In reply to: Duke --> Bryant --> Texas HS lax. Bizarre career path. * posted by 105Marquette
One of the most ridiculously wealthy in the state but it's still a public school
I think it's equal parts cure for boredom, financial boost (coaches have only recently made some decent money), and an altruistic sense of giving back to the sport that gave them a lot.
Totally agree on the money in the clubs. It's absurd and we are just getting out of the throws of it with my daughter. The issue is that there are way too many talented young men and women playing the sport and not enough spots at quality schools - even at D3 level. Having a coach of Tucker's stature (or Starsia or Pressler's) be able to give a blessing to a kid and call up a college is priceless. And in Highland Park, TX money is not an obstacle.
As an aside, Tucker is awesome and she'll be missed. She coached my daugher's team at camp and I talked to her for a while. She representated Hopkins well.
His team won a state title.
Maybe there's an aspect of helping to spread the game for Pressler and Seaman, I don't know.