Strasburg Head Coaching position

Considering previous years, I believe he showed the passion and had kids and community supporting the program.
I don't think you put a timeline on success but do think you put a timeline on improvement which will lead to success
 
I would think the pay isn’t as good either at Strasburg. Unless he’s going to some admin position, etc. Definitely a head scratcher.
 
With Greens departure, is JV coach capable of taking control of program.
Sounds like Green had program on the move.
Were there any internal issues with parents that may have made his decision easier.
Some times when younger talented players pass upperclassman can cause a strife.
Hopefully Rich Hart takes it until they can put together a proper search. He coached on the staff as a varsity assistant and was a head coach in Minerva and had some very good teams. He also was a head coach at Salem. He has a lot of experience and success as a head coach and is a Minerva grad. He did retire as a head coach so I don't know if he wants the headache of being a head coach again but some feel it won't be a step backwards if he takes it.
 
Strasburg takes great pride in their basketball (really good community support)...they usually have a winning record...but figure for the last 20 years...the only two teams that have been consistently coming out of the D4 east district is Hiland and Malvern. Both in the Inter-Valley Conference.

Does that matter?...not sure.

Feel free to define 'tradition' how you want.
The Minerva fan base for basketball is as good as anyone around. Both the students and community support are pretty loyal and loud. I cannot think of a reason how this move will better his career. Maybe he just feels this is better place to raise his family and if that's the case, good for him.
I make it to around 5 home games per year and Strasburg can look forward to a relentless defense and winning some games with defense and a very hard working coach. His players and teams play hard..
 
does he have any kids? any basketball players? I think Strasburg has a couple good girls bball classes coming up soon. Does that make a difference for him? a decent D4 girls program can get pretty far in the tourney I would think.
 
Any truth to him getting pushed out of Minerva? just wondering if any truth to it. Spoke to a local coach this week and this move to step down was not a surprise and almost expected by some.
 
I spoke to an adult inside the Minerva program a couple of weeks ago and I didn't get that impression. Not disputing what you wrote; just that my source didn't give me a sense that there was any problem.
 
Def not a problem at all... they loved what Green did with the program and were very shocked it happened. took a program that was winning 4-5 games per year for multiple years before arrival and they have won double digit games in 5 of last 6 seasons I believe. Minerva athletics has not done well recently in team sports but boys basketball has been a steady and very competitive program for last 7 seasons under Green. He will be missed and Strasburg got a really good one imo and in the opinion of many of the minerva faithful.
 
Good to hear and good to know. Glad it was misinformation and another coach wasnt the victim of an unhappy parent. I am sure both programs will keep winning.
 
Def not a problem at all... they loved what Green did with the program and were very shocked it happened. took a program that was winning 4-5 games per year for multiple years before arrival and they have won double digit games in 5 of last 6 seasons I believe. Minerva athletics has not done well recently in team sports but boys basketball has been a steady and very competitive program for last 7 seasons under Green. He will be missed and Strasburg got a really good one imo and in the opinion of many of the minerva faithful.
People are shocked and The rumors are going be expected due this move, it just doesn't make any sense to most. I heard that he has been waiting to coach a talented team like this Minerva squad for several years and he didn't hide it. He told everyone that was very excited about the upcoming season and looking forward to competing for a league title the next 3 years. He did an excellent job in Minerva and was well respected. However, for him to take a job in Strasburg this late with one of Minerva' most talented teams doesn't make sense so there will obviously be a lot of rumors. Perhaps he just wanted a new challenge or just didn't think Minerva was the right place for him to raise his family? I really don't know what happened or why he left but he did do a very good job in Minerva and Strasburg is getting a good, hardworking coach. He will do well there unless he finds a new challenge or a better opportunity and leaves there too.

I can tell you that the Minerva job should not be hard to fill with the talent they have coming back the next 3 years.
 
per Max Prep...he was 30-54 the last 4 seasons...I'm sure a few games are missing.

If his daughter is a baller...Strasburg is a good choice. Right now...their youth program is one of the strongest around. Along w/ Tusky Valley.

If she loves softball...even better decision.
 
From what I have heard, there is a little whiff of behind the scenes issues that arose with unhappy parents of late, but IMO the younger kids had to play last year. We have a chance to be over .500 for the first time in a while with this group, and a few years run of success. Despite not having many winning seasons (only time we won double figures were during 2 year run in 2016-18) over his nine years, Coach Green always had our boys prepared and played hard. I would assume Coach Hart would come back to steady the ship with a very late departure of our coach.
 
First off, it’s no secret that Minerva boys athletics are struggling the last decade . But boys basketball was always competitive with smaller and prob in most cases lesser athletes. And you are correct Mr Nov that Green always had them prepared and ready to go. Last year (according to the internet) they lost to a very good alliance team by 5 and 6 pts. And he had 5 double digit win seasons. 5 of the last 7 it looks like.
2017, 18, 21, 22, 23. Don’t know what Strasburg has coming but I don’t doubt he will squeeze the most out of each player. best of luck coach Green
 
First off, it’s no secret that Minerva boys athletics are struggling the last decade . But boys basketball was always competitive with smaller and prob in most cases lesser athletes. And you are correct Mr Nov that Green always had them prepared and ready to go. Last year (according to the internet) they lost to a very good alliance team by 5 and 6 pts. And he had 5 double digit win seasons. 5 of the last 7 it looks like.
2017, 18, 21, 22, 23. Don’t know what Strasburg has coming but I don’t doubt he will squeeze the most out of each player. best of luck coach Green
I agree- he always had the team ready to play and battled better teams. Strasburg will like him. He is a very good coach and leader and I liked him and wish him luck. It's still peculiar how quickly he left and the rumors are crazy but I just assume Strasburg is just a better situation for him.
 
Correct, we got to ten exactly the last 3 years but were sub 500 record wise. I keep forgetting we play more than 20 games now. I am showing my age. I hope the next guy is as patient as Coach Green was. I will miss him.
 
Minerva just hired Rich Hart, Minerva's winningest head coach of all time. This guy can coach and was on Green's staff last few years so he knows the kids. As much as I liked Green, this is a home run hire for the Lions. He can take this group to the next level.
 
Hart can coach, no doubt! but he has also been fortunate to come in at the right time(s). His first stint followed legendary coach Ray Davis leaving to become an administrator…the team was loaded for first 2-3 years! Now Green leaves him the best team in a long time at Minerva and should be decent for 2-3 years again!

I’d say good hire for the Lions. I’d also say good hire for the Tigers! If I were a betting man (and I’m not), I’d say Minerva has more success short term but Strasburg has more long term due to the hires
 
Hart can coach, no doubt! but he has also been fortunate to come in at the right time(s). His first stint followed legendary coach Ray Davis leaving to become an administrator…the team was loaded for first 2-3 years! Now Green leaves him the best team in a long time at Minerva and should be decent for 2-3 years again!

I’d say good hire for the Lions. I’d also say good hire for the Tigers! If I were a betting man (and I’m not), I’d say Minerva has more success short term but Strasburg has more long term due to the hires
It's not a competition between the 2 coaches, Green abandoned the program and the Lions were lucky enough to have found a highly qualified replacement in June. I do agree the Green will do well they if he doesn't leave there too. The million dollar question is - why did he leave??
Hart coached for a couple of decades and is the winningest coach in school history and not every one of those wins were because he was fortunate- he is a very good coach and a good man. So Minerva is extremely lucky to have someone like him to replace a coach that left the program this late. I hope Green has a great career there-- but it will never make sense to me - especially the way he and his wife "loved Minerva" and how excited he was for this team.
 
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Hart can coach, no doubt! but he has also been fortunate to come in at the right time(s). His first stint followed legendary coach Ray Davis leaving to become an administrator…the team was loaded for first 2-3 years! Now Green leaves him the best team in a long time at Minerva and should be decent for 2-3 years again!

I’d say good hire for the Lions. I’d also say good hire for the Tigers! If I were a betting man (and I’m not), I’d say Minerva has more success short term but Strasburg has more long term due to the hires
Little background on Hart's coaching career;

Hart coached the varsity Lions from 1992-2006, going 184-118 in that span and winning three league titles in what was then the Northeastern Buckeye Conference. He was named Ohio's Division II Coach of the Year for the 1993-94 season, when Minerva went 20-0 in the regular season.

After four years away, Hart returned to the varsity sideline for the 2010-11 season at Salem. He spent eight seasons with the Quakers, compiling a 96-96 record and two district final appearances.

Hart, who also coached at Upper Sandusky and Hardin Northern, owns a career record of 334-294 in 28 seasons as a head coach.

Hopefully Strasburg will allow Green to have that kind of career and hopefully Hart will has the same energy he coached with in the past.

Green took over for Pepper Locke who had a very similar record as Green at 70-102, 2 winning seasons and 1 league title. I think he coached 8 seasons.
 
Def not a problem at all... they loved what Green did with the program and were very shocked it happened. took a program that was winning 4-5 games per year for multiple years before arrival and they have won double digit games in 5 of last 6 seasons I believe. Minerva athletics has not done well recently in team sports but boys basketball has been a steady and very competitive program for last 7 seasons under Green. He will be missed and Strasburg got a really good one imo and in the opinion of many of the minerva faithful.
From what I am hearing there appears to be a problem.
 
Talked to a couple of Minerva people at a grad party. They thought the program has gotten better the last couple of years and should be pretty good this year. The coach wanted to go to a program where his daughter could play. I guess she's pretty good. And a school where he could help his daughter team.
I don't know anything about the Strasburg boys program, what do they have coming back???
 
Talked to a couple of Minerva people at a grad party. They thought the program has gotten better the last couple of years and should be pretty good this year. The coach wanted to go to a program where his daughter could play. I guess she's pretty good. And a school where he could help his daughter team.
I don't know anything about the Strasburg boys program, what do they have coming back???
Any word on when it will break or be reposted? sorry for the kids having to go through this.
I have heard so many rumors and I don't know what to believe so I choose not to believe anything out of respect to Green and anyone involved, until the facts are public. It just seemed so odd for him to leave Minerva like he did. Hopefully it all works out for everyone involved - whatever "it" is??
 
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