Friday, May 29, 2009

Not Quite 2 Weeks Ago, it was announced that Coach B's long-time Assistant Coach Erica Floyd was leaving for Louisiana to begin a new chapter in her life outside of coaching.

Today we learned that Assistant Coach Daron Park is also headed for Louisiana! This time, however, the move is coaching-related, as Coach Park will be moving up from Assistant Coach at Maryland to Associate Head Coach at Louisiana Tech University. At La Tech, Coach Park will be joining the staff of Head Coach (and former WNBA great) Teresa Weatherspoon. Congratulations to Coach Park on this exciting career move!

And speaking of exciting . . . a short time after the announcement of Coach Park's departure, Camille Powell reported in the Washington Post's Terrapin Insider that Dave Adkins has been hired to fill one of the two open Maryland positions!

If you've been staying current on your BasketCases reading, you should know Coach Adkins. Remember the Comcast video we posted earlier this month of Marissa Coleman working out with "practice players" (NBA Rookie of the Year) Kevin Durant, (Terps star) Greivis Vasquez and others? Well, the coach who was conducting the workout -- that was none other than Coach Dave Adkins! The very same.

It's clear from watching him at work in the video that Coach Adkins is someone who really knows how to get the most out of talented players -- like the ones he'll be working with at Maryland. Coach Adkins is also local to the DC area, having coached at DeMatha and Montrose Christian. His reputation and his ties to the community should also be assets to the Maryland program when it comes to recruiting in this very talent-rich DMV.

Welcome Coach Adkins!


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