It is worth noting USC announced Mick Haley’s departure as women’s volleyball coach on a Saturday afternoon, a good time to get ignored with so many sports events taking place.
Mick Haley will not return as USC women’s volleyball coach, according to athletic director Lynn Swann. This was anticipated throughout the season as Swann keeps making changes to the lower-profile sports.
Swann has replaced the women’s basketball, rowing, women’s tennis and women’s volleyball coaches. Of course, he has yet to pull the trigger on a major sport (football, men’s basketball), which means no criticism over who he might hire.
“As we transition into the future of USC women’s volleyball, the outlook is strong,” Swann said in a statement. “The talent level is high both on our returning roster and with our incoming signees. We expect a new coach to build off of the success of this past season.”
Haley was 435-119 (.785) in 17 seasons (2001-17), with two NCAA championships (2002-03), six NCAA Final Four appearances and 17 consecutive NCAA Tournament berths.
Did you know Reggie Bush wasn’t already retired? Bush, 32, has not played with any team this season but made it official during remarks to the NFL Network.
“I’m done,” Bush said. “Yeah, I’m done. I said it. It’s not breaking news. I’ve been saying it. I said it all season long, I said, Listen, if I don’t play this year, I’m going to retire.”
Bush played 11 seasons and rushed for more than 1,000 yards twice. He won a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints in 2010.
Undefeated USC lost to No. 19-ranked Texas A&M, 75-74, tonight at the Galen Center. But this video is worth watching because it includes an impressive 46-point performance from freshman guard Chennedy Carter. She made 17 of 28 shots, including the game winner that is at the end of the video and definitely makes watching the entire video worthwhile.
.@ChennedyCarter rewrote the record book on Friday night.
— Aggie Women's Hoops (@AggieWBB) December 16, 2017