. They have only had 1 winning season (18-13) in the last 5 years and during that time they have only have a winning percentage of 36.3% (56-98). On top of that they have not had a 20 win season in the past 21 seasons so you have to believe there are some built in problems with the program.

    Does anybody that know what some of those problems are?
    The main issue IMO in not getting the numbers out. There are girls in the school building that would certainly help the program out. With that being said, they play in a difficult district/region so it will be an uphill climb regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LethalPG View Post
    Once again, not saying he did a bad job. However, let’s not act like having an ivy turner and the aker twins is a terrible gig regardless of their grade and he went .500 with them.
    Well let’s get Cliff 20+ years of coaching experience and then let him take over a team that took some lumps but returns all five starters including an All State Division 1 basketball player and then we can judge him fairly compared to Judie Mason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LethalPG View Post
    The main issue IMO in not getting the numbers out. There are girls in the school building that would certainly help the program out. With that being said, they play in a difficult district/region so it will be an uphill climb regardless.
    So you might as well hire a coach like Cliff Berry. A younger, energetic coach at a program that we all know has low expectations. I hope if he applies he gets a serious interview. He’d be a great fit IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Well let’s get Cliff 20+ years of coaching experience and then let him take over a team that took some lumps but returns all five starters including an All State Division 1 basketball player and then we can judge him fairly compared to Judie Mason.
    Believe me I wasn't comparing him to a legendary HS coach like Judie Mason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LethalPG View Post
    Believe me I wasn't comparing him to a legendary HS coach like Judie Mason.
    I hear you. I can’t help but respond when people say things like look at how much better Danville was this year. I’d love to see Cliff get another chance to prove himself. I know that he is a damn good coach. He just needs a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    I hear you. I can’t help but respond when people say things like look at how much better Danville was this year. I’d love to see Cliff get another chance to prove himself. I know that he is a damn good coach. He just needs a chance.
    I'm not saying he's not a good coach. I believe more young coaches deserve chances. I'm not even sure he applied for this opening. It will be a really tough gig to turn around. Back to the topic, I believe we will hear something soon on this job.

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    Have they started interviews for this position yet? What about leading candidates this position?

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