Castelli had a stellar overall record at Siena, but her last seven years weren't any better than Jacques. She's now guiding Lemoyne to levels not seen since the early 90s. I'm a firm believer in quality coaching being extremely important to success ... but you have to wonder if something else is wrong too. Hard to reconcile.
Hard to understand but it does appear that the game prep and in-game coaching are just not where they have to be - those "problems" lead to records like we are establishing early on - the cumulative effect certainly lubricates the revolving door we see at the end of each year including staff as well as players (if things continue I wouldn't rule out mid-season transfers - kids don't want to be on teams that show like we did at FAU!). There seems to be something fundamentally wrong with the way she is running the program and the administrative climate that appears to be focused elsewhere...
Was at the game with my granddaughter's 4th grade traveling team and all their parents - total embarrassment - absolutely nothing that could be used as an example for the kids unless we started watching the Stags. Siena's head "coach" looked for all the world like she hated everything within arms reach - punctuated by a late game grab of one of her player's wrist yanking her back on the floor followed by a 'Patsos in high heels' ream job on the entire playing group - totally wrong - no other way to say it - she looked like she didn't want to coach and if it were up to me she'd get her wish - feel bad for the team as they clearly aren't getting any D1 level coaching...sad...perhaps the spike heels led to her discomfort...sort of a mock Barbie on the bench
It's becoming obvious they can't play as a "team" . . . each player has talent & skills based on watching HS film - it showed during the Albany game so it has to come down to coaching, scouting & game plan or simply chemistry