Professor, I did not say they would not stop supporting. I suggested that they should. I know how our fans are. We support like no other HBCU. Just suggesting.
By the way when we had the 27 game losing streak it was more fun and entertaining to watch Aggie basketball than it is now.
We got to get the Administration's attention some way to get our point across that we want change. Maybe we should all wear "Brown" bags to the home games. That will get some attention. What you think?
Post by The Professor on Dec 14, 2011 0:32:13 GMT -5
You guys kill me. Eaves ain't Phil Jackson but he is keeping his nose clean. His kids graduate and he brings in enough money for basketball and some of the Olympic sports.
Dude was just voted District coach of the year. He's not going anywhere. Get him some more resources...... Didn't he just get a 2nd assistant coach. A&T is low balling the program. And we all know you get what you pay for
He show ain't Phil Jackson, no doubt. I admit he is a good family man. I really like him as a person but not as a coach. It is a myth as to how many kids really graduate from his program. All coaches now days in Division I HBCU schools generate money from playing money games. That ain't nothing new. All of them do it. Even the white mid major schools are doing it. So, don't try to tout that. No one knows how in the hell he got any kind of an award that year or any other year. It is not about the resources. It is about coaching techniques. If you can coach you can coach. His players never improve to the point where they can win the big one. He ruined Coleman. That guy was wasted for 3.5 years. I think our past baseball coach and track coach did really well for the money they were paid. Their programs were not funded to the fullest and they produced.
What are you, Eaves agent or something. He's going to leave sooner rather than later and you can count on that, unless you are Chancellor Martin. Wake up man and face reality.
Post by The Professor on Dec 14, 2011 2:08:11 GMT -5
His agent, haha. I just remember Curtis "Wide Legs " Hunter and i know it could be worse. A lot worse.
His APR don't lie my friend. And the program is over the NCAA limit so i'm cool with it.
Baseball produced alright and what did he get for it nothing. He begged and begged for scholarship money for pitchers. When Broadway got here and they increased the football budget by 300K , he said screw this and left.
We all know Space was producing and i don't know how. But we won't get there again , in a while.
And when Eaves leaves, whomever the next coach is will be at min of 150 to 160 K per year. Where is that extra money coming from
Post by The Professor on Dec 14, 2011 2:08:57 GMT -5
NC A&T's Eaves named District 15 Coach of the Year
May 13, 2009
GREENSBORO, – The North Carolina A&T men’s basketball team has improved each year it has been under the guidance of Jerry Eaves. He was awarded for the Aggies improvement during the 2008-09 season by being named the 2009 National Association of Basketball Coaches District 15 Coach of the Year.
Eaves led the Aggies to a 16-16 record this season; marking the first time the Aggies have not finished below .500 since the 1994-95 season when the Aggies were 15-15. The Aggies’ 16 wins were the most put together by the program since the 1993-94 season when the Aggies went 16-14.
“I really want to thank my players for working so hard,’’ said Eaves. “I want to thank North Carolina A&T for giving me my first head coaching opportunity. It has been a tremendous honor for me over the last six years to be the head coach of an historic program.” When Eaves was hired as N.C. A&T’s head coach, the Aggies were coming off of a 1-26 season. In each year Eaves has headed the program, the team has either improved or matched its win total from the previous season. Only Morgan State and Hampton have more overall wins over the last three years than N.C. A&T’s 46 victories.
The 2008-09 season saw the Aggies finish 16-16 overall and 9-7 in the MEAC. The Aggies finished above .500 in the conference for the third straight season. It is the first time that has happened since it was done from 1992-95.
In the month of February, the Aggies went 8-0. Their eight consecutive wins was the longest winning streak in 18 seasons. Eaves will enter his seventh season as the Aggies head coach. It is the third longest coaching tenure among active MEAC men’s basketball coaches.
”I’m glad my peers noticed how much this program has grown over the last six years,’’ said Eaves. “Hopefully, we can continue to grow, win a MEAC Championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament. That’s the goal.” Located in Kansas, Mo., the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Today, the NABC has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. The 24 NABC Division I All-District coaches were selected by their peers. District 15 consists of MEAC schools.
Post by aggieblackie on Dec 14, 2011 2:12:49 GMT -5
Professor. Be realistic and quit trying to defend a failed program. Eaves has carried our program as far as he could. I want to thank him for that. However, it is time for a change. We need new blood. We need someone who can inspire, coach, recruit, kick butt and take names in the won - lost columns. Our program lacks that.
The person who was responsible for extending his last contract is no longer with us. That is proof that he did not know what he was doing. You are suppose to be rewarded in the coaching field only when you are an outstanding producer. He has not produced and he never will.
Time for a change Professor. Eaves is a nice guy. Give him a job some place on campus if he wants it. But we need a new a$$ basketball coach. NOW!!
Post by aggieblackie on Dec 14, 2011 2:23:34 GMT -5
Hey Professor don't worry about where the money will come from. Mr. Hilton said it was his job to find it. I believe he will. I believe he will find a new coach also - after this season is over. Coaches are hired to be fired and that is a fact. Eaves time is now and not later. It won't be any hard feelings. It's just part of the coaching system. He knows that and he knows his time is near. Real near.
To get a proven coach we will probably need to pay him double what we are paying Eaves. You think Hilton is able to find or want to pay out that kind of money? A new coach is going to at least want to be paid more than what Bibbs is making. Where is this money going to come from?