Would a head coach leave to return to her alma mater?
by IRISHFAN2008 (2022-05-23 20:42:18)

In reply to: Some Ideas on ND Assistant Coach....  posted by dillon77


I'm wondering if maybe Melissa D'Amico would leave a HC job at Boston University if Niele called. I don't know how close the two are.

Maybe she could see serving as an assistant at her alma mater, a Top 25 school as a stepping stone since that's her first year as a HC.

She's only been at Boston for one year and the team went 17-14.


That would not be a good move
by IRISHLUV23  (2022-05-24 17:56:20)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Leaving a HC position (after only 1 year) to self demote yourself to an assistant again seems like a backwards solution. Although I am not acquainted with the BU offense, I'm pretty sure that their offense uses some form of the Princeton offense which she is proficient at. Coming to ND where those concepts are/have substituted to a different, unfamiliar offense would make this fit even harder. It's in her best interest to go the Megan Duffy route and work her way up to a Power 5 program if that's what she desires.


My impression is that Melissa will stay on the East Coast. *
by MPG  (2022-05-23 22:51:45)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Agree. She's a Long Island Native & BU's a Solid Mid-Major *
by dillon77  (2022-05-24 05:33:16)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post