Interesting choice - I know McFerrin is a MU grad, but her overall record is less than stellar - going into the year, she was 62-87, including 50-70 at American U, and 12-17 in her first year at Memphis. This year she is 17-11, and 10-5 in CUSA, which is a one bid league in the tourney. I will throw out a couple of names I think would be stronger, Robin Pingeton at Illinois State - has done nothing but win, and is a good recruiter or Lisa Bluder at Iowa. I know Bluder is a long shot, but it would be a splash hire in the midwest, she seems to be able to recruit Missouri pretty well, and would put her in a stronger bball conference. I doubt she would entertain the move, but you never know if the $$ is right, she might make the move.
Geno and Vivian protege would be likely targets. I question whether one could build a good resume of success at MU under the circumstances and that doubt might dissuade a good prospect.
Geno's and Vivian's offspring have not fared very well when they go out on their own. Jolette Law has struggled at Illinois (20-34 B10, 45-49 overall), Jamelle Elliot was 11-17 at Cincinnati. Tonya Cardoza (a UCONN deciple) has done pretty well at Temple, however that program was in good shape with Dawn Staley went to South Carolina. Geno's staff after his associate head coach are pretty new, so I don't know how tested they would be. I can't see an assistant at UConn going to Mizzu. Mizzu needs someone from the midwest who knows how to recruit the midwest.
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