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Friday, May 25, 2012

Pearsall to be inducted into Cradle of Coaches...Harrington headed to South Dakota...


-Sandy Pearsall to be inducted to Miami Cradle of Coaches Association

-Ex-WBB Harrington headed to South Dakota

Miami University (OH) has the nickname "the Cradle of Coaches" because of the many coaches in numerous sports that got their start with the RedHawks and went on to bigger jobs and national recognition.

The names Weeb Eubank, Woody Hayes, Paul Brown, Bill Mallory, Walter Alston and Ara Parseghian are just a few of the many individuals who used Miami as a proving ground before becoming highly noted and respected coaches in football, baseball and other sports. 

Add Sandy Pearsall to that august and distinguished fraternity. 

She and four other inductees will be the 2012-13 class and honored during Miami's football game vs. Massachusetts on Saturday, Sept 22 before being inducted during a dinner that evening. 

The Cradle of Coaches Association was established in 1971 to acknowledge the role Miamians have played in establishing Miami University as the Cradle of Coaches.

Coach Pearsall spent six years (1992-98) as the head softball coach of the RedHawks. At Miami, she coached nine All-MAC players and 16 Academic All-MAC students. She left the Oxford, Ohio school to begin Louisville softball from scratch. In her thirteen years as Cardinal skipper, she is 506-261 and taken the Cards to nine straight NCAA appearances. She and the staff were the BIG EAST Softball Coaches of the Year in the 2012 season and she has led Louisville to five conference titles in C-USA and the BIG EAST.

Congratulations, Sandy! 

Keep on, keeping on...


Former Louisville WBB player Polly Harrington is on the move again. She's leaving Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS. to play ball and attend classes at the University of South Dakota.

South Dakota women's basketball coach Ryun Williams had this to sign about Polly: 

"Polly is a really neat young lady and a player with a very good skill set. She is a very physical and strong player inside and also has a great feel for playing on the perimeter. Her versatility will fit in nicely with our system. Polly comes from one of the best junior colleges in the country and she has been extremely well-coached during her time at JCCC."

She joins four other players as Coyote recruits for the 2012-13 season. USD was 23-8 last year and got to the second round of the WNIT before losing to Colorado. She'll have two year of eligibility with the Coyotes.  

Four days ago, Williams announced he was leaving the Coyotes and taking the head coaching job at Colorado State.


Walton is a 6'2" forward
Jody Demling is reporting on his Courier-Journal recruiting blog that 2013 WBB signee Cortnee Walton and her parents will leave from Carefree, AZ and travel to Springfield, MO to meet up with fellow 2013 WBB signee Megan Deines and her family for a few days before the girls head to Louisville. 

Deines is a 5'11" guard
Seems they've become fast friends since they decided to attend Louisville. Deines visited Walton earlier this year in Arizona. 

They join a Cardinal WBB squad that looks to be the deepest, most talented and skilled since Angel and Candyce's senior season. 

Hoops are less than six months away. The girls are working hard with individual instructions, conditioning, strengthening, pick up games and some are attending summer classes as well.

You can read Jody's article about the Missouri Express that'll be steamrolling into the Derby City on his blog site at the Courier-Journal.   


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