Coaching staff – Tom Cosgrave http://tomcosgrave.com/ Tue, 10 May 2022 10:26:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tomcosgrave.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T165924.844-150x150.png Coaching staff – Tom Cosgrave http://tomcosgrave.com/ 32 32 Robin Pingeton adds rising star to coaching staff https://tomcosgrave.com/robin-pingeton-adds-rising-star-to-coaching-staff/ Tue, 10 May 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/robin-pingeton-adds-rising-star-to-coaching-staff/ Mizzou Basketball’s season last year was disappointing to say the least. Despite Aijha Blackwell and Hayley Frank entering their junior seasons – and boasting a deep and talented bench of veteran contributors – the team hasn’t been able to overcome a host of out-and-out stories. from the field and earn his first trip to the […]]]>

Mizzou Basketball’s season last year was disappointing to say the least. Despite Aijha Blackwell and Hayley Frank entering their junior seasons – and boasting a deep and talented bench of veteran contributors – the team hasn’t been able to overcome a host of out-and-out stories. from the field and earn his first trip to the NCAA Tournament in several seasons. To top it off, Blackwell and a number of other important pieces exited through the transfer portal, leaving Pingeton’s roster in flux.

In response, Pingeton appears to be shaking up his staff with the addition. Tuesday, the program announced the hiring of a rising star in the coaching ranks: Georgia alumna Jasmine James.

James is no stranger to SEC Basketball. She was a rookie All-American and a second-team All-SEC talent in four years at Georgia before entering the third round of the 2013 WNBA draft and spending the next four years playing professional ball. Since then, she has served as the Director of Basketball Operations at SIUE, spent two years on the Tennessee Tech team, and also gained coaching experience in high school.

“We are thrilled to welcome someone with Jasmine’s playing and coaching resume to our basketball family,” Pingeton said. “She was a top player in the Southeastern Conference in Georgia and served as a high school head coach with her time at Tennessee Tech which plays in a hugely competitive league. I can’t wait to see her impact our current and future Tigers on and off the pitch.

It should be a useful addition to the staff after a tumultuous offseason in Colombia. Pingeton and his program need a statement a year after the disappointing end to 2021-22, and James looks set to help.



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The team celebrates a historic season and presents awards at a banquet https://tomcosgrave.com/the-team-celebrates-a-historic-season-and-presents-awards-at-a-banquet/ Sun, 08 May 2022 01:57:58 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/the-team-celebrates-a-historic-season-and-presents-awards-at-a-banquet/ Gymnastics | 07/05/2022 20:48:00 History links The University of Minnesota gymnastics program held its annual team banquet on Saturday where they celebrated the 2022 season and presented postseason awards. Minnesota’s season was highlighted with individual and team accolades and ended with a sixth-place finish—the best in program history—at the NCAA Championships. The […]]]>

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The University of Minnesota gymnastics program held its annual team banquet on Saturday where they celebrated the 2022 season and presented postseason awards.

Minnesota’s season was highlighted with individual and team accolades and ended with a sixth-place finish—the best in program history—at the NCAA Championships. The Gophers introduced the NCAA All-Americans Lexy Ramler, Ona Loper, mya hooten and Hannah Willmarth this year and also beat 198 as a team for the very first time.

Ramler was named a finalist for the Honda Sport Award, while Loper was a finalist for the prestigious AAI Award. Minnesota recorded its best six team rushing scores this year and the three different individuals – Hooten, Loper and Ramler – combined to record six perfect 10s last season.

Minnesota’s banquet was held at Huntington Bank Stadium and plenty of awards were handed out as the Gophers closed the chapter of their most historic season.

The coaching staff presented six awards at the banquet:

Most Helpful Co-Artist: Lexy Ramler and Ona Loper

First year of the year: Marissa Jencks

Improved co-plus: Gianna Gerdes and Emilie Koch

Teammates of the year: Abbie Nylin and mya hooten

Mariam Award: Hall Remlinger and Hannah Willmarth
This award is named after Mariam Pourshoushtari, a former Gopher gymnast who survived meningitis. His perseverance is a testament to what it means to devote all of one’s personal resources and willpower to accomplishing something. This honor is given to gymnasts who, according to the coaches, have done everything possible to be at their best.

Visionary Leadership Award: Ella Sirjord
This is a new award this year, and it is given because the past few years have showcased incredible talent outside of the gym from members of the program. Starting with Mary Korlin Downs and continue with Ella Sirjordthe team’s dynamic brand was brought to life with extraordinary vision, compelling content and dynamic storytelling.

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Liverpool coaches firmly believe the 25-year-old will improve further https://tomcosgrave.com/liverpool-coaches-firmly-believe-the-25-year-old-will-improve-further/ Thu, 05 May 2022 09:20:00 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/liverpool-coaches-firmly-believe-the-25-year-old-will-improve-further/ Liverpool coaching staff expect Luis Diaz to continue to improve as he settles into club life. It depends Athleticismwho claim there is a “strong belief” among the coaches that he has yet to reach his peak. Staff believe Diaz is ‘just getting started’ at Liverpool and will continue to improve. Diaz was brilliant against Villarreal […]]]>

Liverpool coaching staff expect Luis Diaz to continue to improve as he settles into club life.

It depends Athleticismwho claim there is a “strong belief” among the coaches that he has yet to reach his peak.

Staff believe Diaz is ‘just getting started’ at Liverpool and will continue to improve.

Diaz was brilliant against Villarreal on Tuesday night. But the example is given that he could have actually scored even more than the only goal he managed.

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Diaz announces himself

There has been near universal acclaim for Diaz since joining the Reds in January. His arrival was the catalyst for Liverpool to end the season incredibly strong, with four trophies still possible.

That acclaim peaked on Tuesday night when he played a significant role in guiding Liverpool to the Champions League final.

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However, there is certainly still room for improvement from the flying Colombian.

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Still a lot to work on

Jurgen Klopp explained how, with games coming so quickly, he preferred to let Diaz play his natural game. With little time to work on tactical ideas, it seemed to work like a charm.

But as pre-season approaches, Klopp will be keen to dig deeper into what is expected of his player both in and out of possession.

Diaz seems deft defensively, but the manager has spoken before about improving that aspect of his game. He also tends to hold onto the ball a bit too long in the final third.

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These are minor details, however. They will surely be ironed out as Diaz works more with his new teammates and coaches.

For now, we should just enjoy the electricity and unpredictability he brought to Liverpool. Without him, the Reds might still have been fighting on all fronts.

But with him, they have a much better chance of accomplishing their impossible mission.

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Longtime Midland and Dow coach Larry Kastl enters Hall of Fame https://tomcosgrave.com/longtime-midland-and-dow-coach-larry-kastl-enters-hall-of-fame/ Tue, 03 May 2022 05:04:28 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/longtime-midland-and-dow-coach-larry-kastl-enters-hall-of-fame/ Note: This is the first in a series of eight stories about this year’s inductees into the Midland County Sports Hall of Fame. To purchase tickets for the induction ceremony, go to https://cityofmidlandmi.gov/halloffame. Larry Kastl will be inducted into the Midland County Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2020 at […]]]>

Note: This is the first in a series of eight stories about this year’s inductees into the Midland County Sports Hall of Fame. To purchase tickets for the induction ceremony, go to https://cityofmidlandmi.gov/halloffame.

Larry Kastl will be inducted into the Midland County Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2020 at a ceremony and banquet to be held at the Dow Diamond on June 11, beginning at 6 p.m.

Kastl graduated from Midland High in 1969 after earning team MVP honors for the Chemics state champion football team in 1968, and he later began coaching in 1973 after returning to Midland to teach football. English and serve as an assistant football coach under Bob Stoppert.


Kastl was Midland’s offensive line coach for 10 years, during which time he worked alongside big names such as Oscar Hahn, Gary Jozwiak and Frank Altimore. In 1983, Kastl began teaching at Dow High, where he also began coaching the Chargers offensive line under head coach Altimore. He also coached junior college and then college baseball at Jefferson Middle School in the 1980s.

In 1991, Kastl returned to Midland High and joined the Chemics football coaching staff, a position he held until 2007. During this time, Kastl began coaching basketball at Northeast Middle School before coaching boys’ freshman basketball, girls’ JV basketball. , and freshman women’s basketball at Midland High.

Kastl was named Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year in 1999, and in 2015 he was inducted into the MHSFCA Hall of Fame. After retiring from Midland Public Schools, Kastl served as an assistant football coach at Meridian for six years and at Elk Rapids for two years.

Most recently, Kastl coached his grandson’s seventh-grade football team in Ortonville, and he plans to conclude his 45-year-old coaching career this fall by coaching his grandson’s eighth-grade team. .

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The playoffs are all that remains to prove to Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe https://tomcosgrave.com/the-playoffs-are-all-that-remains-to-prove-to-leafs-coach-sheldon-keefe/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 21:32:03 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/the-playoffs-are-all-that-remains-to-prove-to-leafs-coach-sheldon-keefe/ When the Maple Leafs posed for their annual team photo on Wednesday, Sheldon Keefe could appreciate the moment. The head coach, in his third year with the team, was finishing his first full 82-game season behind the bench, with COVID shortening the previous two. Keefe and his team were completing a regular season schedule in […]]]>

When the Maple Leafs posed for their annual team photo on Wednesday, Sheldon Keefe could appreciate the moment.

The head coach, in his third year with the team, was finishing his first full 82-game season behind the bench, with COVID shortening the previous two. Keefe and his team were completing a regular season schedule in which the team had set franchise records for wins and points, and many players had set personal bests.

“It’s special to be able to coach the Leafs,” Keefe said as his team prepared for another shot at getting out of the first round of the playoffs. “Whatever the team behind you has accomplished, it’s something special.

“But this group in particular has given me a lot to be proud of for the work they’ve done to get to this point. To be in, in my opinion, the most competitive division in the NHL and to be in the first round of playoffs with home advantage is a testament to the work the group has put in. So it’s nice to sit there (for the team photo), but we’d love to have another team photo, when all will be said and done, with some trophies there.

The Leafs finished the season with the best power play in the NHL, avoiding last year’s slump when the team was among the worst in the second half of the schedule. They led the league with 13 shorthanded goals. And, for a team that wanted to be tougher to play against than previous editions, the Leafs addressed a number of key issues: better puck decisions, cleaner play in the defensive zone and more physical play. Trades from Ilya Lyubushkin, Mark Giordano and Colin Blackwell helped this latest deal.

Keefe was also able to build his coaching staff during the offseason, adding assistants Spencer Carbery and Dean Chynoweth, and point coach Greg Harden.

Now is the time to prove that all additions and milestones are part of a legitimate team competing in the post-season.

“Well, I think I know my team and my players a lot better,” Keefe said recently. “Each experience you go through allows you to change course…but also to press buttons and push in certain ways. Players understand why you’re doing it because of what you’ve been through, and they know what they’re focusing on.

“The coaching staff has also changed. All the coaches I’ve worked with since I’ve been here are excellent in their own way. This season, with Dave Hakstol leaving Seattle, I had the opportunity to come out and really go through the process here to really select my coaching staff. I think our staff are very efficient and we really like the way we came together and how everyone handled their responsibilities. All of these things will make me, as a coach, feel much more prepared.

Although the work never stops, it is believed that the team is ready to take the next step.

“I’m pretty confident in our team’s ability to stay focused and play through anything,” Keefe said. “We want to be aggressive and we have to be physical ourselves. For the most part, our team is focused and disciplined. We play tough and competitive… we want to be starters that way, but we also need to be a team that’s comfortable playing with that physique, and it’s going to intensify even further. So we have to get comfortable and I think we’re ready to play through that.

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QB Ryan ‘like a coach’ helping bring young Colts receivers https://tomcosgrave.com/qb-ryan-like-a-coach-helping-bring-young-colts-receivers/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 04:33:00 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/qb-ryan-like-a-coach-helping-bring-young-colts-receivers/ The new quarterback is “essentially like a coach there” working with his teammates in the offseason program, according to offensive coordinator Marcus Brady. INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts are hard at work this week, both on and off the field. Have you ever started a new job, in a new city with all the new […]]]>

The new quarterback is “essentially like a coach there” working with his teammates in the offseason program, according to offensive coordinator Marcus Brady.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts are hard at work this week, both on and off the field.

Have you ever started a new job, in a new city with all the new colleagues? This is quarterback Matt Ryan’s world right now.

(Note: The video in the player above is a report from 13Sports on the team’s return to Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center for the offseason program.)

After 14 years in Atlanta, Ryan is going through his first offseason program in Indianapolis. For the past two weeks or so, he’s been using the weather to throw to wide receivers, trying to work out timing and trends with each.

He also met with the attacking coaching staff to learn and help adapt the playbook. What’s great about having Ryan in the building is the wealth of experience he brings after almost a decade and a half in the NFL.

Offensive coordinator Marcus Brady told 13Sports that Ryan is basically like a coach, helping grow young receivers.

“Our guys, our young guys, are excited about that because when they’re able to throw, we can’t get out there on the pitch right now, so he’s able to go out there and coaching those guys and cleaning up a few things for those guys, so it definitely helps those guys,” Brady said.

“These guys are young for sure, but their attitude, their energy, their sense of professionalism for young players is really good,” Ryan said. “I was impressed with them.”

RELATED: Colts Players and Coaches Return for Offseason Schedule

This time together is precious to build chemistry before the start of the season. And while the players are working, the front office is also busy preparing for the draft.

General manager Chris Ballard, head coach Frank Reich, scouts and other key voices will gather in the war room, ready to add the next generation of rookies to the team.

RELATED: Colts brace for limited draft opportunities, hoping to keep fans excited with freebies

As it stands, the Colts don’t have a first-round pick. They traded him for Carson Wentz last year. Indianapolis won’t be on the clock until Friday unless they decide to trade.

They have seven picks right now, starting with the 42nd overall pick at the start of the second round.

The team has several needs, especially at the level of the wide receiver and the depth on the offensive line. They also worked on a handful of the best quarterbacks in the draft, so they could potentially take a quarterback to develop for the future after Ryan.

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Courtney Eldridge, Iowa men’s basketball player, promoted to assistant coach https://tomcosgrave.com/courtney-eldridge-iowa-mens-basketball-player-promoted-to-assistant-coach/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 22:11:54 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/courtney-eldridge-iowa-mens-basketball-player-promoted-to-assistant-coach/ Eldridge previously served as the Hawkeyes’ video coordinator and director of player recruiting and development since joining the program in 2017. Shivansh Ahuja Teams gather during a timeout during a men’s basketball game between Iowa and Wisconsin at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, March 7, 2021. The Hawkeyes, celebrating senior day, defeated the Badgers, 77 -73. […]]]>

Eldridge previously served as the Hawkeyes’ video coordinator and director of player recruiting and development since joining the program in 2017.

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Teams gather during a timeout during a men’s basketball game between Iowa and Wisconsin at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, March 7, 2021. The Hawkeyes, celebrating senior day, defeated the Badgers, 77 -73.


Iowa Men’s Basketball announced Monday that Director of Recruitment and Player Development Courtney Eldridge has been promoted to assistant coach.

Eldridge will fill the position vacated by Billy Taylor, who left Iowa for a head coaching job with Elon.

Eldridge has been on the Iowa staff since 2017, first as the Hawkeyes’ video coordinator. The 41-year-old was promoted to Director of Recruitment and Player Development in 2019.

Eldridge specialized in film breakdowns, player development edits, and assisted the coaching staff with statistical data and analysis as the Hawkeyes’ video coordinator.

“I am grateful to [head coach Fran] McCaffery and [athletic director] Gary Barta for this opportunity,” Eldridge said in a statement. “I have been in Iowa City for six years and I know how special this community and this program is. I am thrilled to mentor the student-athletes in our program.

Eldridge first met McCaffery at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 1998. McCaffery, who coached the UNC-Greensboro basketball team from 1998 to 2005, coached Eldridge from 1998 to 2002. Eldridge then played over 12 years of professional basketball overseas before returning to the United States to begin coaching.

“I have had a relationship with Courtney for a long time,” McCaffery said in a statement. “He played for me at UNCG, was part of my team and has a great relationship with our players. He is a tireless worker, has great character and experience that will benefit our program.

Eldridge’s previous coaching experience includes coaching boys’ basketball at East Boston High School and Saint Joseph Prep School in Brighton, Massachusetts.

The Iowa men’s basketball program has yet to announce plans to hire a new director of player recruitment and development.

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WATCH: Bo Calvert on UCLA defensive coaching staff, focus on communication https://tomcosgrave.com/watch-bo-calvert-on-ucla-defensive-coaching-staff-focus-on-communication/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 20:39:59 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/watch-bo-calvert-on-ucla-defensive-coaching-staff-focus-on-communication/ UCLA football defenseman Bo Calvert spoke to reporters after the Bruins’ spring presentation at Drake Stadium on Saturday morning. Calvert spoke about changes to the defensive coaching staff, the impact of the Murphy twins on the edges and his responsibilities as a veteran in terms of communication. BO CALVERT New coaches, new faces together? Yeah, […]]]>

UCLA football defenseman Bo Calvert spoke to reporters after the Bruins’ spring presentation at Drake Stadium on Saturday morning. Calvert spoke about changes to the defensive coaching staff, the impact of the Murphy twins on the edges and his responsibilities as a veteran in terms of communication.

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Former Sooners eagerly await Oklahoma spring game homecoming https://tomcosgrave.com/former-sooners-eagerly-await-oklahoma-spring-game-homecoming/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 11:56:57 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/former-sooners-eagerly-await-oklahoma-spring-game-homecoming/ The 2021-22 Oklahoma team, players and coaches will be vastly different from any Sooners team in recent memory. After an offseason of change, there will be unfamiliar faces all over the field. Although the new head coach Brent Venables spent 13 years with the Sooners, a lot has changed since he left. With all the […]]]>

The 2021-22 Oklahoma team, players and coaches will be vastly different from any Sooners team in recent memory. After an offseason of change, there will be unfamiliar faces all over the field.

Although the new head coach Brent Venables spent 13 years with the Sooners, a lot has changed since he left. With all the misunderstanding surrounding the program, it is clear that current staff want to return to the old ways of the program. Starting with the spring game, it looks like former players spending time at Norman will be the new normal.

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Michigan QB’s 2022 five-star target discusses Michigan interest, conversations with Harbaugh, Weiss, McCarthy https://tomcosgrave.com/michigan-qbs-2022-five-star-target-discusses-michigan-interest-conversations-with-harbaugh-weiss-mccarthy/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 21:31:44 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/michigan-qbs-2022-five-star-target-discusses-michigan-interest-conversations-with-harbaugh-weiss-mccarthy/ Five-star 2024 quarterback Julian Sayin (Carlsbad, Calif.) had an unofficial visit to Ann Arbor last week — Sayin visited Michigan’s coaching staff and facetime head coach Jim Harbaugh, who was at the Masters. Maize n Brew spoke with Sayin about his visit to Michigan, and he said “the visit was great”. “They definitely take pride […]]]>

Five-star 2024 quarterback Julian Sayin (Carlsbad, Calif.) had an unofficial visit to Ann Arbor last week — Sayin visited Michigan’s coaching staff and facetime head coach Jim Harbaugh, who was at the Masters.

Maize n Brew spoke with Sayin about his visit to Michigan, and he said “the visit was great”.

“They definitely take pride of place in my recruiting,” Sayin said.

Sayin describes himself as a very accurate QB with a high football IQ, he said he can make running plays and improvise.

Sayin had a good chat with offensive co-coordinator/quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss, who got into the scheme and what he likes about Sayin’s skill set. “I was able to sit down and talk the ball with Coach Weiss and really enjoyed it,” Sayin said. “Talking about scheme and how I would fit into their offense.”

Weiss told Sayin he liked his style of play and felt his high school offense, which runs a professional style and sometimes goes under center, would translate well to Michigan’s scheme.

Sayin was lucky enough to watch the Michigan 2021 game film and he’s a fan of how the offense attacks. “I like what they do. They protect their quarterback and organize their shots well,” Sayin said.

Sayin noted that Jim Harbaugh said Sayin was a priority for the program. “He was very sincere and really honest,” Sayin said. “He said he wanted to be my main scout. I look forward to continuing our relationship.

Sayin said he plans to get back with Harbaugh after he completes his touring list. Sayin recently met Michigan, Georgia, Notre Dame and Ole Miss, and also plans to visit Texas, Texas A&M and Florida in the near future.

While Sayin isn’t in a rush to make a commitment decision, he said Michigan is one of the schools that stands out, in part because of the program’s culture — which became evident when Weiss introduced Sayin. to quarterback JJ McCarthy, who Sayin called “really cool.”

“We talked for a few minutes, and he had really good things to say about the program and the coaching staff,” Sayin said. “Even Coach Weiss was saying how different the culture in that room was just and I definitely saw that.”

We’ll see where Sayin’s recruiting ends up, but as things stand, Sayin has enjoyed his time in Ann Arbor. “I loved it especially since it was my first time going there,” Sayin said. “Ann Arbor was awesome and I enjoyed my stay there.”

The 6-foot-1 Sayin is the No. 7 prospect overall in the Class of 2024 and the No. 2 quarterback nationally according to 247 Sports.

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