Friday, February 03, 2017

Elsewhere In Coaching News . . .

Still no puff of smoke above Floren Varsity House signaling the hiring of three new football assistants (although it is widely believed that at least two of them are ready to go).

That said, there's news about former Dartmouth coaches on the Internet today.
The Penn website formally introduces former Big Green tight ends/tackles coach Kyle Metzler as its new TE coach HERE. Metzler, a Yale grad and former Bulldog standout, was on the staff at Dartmouth from 2012 through last fall. Find his Dartmouth bio HERE.
James Perry, the innovative former Princeton offensive coordinator who did a short coaching stint at Dartmouth after a record-setting career as a Brown quarterback is the subject of a story in the Brown Daily Herald after taking the head coaching job at Bryant.
No official word yet out of Cornell but former Dartmouth running backs coach Chad Nice has accepted the same position at his alma mater after two seasons in Hanover.
FootballScoop reports that Matt Smiley, a member of Buddy Teevens' original staff when he made his return to Dartmouth, has been named assistant special teams coach for the Buffalo Bills. Smiley was most recently a special teams coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Former Dartmouth wide receiver Ryan McManus gets a mention in a Wall Street Journal story under the snarky headline, How to Serve a Suspension Like Tom Brady.

Dartmouth celebrated the dedication of the Wielgus Lounge in the basketball office complex of the Berry Center with a luncheon for 250 at the Hanover Inn Saturday afternoon. Legendary (yes, that's the right term) former women's basketball coach Chris Wielgus was the guest of honor and gave one of the most inspiring (and certainly the most entertaining) speeches I've ever heard by anyone associated with Dartmouth athletics.

There's a five-minute video highlight from the luncheon (and halftime celebration of that night's game) HERE. Here's hoping the full speech is available somewhere because it is essentially an oral history of women's sports, not just at Dartmouth but in the country.