Question of the Week for March 10, 2008
Release: Sunday 09/04/2007 
by UCSD
UCSD Director of Athletics Earl W. Edwards.
UCSD Director of Athletics...
Courtesy: UCSD

How has last year’s passage of the Athletic Fee Referendum effected the hiring of coaches?

 

Earl Edwards—It’s really had a profound effect. The history of outstanding coaches has been one of the critical elements of our overall programmatic success. Before the passage of the referendum, I think we were in jeopardy of seeing the quality of coaching slip because we were simply not competitive in the market financially.

 

Since last winter, we’ve had three head coaching hires—Chris Carlson (men’s basketball), Charity Elliott (women’s basketball) & Jon Pascale (men’s soccer)—and all three are top caliber coaches who came from Division I programs—UCLA, Portland State & Stanford—with broad coaching and recruiting experience.

 

As you can see by the fact that the men’s basketball team won the CCAA Tournament, the women had 25 wins and for the first time, both earned berths in the NCAA Division II Tournament, the results of those hiring processes are already paying off.

 

I’m not sure we would have been able to hire any of those three without the passage of the referendum.



 

Previous Questions:

April 26, 2007 

September 25, 2006

October 5, 2005

May 13, 2005

Sunday, March 01
W Water Polo at UC Santa Barbara
4 - 5 (L)
Santa Barbara
Baseball at Cal State East Bay
10 - 21 (L)
Hayward
Softball at Cal State Monterey Bay
1 - 7 (L)
Seaside
Softball at Cal State Monterey Bay
0 - 8 (L) (6)
Seaside
W Water Polo at CSU Bakersfield
11 - 10 (W)
Santa Barbara
Baseball at Cal State East Bay
10 - 2 (W) (7)
Hayward
Wednesday, March 04
W Tennis vs. Villanova
2:00 PM
UC San Diego
M Volleyball at USC
7:00 PM
Los Angeles
Thursday, March 05
M Tennis vs. Pacific Coast Doubles
All Day
UC San Diego
M Tennis vs. Villanova (exhibition)
9:00 AM
UC San Diego
W Basketball at Cal State San Bernardino (first round)
12:00 PM
Stockton
M Basketball at Cal State Stanislaus (first round)
5:30 PM
Stockton
Friday, March 06
W Basketball at Cal State Dominguez Hills (semifinal)
12:00 PM
Stockton
Softball vs. Sonoma State
1:00 PM
UC San Diego
W Water Polo at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
2:00 PM
Claremont
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