Interesting. I would have thought UMBC was a better job than SIUE, but that's for him to decide.
Used to be one of the biggest soccer powers in the country, had a huge rivalry with St. Louis. They played their annual game at Busch Stadium in the 70's and 80's, still holding the record for highest attendance at a college soccer game.SIUE? Wow. Had to look up what that was and if it was a D1 school.
Southern Illinois University Evansville (SIUE) is not even the flagship of the Southern Illinois University campuses. That would be Carbondale, usually just referred to as SIU.Used to be one of the biggest soccer powers in the country, had a huge rivalry with St. Louis. They played their annual game at Busch Stadium in the 70's and 80's, still holding the record for highest attendance at a college soccer game.
That's my SIUE fact.
The best thing Barrio has going for him is that he wasn't there when they hired Marshall. According to his bio, he only started a year ago.Interesting on the hire. I'm sure ace can fill us in, but wasn't the process behind hiring Marshall as head basketball coach a mess?
The whole Marshall thing was a mess to start. Paul Schlickmann, who was CCSU's AD at the time (now at Fairfield) wanted Jay Young from when he was at SBU, since Schlickmann worked as an associate AD at SBU prior to taking the CCSU job (he eventually got his man). As I understand it, the president of the school or some other power brokers balked and said Marshall because of the UConn connections. That president has since departed too, so nobody associated with the Marshall fiasco is around.The best thing Barrio has going for him is that he wasn't there when they hired Marshall. According to his bio, he only started a year ago.
Didn't hire him, doesn't have to fire him. Nice work if you can get it.
It's interesting you said this, because at his introductory press conference today, it was said that he increased CCSU Athletic Funding by 44%.I can't say that UMBC got a good or bad AD - he just wasn't here long enough for me to make a fair assessment. He had nothing to do with the DM hire, and I was hoping he would have worked out a deal at the end of the season to push Donyell out with 1 year remaining in his contract. That is now a pipe dream.
I hear Brian will double his salary - so I can't blame him for leaving. CCSU (and the entire State of Connecticut) is dysfunctional. As our population and tax base continues to shrink, State budgets are being cut and I don't see a light at the end of the tunnel.
I'm a sad and embarrassed CCSU fan. We are what we are ...