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Albany's Marr "disappointed" by lack of interest from Maryland

When Maryland unceremoniously parted ways with Dave Cottle after the team’s surprising loss to Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals, several names were thrown onto the short list of candidates to fill the vacancy.

One of those names was Albany coach Scott Marr, who served as assistant coach and offensive coordinator under former Terps coach Dick Edell for six seasons.

But Marr was never contacted by Maryland’s search committee, which eventually offered the job to Harvard coach John Tillman.

Marr said the lack of an inquiry puzzled him.

“Surprised or disappointed? I guess a little bit of both,” Marr said Tuesday. “… I had been in contact with a pretty good number of alumni for quite a bit. I was certainly disappointed. We really enjoyed our time at Maryland. I was certainly anticipating or hoping to get an opportunity to at least talk with somebody down there, but it is what it is. John will do a great job. He’s a good friend of mine, he’s a great coach, and he’s been given an opportunity. Maybe I’ll get a chance at some other time down the road, but we’re also very happy here at Albany and we’re excited about who we’ve brought in and the future of our program right now.”

Posted by Edward Lee at 8:00 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Maryland


You're happy at Albany and the future is bright? And you want to "talk" about another job? Nice PR there Coach. Hope your players quit on you.

Good way to get your 2011 season off for your kids AT ALBANY.
No doubt that Yow did everything she could to screw it up before SHE LEFT. But coach, maybe if you looked at what your record was last season, you'd understand why you were not the guy..
Yow's process was flawed but they made a much better choice than Coach Marr.

We shall see how it all works out as the season progresses. It really is not fair to fault Coach Marr for being honest (quite refreshing, actually). It would be logical for him to think about moving to a bigger school as his career progresses.

As for Yow's decision to can Cottle last year: it seemed, even with all the public back and forth, and the like, that she might just offer him one more year. And then no, and the firing seemed to some degree, personal, even though it was supposedly spelled out in his contract that the team had to make the Final Four.

All the coaching changes in Div. 1 will make for a very interesting spring. Scrimmages begin the day after tomorrow!

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