This is why I couldn't be an AD. I knew he from when I was a student broadcaster and she is a great person.
That said, losing to Georgia State (9th) at home and to South Alabama (5th) and Troy (8th) on the road really hurt. We are second in the conference if we win those games. The other thing to consider is how good would any of the other teams been if they had a blocker like Charmaine Whitmore to alter the opponents hitting game. We weren't a good passing or defensive team and our hitting was average. On top of that, there was little mental consistency. Many of the matches we lost were due to our hitting errors. In the Troy loss, we were within a point. The Trojans went on an eight-point run. In that time, they only scored two by their work. We had six hitting errors.
Is that coaching? I don't know, but it isn't up to me to decide. What I do know is after ten seasons, she is the only Maverick volleyball coach in our history to have a losing overall record.
And honestly, we made it to the championship game because Troy upset WKU. Had that not happened, we end it in the semi-finals. I know the eight seed upset them, but I just don't think we could have.