Posted by aejones on 8/8/2014 1:30:00 PM (view original):
That was actually #23-- #22 was about a week ago with SW Baptist. I'm winning them too fast ;)
go to d1 already!! tianyi took a big hit on rate of titles to move a few teams to d1, and look what hes done now. his title rate slowed down, but hes managed to move himself up from the relatively large pool of coaches who were very successful in d2/d3, into the much smaller pool who also proved it in d1. i know hes won at least 3 there, which proves something very different from what he could have proven sticking around in d2/d3 and running up the score. thing is, once you win say 10 titles in d2/d3, playing there twice as long and winning 20 titles, what does that prove? that the first 10 weren't a fluke? thats kind of proven already, with the 10 figure, assuming multiple situations were involved (it shows more to succeed in a variety of situations). it doesn't give any better of a performance though, you'd be performing just as well that 2nd half as the 1st. so how would that affect your overall position among the HD elite? it doesn't really, and i am much less of a d1 elitist than many other HD coaches.
i personally think you are a great coach, who could kill it in d1. i figured you'd have went to d1 and proven that you were the real deal, a LONG time ago. what's holding you back? like your other teams to much? it doesn't really make sense to me honestly, not with how competitive a person you are. you've been in d1 long enough to know its a different challenge - don't you want to prove it at highest stage? i think you do yourself a disservice, i think you are a better coach than your resume suggests - to me, you should be competing for that best ever spot.