Shea Ralph Doesn’t Say Yes Or No Or Maybe

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When asked Tuesday if she was interested in interviewing for the vacant Clemson head coaching position, UConn assistant Shea Ralph said only: “I’m only interested in winning the Big East championship.” …

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24 thoughts on “Shea Ralph Doesn’t Say Yes Or No Or Maybe

  1. Steve Gee

    I would expect her to keep her options open.
    I just hope that includes staying at UConn a while longer.

    1. MaryAnne Hartley

      Steve Gee–I usually don’t agree with HOW you express yourself.
      However, in this case you are absolutely right.
      It would be nice to see Shea get a real coaching job –and succeed. Being Geno’s assistant does not always make a great coach.

  2. JUSTME

    Shea Ralph said “I’m only interested in winning the Big East championship.”I guess she doesn’t care about the national championship, the only one people in the nation remember. She obviously was not effective with our guards so I would not mind her leaving. Jim Calhoun might be looking for something to do.

    1. fishpaw31

      Shea Ralph’s quote about only being “interested in winning the Big East championship” is as it should be RIGHT NOW. The Big East championship is the game at hand now, the next step. Perhaps you should check the schedule.
      After the BE championship game is over, regardless of who wins, is when Shea and the rest of the staff will turn their attention to winning the national title.
      Justme, your comprehension of the situation is severely lacking.

      1. JUSTME

        While you may be right, you added “now”, she didn’t. She said “only” and my response was based on that. I also never said to fire her. My response was based on her leaving of her own free will and I wouldn’t miss her. That is the comprehension that was severely lacking. Everyone is adding their own scenario that has nothing to do with what the article said or what I said.

  3. WHO REPLACE SHEA?

    If Shea leaves to “take on new and exciting opportunities” it would not surprise me that she was urged to. I’d be more interested to see who Geno hires to teach ball handling skills to Hartley and others. Hartley can’t drive to the left. ND and Baylor know this.

    1. FREDDY FREELOADER

      I HAVE READ WHERE MAYA MOORE WANTS THE JOB–THEY ARE NEGOTIATING SALARY NOW. THEY ARE PRETTY CLOSE, UCONN OFFERS 100,000 AND MAYA LAWYER ARE ASKING 750,000–PLUS PERKS.

  4. Chris Saran

    JUSTME and WHO REPLACE SHEA?, you are both morons. Bria never has been and never will be a point guard. Moriah is UConn’s only true point guard. How ineffective Shea’s been. When you win 78 straight with back to back National Championships you certainly don’t know what you are doing. Those plays against Syracuse a middle schooler might make. Not Shea’s fault. Bria’s fault, Mo’s fault, Kaleena’s fault. Not Shea’s fault. If she could, she’d go out and play. Since she can’t, the players on the court are going to have to do the playing and the decision making. Morons, both of you.

    1. JUSTME

      Name calling just proves your argument is weak which is obvious in itself. Why are you taking it as a personal attack? You need to pop some Xanax.

      1. Big Husky Fan

        Actually the two people who took you to task JUSTME are both correct. You are an idiot! Go back and read your comments. Chris Saran stated it correctly when UConn won 90 straight games and back-to-back NCAA titles. Did you find anything wrong with the method in which Shea was coaching the backcourt back then, fool? The person who needs the meds is you JUSTME! Either that or try engaging your brain before opening up your mouth.

        1. Mike

          You must be a Chicago Cub fan that brags that you won the World Series back in 1908.

      2. Geeper Creepers

        Just Me. You are right!! It’s best to dis agree without being disagreeable.

        I dont’ think Shea has done a great job with the ball handlers. If they forget her teaching on the court, they must be shown how to get the message. Geno’s teams usually do it right or they don’t do it. \
        One does not have to be a great point guard or even a good basketball player (geno) to be a great coach. Should Shea go , get a good teacher. Maybe Neils Ivey??

      3. FREDDY FREELOADER

        DISAGREEING WITH OUT BEING DISAGREEABLE–NO MORE NAME CALLING PLEASE!!
        IT IS EASY TO PUT SOMEONE DOWN WITH OUT CALLING NAME. LACK OF VOCABULARY SKILLS SOMETIMES MAKE UNEDUCATED PEOPLE TO TAKE THE LOW ROAD AND CALL NAMES–
        OR LIKE FREDDY KOOL THE FOOL–ACRONYMS

  5. robin hood boyce

    i live down here near clemson, the lady tigers need alot of help, with sheas history and a southern girl from sanford ,nc i think she could bring in some great talent, maybe bring in somebody like diane taurisa for an assistant as her career is whinding down, or maybe sue bird

  6. Jay

    This woman was one of the great players at Uconn. Only knee injuries could stop her. She has a demeanor similar to Geno and will be successful as a head coach when she makes that step.

  7. Mark

    For the arsenal Shea had I think she has done a great job. Doty isn’t capable of being a great point guard. Geno clearly sees Bria as a 2 guard. Moriah is only a freshman. Kelly isn’t a point guard at all, and Kaleena… no. Just NO.

    Banks, when healthy, is a tolerable, quicker, version of Tiffany Hayes, still not a point guard. Let’s give Mo-Jeff another year under Shea’s watch before we turn against Shea.

  8. Mark

    Husky fans have been RUTHLESS this year. Jeez guys, everyone relax. I’m only 22, but I have been obsessed with UConn athletics since the age of 6, I’ve never seen/noticed how bad things get.

    1. mike mcmanus

      Right-on Mark. UCONN has produced some great point guards in past years with the most of the same coaches, so it’s absolutely ignorant to blame the same coaches for the faults of a few individual players. Everyone has a right to voice their opinion on these blogs however it’s a shame that there are a half-dozen or so trolls who make negative comments simply to irritate others….mainly UCONN supporters.

    2. Awareness

      Don’t worry Mark. All comments are for entertainment purposes only by our inflated egos. These do not reflect reality in any way, shape or form.

  9. UconnFan

    I think a lot of these fans knocking Shea just do not get it. Average players will make you an average coach in our culture, good players will make you a good coach and great players make you a great coach and you must be at a University that is willing to invest money in the program to attract the great players. Very few players go to the NBA or WNBA from Division 2 or 3 programs!

  10. STOP SHOUTING AND NAME CALLING

    UCONN COACHES GET ALL THE CREDIT WHEN THE PLAYERS WIN A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BUT UCONN COACHES NEVER ACCEPT ANY BLAME FOR NOT HAVING THEIR TEAM PREPARED. KEEP KNEELING AT THE AURIEMA ALTAR AND DRINKING HIS GENO AID JUICE. MUFFET HAS PROVED TO THE DISBELIEVERS THAT GENO IS NOT A GREAT COACH IF THE PLAYERS ON BOTH TEAMS ARE EQUAL.

  11. John

    Ralph makes well over 130k. Why bother to leave a cushy job to a place that she’ll fail at? Only 4-5 teams compete for the title every year anyway.

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