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ranger43

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I can’t decide if our players are just selfish in their shot taking, or it’s the coaching. And don’t get me started on our defense as teams have driven the lane consistently against us throughout the year.
 

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we have had 3 opportunities to close the gap and blew it each time.
 

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Nice 3 by Jackson. Probably too little, too late.


Sure be glad when we get Coach Sue back.
 
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I know Brooke is a Lady Nole great, but I'm really looking forward to Coach Sue returning.


Lol, I just posted the same this about Coach Sue. I love Brooke and I don't totally blame her, it's been terrible circumstances with covid and new players, etc, but we need coach Sue to straighten this mess out. They don't play as a team. They are basically 5-9 individual players, each doing their own thing. They don't know their roles.
 
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I expect we will see some outgoing transfers announced in the coming weeks.

On the bright side, we have some talented freshman coming in. Gordon is the real deal and will make an immediate impact along with Timpson who gives me Ivey Slaughter vibes.

Not sure what happened with Nicoletti this season but she never seemed 100%.

Baldwin and Myers have work to do this offseason. Baldwin played slow and soft all season while Myers spent majority of her time on the bench. They should be further along than they are right now.
 

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@semispear hopefully Sammie isn't one of the transfers. Speaking of transfers I believe one of the pick ups last off season was a detriment to the team all season.
 

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I'm an optimist - I can live with them getting this far with the coaching and talent challenges. Not that 10 and going on 9 is good.

If recruiting rankings are correct we are swimming in talent. Coaching was poor this season.
 

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Certainly the team this season generally came across as a bunch of selfish former 4 and 5 star high school players Aside from Morgan Jones, I can't think of any of them who have progressed - some have gotten worse this year. Will the return of Coach Sue turn them around? After all, except for the point guard (who I guess could also return due to Covid), the good news is that they all return. The bad news is that they all return. I am not looking forward to seeing this team (I shudder to use that word) return, only to play play the same selfish way again next year if Sue can't turn them around.
 

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JOIN THE TEAM ONLINE THIS THURSDAY!
Don't miss the annual Women's Basketball Season Banquet presented this year online. Registration is FREE!

Thursday, April 1st at 7:00PM

Hear from the players and coaches, witness the annual awards presentation and honor our team as we celebrate our accomplishments from a season unlike any other.​


 
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Assistant Coach Joy McCarver has left FSU and is headed to Tennessee as an assistant coach. Hopefully we can get a quality replacement, someone who is a strong recruiter
 
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Perhaps the most important hire of Sue’s career coming up. Is it possible to hire a great recruiter, as well as a great tactician?
 
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Assistant Coach Joy McCarver has left FSU and is headed to Tennessee as an assistant coach. Hopefully we can get a quality replacement, someone who is a strong recruiter
It's hard to judge the impact of an assistant coach from the outside but I liked how Joy McCorvey was always very engaged during games, worlds better than JC Carter who came and left quietly almost like he was never here.
 
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Assistant Coach Joy McCarver has left FSU and is headed to Tennessee as an assistant coach. Hopefully we can get a quality replacement, someone who is a strong recruiter
JM has a brighter future than BW, a huge loss. Its Sue and Brooke, not sure that will ever get us over the hump to the elite like FSU soccer.
 
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Assistant Coach Joy McCarver has left FSU and is headed to Tennessee as an assistant coach. Hopefully we can get a quality replacement, someone who is a strong recruiter

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State Women’s Basketball Head Coach Sue Semrau has announced the addition of assistant coach Craig Carter to the Seminole coaching staff.

“It’s a privilege to be able to work with Coach Carter,” Semrau said. “He is a coach with integrity and extensive experience. He is “fluent” in the game of basketball having hands-on experience in every area. He is also versatile, having served in corporate America and as a teacher. As a former player at Rutgers, he understands the needs and the challenges of the athletes we coach.”

Carter brings a strong background to the Florida State coaching staff, spending the previous five seasons with Wisconsin women’s basketball, including the 2020-21 year as the team’s associate head coach.

The majority of his work was spent developing the Badger guards, helping sophomore Sydney Hilliard enjoy a strong season with 15.5 points and shooting 47.9 percent from the floor in 2020-21.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Carter made a name for himself in the men’s game both as a student-athlete and a coach. He served under some of the coaching staffs of current Iowa men’s basketball head coach Fran McCaffrey while he was a Director of Basketball Operations at UNC Greensboro in 2003 and as an assistant coach at Siena in the 2005-06 season.

Known as a top-notch recruiter who can also develop talent very well, Carter spent four seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater in Rutgers on the men’s side before returning to Siena for three more years. He also spent time coaching men’s basketball at Skidmore (N.Y.), Longwood and Cornell.

“I am thrilled and honored to be joining Coach Sue and her staff here at Florida State University,” Carter added. “When going through the interview process, people kept using the word “Superstar” to describe Coach Sue. Add that with Associate Head Coach Brooke Wyckoff, and the amazing job she did last season, and a star in the making in Assistant Coach Morgan Toles, I couldn’t have asked for a better situation than Florida State. I have learned in my 20 years of college coaching that working alongside quality people is as important as anything in this business. With the high level of success the program has achieved under Coach Sue, this opportunity is truly a blessing.”

While he was with Longwood in the 2014-15 season, he helped the Lancers reach the Big South Tournament semifinals after taking down the conference’s top seed Charleston Southern.

Carter joins an FSU program that is among only three percent of schools whom have made each of the last eight NCAA Tournaments, joining just nine other programs who share the streak.

The experienced coach knows the feeling of playing in the NCAA Tournament as he participated in the Big Dance with Rutgers in 1989 and 1991. He was a four-year letterwinner for the Scarlet Knights from 1987-91 and was a two-time team captain, earning an Atlantic-10 All-Tournament Team selection in 1989.

Carter will work with some of the FSU position groups while also handling a sizeable role in recruiting for the Seminoles.

His player development abilities have been evident over the years in both men’s and women’s sides. In the 2018-19 year, Wisconsin’s Marsha Howard earned second team All-Big Ten honors under his guidance, averaging 14.7 points. Fellow Badger teammate Cayla McMorris became a two-time Honorable Mention Big Ten performer under his watch as well in 2017 and 2018.

Carter also assisted with the development of notable Siena Alum Kenny Hasbrouck, who became one of the best players in program history with 1,917 career points and 248 steals.