Posted by m4284850 on 6/15/2013 7:11:00 PM (view original):
Posted by darnoc29099 on 6/15/2013 6:35:00 PM (view original):So it looks like tedlukacs and patsrule have very similar resumes, except ted probably had better rep and loyalty. So if I were you pats, I would stay put for 1 or 2 more seasons, and as long as you have at least decent success and don't cut anyone, you should be able to make the move up to D1.
Not that I've tracked it much patsrule, but here are 2 example resumés of D3 coaches skipping D2 and going straight to D1. Defiance (coach carl3298) and CSU Eastbay (tedlukacs). Could give you a rough idea of what's needed, and looks like both coaches had at least 9 years of D3 experience before making the move.
Ted's is not far off, but there is a monster difference between Pats and Carl's though. Pats also has several seasons with double digit losses (including a few recently), whereas Ted doesn't have those in his last few seasons. The resumes aren't that
far apart, but if you look at them closely, I think it's fairly obvious that Ted's resume is better, and by a decent margin. That being said, I'm surprised that Ted's was good enough to move directly from D3 to D1. Game has changed a whole lot since I started if that's all it takes now to go straight to D1 from D3.
Also surprised that the resume Skinz posted above was considered good enough to go straight to D1. It's a very solid resume, now doubt, but nothing that screams D1, D1, D1. Some nice, long term success, but only one NT run past the Sweet Sixteen. Very nice overall record though, for an extended period of time, which was obviously enough. Solid, solid resume.