Thursday, November 15, 2007
Flood wins coach of the year
Head volleyball coach Jaye Flood of Florida Gulf Coast University unanimously won coach of the year in the Atlantic Sun Conference. This is despite being suspended since October 15 for "student welfare issues" that seem to center around Flood grabbing a player's shirt in practice and subsequently missing the end of the season and FGCU's run into the postseason. The incident is still under investigation according to university officials. But this accolade for Flood has to make the university and the athletic department look a little foolish given that the incident happened a month ago and they have kept her away from her very successful team since that time while providing little information. They don't even seem to want to talk about the award: a university press release about the A-Sun honors talked about the players' accomplishments but failed to mention Flood at all.