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Report: Cornell coach turns down interview with Maryland

I am way late to the party on this one, but Cornell coach Jeff Tambroni has turned down the opportunity to interview for the head coaching vacancy at Maryland, according to Brian Delaney of the Ithaca Journal.

You can find the article here.

Tambroni has compiled a 109-40 record in 10 seasons with the Big Red and has guided the program to at least a share of eight consecutive Ivy League championships. Cornell has also advanced to the final four in three of the past four seasons.

Tambroni told Delaney that his roots in the Ithaca community and the upstate New York area proved too strong to ignore.

"It’s a great tradition down there, a great package with the compensation and coaching an extremely talented group of kids," Tambroni said. "When it came to Maryland versus Cornell, and this is no disrespect to Maryland, I think I’m in a good place here. There’s lots to be said for employee satisfaction. Our administration does a great job of taking care of our program. For me personally and my family, I think Maryland versus Cornell was made a little bit easier on our enjoyment of Ithaca and the people at Cornell."

With Syracuse women’s lacrosse coach and former Maryland women’s assistant coach Gary Gait pulling his name from consideration and Inside Lacrosse reporting that Bryant coach Mike Pressler has also opted out of the selection process, three of the Terps’ top choices are no longer on the board.

Posted by Edward Lee at 9:45 PM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Maryland


Tambroni does talk about his ties to the area, but did you notice his comments about feeling supported by the administration. Is he saying that he does not feel that he would be supported at MD? Finding a coach to replace Cottle is turning into a nightmare. The lacrosse coaching community is pretty tight group, and it looks like no one wants to take the job after the way Cottle was forced out.

Remember Jim Palmer's quote about Weaver, "The only thing Earl knew about good pitching was that he couldn't hit it".
PROBABLY "The only thing DEBBIE knows about mens' lacrosse is that she can't play it".

Sadly, the commentator above is correct: you would have thought after the flare-up with Coach Williams the AD would have learned something, yet in taking on the close-nit lax world she is really getting her clock cleaned on this caper. Best her "search committee" make that call up to Stevenson before Coach C decides College Park not his proverbial cup of tea, either?

Trambroni has a good job and is happy where he is? OK, I can buy that but not even interveiwing is unusaul?

Pressler??? Why would Maryland or any other major program want him? His team at Duke may not have raped anyone but all of the drunken debauchery and total lack of control by his players as documented is appaling! I am suprised Bryant hired him? They should be ashamed!

The bottom line is the preppy lacrosse community thinks that a coach at Maryland should be allowed at least ten years without a whiff of a National Championship?

Cottle had nine years and his contract was up. How may more times would the "lacrosse community" allow Cottle to blow the NCAA tournament before they would like Maryland? Maybe ten more?

Somehow most of the "lacrosse community" looks down at Maryland. The Ivy League and other blueblood schools like UVA, Carolina and Duke feel that they are old money with class and the Terp's are lowly beggars?

If a coach at Hopkin's, Syracuse, Duke, etc had blown as many postseason opportunities as Cottle had they would be gone too! However, they don't have a problem trying to punish Maryland?

Find a good young coach who want's the opportunity to be great! Not one of these old retreads who want to harbor self serving grudges so they can maintain their standing at the club tea party.

Go Terps!

Maybe St Paul's Rick Brocato will get an interview. I wouldn't put money on it though.

Won't it be more shameful to the MD A D if the Nittany Lions make the LAX championship playoffs in the next few years?

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