Former USC men’s volleyball coach Bill Ferguson has been hired as a women’s volleyball assistant coach at Cal State Los Angeles. Maybe I should start keeping a list of former USC coaches that get hired by Mike Garrett at Cal State L.A.
“I’ve known Cheryl as a player, coach and general manager for more than 20 years. She is a world-class talent,” Garrett said. “I came to Cal State L.A. to win national championships, and Cheryl has done just that. She knows how to get us to where we intend to go.”
“If I get a lot of interest, I’ll definitely (stay in the draft),” Jovanovic said this week.
But Jovanovic has another option: He could easily go to Europe and play pro basketball next year.
Why wouldn’t he return to USC? One coach at another school told me this week Jovanovic might worry USC coach Andy Enfield will feature Bennie Boatwright and Chimezie Metu more next season.
Pete Carroll received an honorary degree last year from USC. And last week, he delivered the commencement address for the business school at the Galen Center. Note USC president Max Nikias taking a picture with his phone at the beginning.
Here’s a Carroll excerpt: “I got fired five times (before coming to USC). Imagine that. When I arrived here, they didn’t just receive me with open arms. The media was on my butt. The fans were on my butt. The students didn’t know what to make it. If there had been twitter, facebook . . . it would have been unbearable.”
If I was Mike Garrett, I would have hired Cheryl Miller as the men’s coach at Cal State L.A. That would put the school on the map. Besides, Garrett’s experience hiring basketball coaches lately revolves around former USC basketball managers.
It hasn’t been announced yet but Cheryl Miller is the new women’s basketball coach at Cal State Los Angeles. I mentioned two weeks ago that Mike Garett wanted to hire her. I’ve heard Henry Bibby told Garrett no thanks to coaching the men’s team.
This is actually a picture of the Oregon coaching staff in 1967. Former USC coach John Robinson, former USC assistant/Cal and Arizona State coach Bruce Snyder and San Francisco 49ers coach George Seifert are all on the staff. Ask yourself what USC staff in the past 15 years could produce three “successful” head coaches. That means don’t try to say Lane Kiffin, Steve Sarkisian, Nick Holt and Ed Orgeron became head coaches.