New assistant coach

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Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:21 pm

Yes, Emily had a one year deal with the women's program! I wish them well! ;) jc
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Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:22 pm

Sounds like our new "Associate Head Coach" is going to be Dan Chapla, former head coach at NAIA William Woods University (Fulton, MO)
https://wwuowls.com/news/2019/6/5/chapl ... coach.aspx

From his bio: "William Woods has won at least 20 games every season under the direction of Chapla, and he has taken the Owls to the NAIA National Tournament for a school-record nine consecutive years."

Prior to his time at WWU (11 years), he was:
HC at Culver-Stockton College (6 years)
Men's bball assistant coach at Ottawa University (Ottawa, KS; 2 years)
Men's bball assistant coach at U of Central Missouri (1 year)
Men's bball assistant coach at Culver-Stockton (3 years)
https://wwuowls.com/coaches.aspx?rc=598&path=wbball

Sounds like Coach Gravina and him kinda worked in the same circles for a while. Gravina was at NAIA McPherson College for a couple of years before he went to DII Quincy. Also, I haven't checked the dates, but probably Gravina's time at Quincy and Chapla's time at Culver-Stockton overlapped somewhat, and they're only about 20 miles down the road from each other.
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Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:20 pm

Didn't WIU play William Woods in a pre-season/exhibition game or was that the men/

Also this hire would satisfy JD wanting someone who was a head coach and yes i assume JD was very familiar with him. Sounds like a good hire.
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Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:56 pm

The Women played William Woods on November 27, 2018. Western won 81-73.
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Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:00 pm

wiu712 wrote:The Women played William Woods on November 27, 2018. Western won 81-73.
We also played them in 2017, and every year from 2009-2014.


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Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:13 pm

So looks like JD will have an all new staff as Crafton is leaving also.
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meganeck wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:13 pm
So looks like JD will have an all new staff as Crafton is leaving also.
Yep, Syd is headed to Grand Canyon University.
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Tere North wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:33 am
meganeck wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:13 pm
So looks like JD will have an all new staff as Crafton is leaving also.
Yep, Syd is headed to Grand Canyon University.
Fewer tornadoes, more haboobs. :lol:
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sealhall74 wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:26 am
Tere North wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:33 am
meganeck wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:13 pm
So looks like JD will have an all new staff as Crafton is leaving also.
Yep, Syd is headed to Grand Canyon University.
Fewer tornadoes, more haboobs. :lol:
That way you don't have to pay for sandblasting before taking your car in to get repainted :lol:
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EDIT - Kennedy Cattenhead is originally from Bolingbrook, IL and played at Illinois from 2013-2018 (redshirt in 13/14 -> R-Senior in 17/18). She actually lead the Illini with 18 points when we beat them in November of 2017 (77-67): https://fightingillini.com/roster.aspx? ... ath=wbball
She spent the 2018/19 season as an assistant coach at DII Maryville University in St. Louis (who went 18-10 last year).
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