With some high-profile coaches being added to the league recently, how would you rate the quality of the coaches from top to bottom in the A10?
I would put Schmidt in the guys on the rise catagory, he's definitely not in the bottom but probably around the middleAll those mentioned so far in this thread may indeed rate ahead of him, but sooner or later I'd like to see Mark Schmidt get a little love. If I recall, every previous edition of this thread over the past few years has had him rated, generally, in the bottom 3 or 4 coaches in the league. Yes, he did have a great player the last 4 years in The Professor. But, he seems to get no credit for recruiting or developing that player. He has brought the Bonnies back from the abyss, and has increased their conference win total every year since his first in Olean. And, after losing 2 of his top 7 rotation players to injury last year early in the season (one of them in the 3rd minute), he still managed to get Bona to the pre-season predicted 4 seed, and made the run to the NCAA tourney.
I'll point out two things regarding KA and Harper:Fair enough. He has been hot and cold and a lot of his success was on the backs of Kevin Anderson and Justin Harper. I think he's a great coach and probably overshadowed by some of the other 'names' in the A-10 since he hasn't strung together the consistency some of the others have.