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Username Post: Coach Sydney Johnson        (Topic#11781)
puband09 
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04-13-11 02:12 AM - Post#104017    
    In response to T71

I hope you're being sarcastic.

 
puband09 
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04-25-11 08:56 PM - Post#104765    
    In response to puband09

Wasn't sure where to post this, so here we are. Guy Gadowsky, the 7 year head coach of Princeton men's ice hockey, resigned today to become the inaugural head coach at Penn State.

I'm sure it's kind of a dream job for many hockey coaches, and certainly comes with a pay raise, but following college hockey as closely as I do, I think demands will be impossibly high.

Playing as part of the Big Ten Hockey Conference, they're going to be going against most of the best teams in the country, who already have deep recruiting roots in parts of the country where hockey is a bigger part of life than rural Pennsylvania. He's a good coach, so maybe he can work his magic.

Anyway, he joins a long list of successful Princeton coaches to leave winning teams and a secure job future for another school. Will this ever be addressed?

 
cornellfan4 
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Coach Sydney Johnson
04-25-11 09:21 PM - Post#104766    
    In response to puband09

Yeah well you cant blame him with the kind of money that was thrown Penn State's way to start a hockey team but you are right with that kind of money they will expect him to win quick.

As far as successful PU coaches leaving for more money or to a big money league, is that really unique to PU? Isnt that just the life of any Ivy league schools or mid major? Same situation happened to Cornell last year with Tambroni leaving for PSU and Donahue to BC

 
puband09 
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Re: Coach Sydney Johnson
04-25-11 09:25 PM - Post#104767    
    In response to cornellfan4

Sure, but it has seemed a lot worse at Princeton lately, ever since Tierney left.

I am not the first or only Princetonian to notice this apparent change for the worse, so I think there is at least some truth to it.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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Re: Coach Sydney Johnson
04-25-11 09:46 PM - Post#104768    
    In response to puband09

but Tierney says he took a pay CUT!

 
Tiger69 
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Re: Coach Sydney Johnson
04-26-11 07:29 AM - Post#104774    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

Splitting my time between the East Coast (Baltimore) and a modest little town in Southwestern Colorado, I can understand why someone, after a full career at Princeton, would want to move west. Eventually, despite its many offerings, the East becomes oppressive for some of us. The pace, the weather, the lack of open space and public land, the self-satisfaction .... I can't speak for Tierney, but I know a few Easterners by birth and upbringing like myself who get bit by the Western bug and never recover.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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Re: Coach Sydney Johnson
04-26-11 08:48 AM - Post#104776    
    In response to Tiger69

You are preaching to the choir, dude. Soon as I can, I head for the Wasatch!

 
rbg 
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03-11-19 02:12 PM - Post#280645    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

Sydney Johnson has been let go by Fairfield.

https://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Fairfi eld-fi...

- The Stags were 9-22 this season, losing to Manhattan in the first round of the MAAC tournament last week. Johnson was 116-147 in eight seasons at Fairfield, yet earned a contract extension after leading the Stags to the MAAC championship game a year ago. -

- “I want to thank Coach Johnson for his commitment to Fairfield. He has led our program with integrity, served as a great mentor to our student-athletes and been a valued member of the University community,” athletic director Paul Schlickmann said in a statement. “We wish him and his family the very best in the next phase of their journey.”

Johnson arrived in 2011 after leading his alma mater Princeton to 47 wins over two seasons and a 66-53 records in four seasons. His 2010-11 team qualified for the NCAA Tournament.

Johnson replaced Ed Cooley, who left Fairfield for Providence. Cooley was 92-69 in four years at Fairfield.

“I can't thank Fairfield University, Mark Nemec and Paul Schlickmann enough for the opportunity I was given to lead the men's basketball program for the past two seasons,” Johnson said. “My family and I will always be indebted to the Stag Nation for the memories over the years. I wish our student-athletes, alumni and fans all the best moving forward.”

Johnson was 68-84 in the MAAC, twice reaching the conference tournament final (2012, 2018). -

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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03-11-19 02:18 PM - Post#280649    
    In response to rbg

Wow. Thanks for the update. Sic transit.....

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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03-11-19 04:05 PM - Post#280672    
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I was and still am very sorry to see him leave Princeton. He did not have a lot of recruiting success at Fairfield. And his success at Princeton was with players recruited by J-- S----. How would he have done if he had stayed???

 
umbrellaman 
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03-11-19 07:43 PM - Post#280711    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

I don't think that's right with regard to recruiting. Johnson went 3-11, 8-6, 11-3 and 12-2 in his 4 Ivy seasons. Only Maddox and Mavraides were holdovers in his last season. Here was Johnson's recruiting classes at Princeton. I think Fairfield turned out not to be the right fit.

2008:
John Comfort
Doug Davis
Max Huc
Patrick Saunders
Zane Ma
2009:
Mack Darrow
Gus Gabel
Ian Hummer
Jimmy Sherburne
Brendan Connolly
Will Barrett
2010:
Chris Clement
TJ Bray
Daniel Edwards
Ben Hazel
Tom Noonan
2011
Brian Fabrizius
Bobby Garbade
Denton Koon
Clay Wilson

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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03-11-19 08:46 PM - Post#280716    
    In response to umbrellaman

Your compilation proves your point; I stand corrected. But J-- S---- gets a lot of credit for Mavraides and Maddox.

So where does SJ go now?

Is Brennan next to go?

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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03-11-19 08:47 PM - Post#280719    
    In response to umbrellaman

BTW, Jimmy Sherburne's younger brother just made Academic All American at UMBC.

 
SRP 
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03-12-19 01:58 PM - Post#280834    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

He seemed to like it there, they paid him more, and he had a pretty long run, so it's hard to say he made a mistake by moving to Fairfield. But it still seemed like an odd choice to make at best a sideways move in basketball terms, to a school with less relative recruiting pull. I wish him the best--he did a very good job at Princeton and was a class act.

 
Dial Lodge 
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03-12-19 03:43 PM - Post#280853    
    In response to SRP

Sad to hear this. He did a good job at Princeton, and we sad/horrified to hear that he was leaving.

Even though Fairfield was at best a lateral move from Princeton in terms of prestige and recruiting cache, they paid him quite well (well over $300,000 when I looked a number of years ago, and as best we know, that is far more than Princeton pays its head coach.

Hopefully, he'll land well.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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03-14-19 08:51 PM - Post#281379    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

  • 1LotteryPick1969 Said:
Your compilation proves your point; I stand corrected. But J-- S---- gets a lot of credit for Mavraides and Maddox.

So where does SJ go now?

Is Brennan next to go?



Actually may be Mooney

https://www.richmond.com/sports/college/woody- anon...

 
sparman 
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03-19-19 11:05 AM - Post#282041    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

In other former coach news, a local radio report this AM said that JT3 is a candidate to coach at GW, which just fired its incumbent.

 
Go Green 
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03-19-19 11:30 AM - Post#282047    
    In response to sparman

  • sparman Said:
In other former coach news, a local radio report this AM said that JT3 is a candidate to coach at GW, which just fired its incumbent.



They definitely can do worse than JTIII.

 
rbg 
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03-19-19 11:40 AM - Post#282050    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

Mooney will get another year (his 15th) at Richmond.

https://wtvr.com/2019/03/18/chris-moon ey-returns-t...

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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03-19-19 01:53 PM - Post#282077    
    In response to rbg

I'm happy for him, but one more year is probably it unless he makes the NCAA.

JTIII would be an excellent fit for GW. I hope he get the job.

 
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