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YSU to Name Ethan Faulkner MBB Coach!
« on: March 30, 2024, 05:50:39 PM »
As I see PapAttack posted on the other thread and is being reported on Twitter by Jon Rothstein:


https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/1774184607996338390

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Re: YSU to Name Ethan Faulkner MBB Coach!
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2024, 07:04:16 PM »
I think Ethan will do a good job . Hopefully he can maintain our current players and recruits and finalize the roster with some quality transfers. He seems like a serious person who will work really hard to be successful. At times I thought we got out coached this past year, for example Oakland both games by a very experienced coach Kampe. Hopefully Ethan can do a great job with all parts of the head coaching responsibility. I think he can.

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Re: YSU to Name Ethan Faulkner MBB Coach!
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2024, 08:50:32 PM »
Dynesí dad was publicly advocating for Faulkner.

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Re: YSU to Name Ethan Faulkner MBB Coach!
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2024, 11:25:52 PM »
The hire is a stretch if you ask me.  Not a ton of experience.  Doesn't mean he won't be successful. With such a quick decision it's almost as if this was the succession plan all along. 

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Re: YSU to Name Ethan Faulkner MBB Coach!
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2024, 11:44:35 PM »
The hire is a stretch if you ask me.  Not a ton of experience.  Doesn't mean he won't be successful. With such a quick decision it's almost as if this was the succession plan all along.

We had another Coach in mind but he turned us down. 
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Re: YSU to Name Ethan Faulkner MBB Coach!
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2024, 09:11:28 AM »
Realistically this level of D1 basketball is a stepping stone for coaches and players to bigger and better places. Watching the tournament teams have many kids that have transferred in from the mid majors and Iím sure the same is true for coaches.

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Re: YSU to Name Ethan Faulkner MBB Coach!
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2024, 09:41:00 AM »
Realistically this level of D1 basketball is a stepping stone for coaches and players to bigger and better places. Watching the tournament teams have many kids that have transferred in from the mid majors and Iím sure the same is true for coaches.


Agree. It used to be just business and career decisions for the coaches to move up depending on their levels of success and accomplishments.
Because of NIL and liberalized NCAA transfer rules, this model has now also become applicable to players.
Unfortunately, the low to mid major schools now become the minor leagues or developmental leagues for the power 5 conferences.
It is difficult enough for mid major schools to compete with the big boys with basketball being the only revenue sport for these universities where majority of the budget could flow into basketball to keep it competitive.
It is even more difficult for schools like YSU where major funding is channeled into the football program.
I donít see how things could improve unless enrollment at YSU could magically increase or some depth pocket donors are willing to write a big check to support the athletic programs.
The other option is to schedule more money games on the road to get more $$$ as what Cleveland State did years ago under Rollie Messamino (spelling?).

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Re: YSU to Name Ethan Faulkner MBB Coach!
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2024, 08:37:33 AM »
YSUGO  what is the name of the other coach?????

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Re: YSU to Name Ethan Faulkner MBB Coach!
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2024, 09:56:56 AM »
YSUGO  what is the name of the other coach?????

Bob Huggins 😂

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Re: YSU to Name Ethan Faulkner MBB Coach!
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2024, 12:24:30 PM »
YSUGO  what is the name of the other coach?????

Bob Huggins 😂

I think Huggins would of been a disaster hire.  He's a great basketball coach but his baggage and the fact that he's 70 years old probably would of been a quick fix at best.
It's all about recruiting whether it's HS guys or portal and hopefully Ethan can be that guy.  Hopefully YSU has some NIL money because if not sadily you can't compete.

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Re: YSU to Name Ethan Faulkner MBB Coach!
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2024, 01:09:59 PM »
YSUGO  what is the name of the other coach?????

Bob Huggins 😂

I think Huggins would of been a disaster hire.  He's a great basketball coach but his baggage and the fact that he's 70 years old probably would of been a quick fix at best.
It's all about recruiting whether it's HS guys or portal and hopefully Ethan can be that guy.  Hopefully YSU has some NIL money because if not sadily you can't compete.

Agree, when I read this, the name Bo Pelini came to mind.
The nil $$ for mid major programs will be a real issue. I read an article yesterday reporting that Zach Eden of Purdue was ranked at #7 with nil of $800,000.
I wonder how much our guys were making in the last couple years.

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Re: YSU to Name Ethan Faulkner MBB Coach!
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2024, 03:14:50 PM »
Itís official Ethan Faulkner named Menís Basketball Head Coach

https://x.com/ysumenshoops/status/1774876731934929125?s=46&t=uZKtf9BxUgUCFeEv1YRQYA


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Re: YSU to Name Ethan Faulkner MBB Coach!
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2024, 04:07:38 PM »
As planned.  When is the news conference?  I'm sure he is out recruiting so it may be time to get him to come back for a press conference.   Hopefully this week.  Good.move.

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Re: YSU to Name Ethan Faulkner MBB Coach!
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2024, 04:16:36 PM »
As planned.  When is the news conference?  I'm sure he is out recruiting so it may be time to get him to come back for a press conference.   Hopefully this week.  Good.move.

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