The gist of the Day thing was, as I understand it Day "wowed" in the interview and told people everything they wanted to hear, so those who have bad BS detectors didn't see this guy wasn't anything more than that and if you did your homework you'd have seen (and he admitted when he got the job) he was just applying to a bunch of head coaching jobs in hopes he'd get one. That's not the kind of guy I want. It's one thing if someone applies because they think they deserve the opportunity (and I can be more forgiving to college hockey because there's only 60 jobs, not 353 like basketball)...it's another when someone is just trying to get the title on their resume and clearly, clearly didn't do their homework on fit. The committee not only fell for it to make him one of 2 finalists, the other being Eddie Benton, but they also gave too much say to the returning players, who Day conned as well and Eddie was honest with them. Of course, Day proved to be the complete opposite of what he was in the interview, and this is where we're at.I don’t know much about the Day search process and where that may have gone off track, but I’m a big believer in ”less is more” in these types of situations. Put together a small group of people who a) understand the sport, b) have been in leadership positions themselves and c) have successfully chosen leaders in whatever field they are part of.
One problem I see in many institutions (especially in the public sector) is the tendency to overload decision making bodies with too many people and the desire to try to make everyone happy.
That was a long "gist" but, I agree about the committee part. I know they need a faculty person and whatnot but you've got resources. Torrey Mitchell lives in town. He should be a no brainer to talk to as he's a recent pro/younger and has his pulse on the modern game. The CEO of the Blues is an alum; the owner is a Middlebury grad. One of the biggest agents in the game is a Middlebury guy (Kent Hughes)...the Rangers' director of scouting is from Middlebury. Ask Mike McShane for help consulting. His insight would be immeasurable. These are people Schulman knows and I'm sure he knows to contact them...there's not a lot of excuses to not be as thorough as possible especially giving themselves a head start already on the process.