Here’s an observation about Butts-Mehre I never thought I’d have a reason to share: life comes at you fast.
Georgia is replacing one national championship-winning track and field coach with another.
Caryl Smith Gilbert, Southern Cal’s director of track and field, is moving from the Pac-12 to the SEC to take over as head coach for the Bulldogs.
She guided the USC women’s team to two NCAA outdoor championships including capturing this season’s title on Saturday in Eugene, Ore.
It’s the first head coaching hire for first-year athletic director Josh Brooks who also will be picking a successor for longtime softball coach Lu Harris-Champer who retired on June 6.
The move comes a day after Petros Kyprianou’s time as Georgia coach ended. The school officially announced Kyprianou was leaving Sunday morning and announced his replacement more than an hour later. [Emphasis added.]
Yes, I know the writing had been on the wall for a while now, but an hour? Sixty freakin’ minutes? To hire a coach who won a natty the day before?
That’s about as un-McGarity a sequence of events as I could possibly imagine. Except I’m not imagining it. The only thing that could make this even more perfect would be to discover the school didn’t waste forty grand on a search firm.
Yeah, I may be starting to warm towards this Josh Brooks fellow.