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first_imgTwitter Twitter The Skiff The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 114, issue 19: Curtain call: Bob Schieffer confirms end of the Schieffer SymposiumsAlso: Holiday break safety checks result in alcohol violations; Texas ‘weather nerd’ visits NYC to see storm firsthand; ‘Do More Be More’ aimed to inspire Rec members; Pope Francis answers questions from children in book; Tunnel of Oppression highlights lesser-known issues; A look at the ‘affluenza’ teen case; New voters: Deadline to register for Texas primary is Jan. 30; City water increases customers’ rates to buy more water; TCU grad’s coffee shop is a place to work and meet; Weekend sports roundup: Jan. 22-24; Men’s tennis earns berth to indoor nationals; TCU drops fifth straight after 71-54 loss to Texas; Rho Gamma programming to become more selective; TCU, FWISD share similar policies for handling suspicious people; Market Square makes changes in response to student complaints; Medical school dean candidates share views in open forums The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Facebook The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 Life in Fort Worth A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Previous article“Do More Be More” aimed to inspire Rec membersNext articlePanel encourages limiting student loans The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Facebook The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 Linkedin Linkedin + posts ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019last_img read more

The Delivery Man: In third year leading Syracuse, Yelin looks to shape Orange players into his winning mold

first_imgLeonid Yelin looked around at the players on his roster. Some of them he would have recruited. Others were athletes the Uzbekistan native would have never considered.Yelin came to Syracuse in 2012 to change its volleyball culture. He had been a part of 14 NCAA tournaments as the head coach of Louisville. He had seen gyms packed to the point where the fire department was called. His whole career, he hadn’t just been a part of a winning culture — he had helped create it. And when he looked at the SU roster in his first season, he knew the Orange didn’t have one.Yelin took aside some players on that 2012 team and told them he wouldn’t be able to coach them.“Changing the culture, it’s just so hard,” Yelin said. “When building (a) program, the culture you’re going to change if you bring (the) right people.“I don’t know how to work with players who (I would not) have recruited.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textYelin doesn’t mince words. Not with his players, assistant coaches or the media. Seven of the nine freshmen from the 2011 season were no longer on the roster in 2013. He expects a lot and he’s honest about it. But while the methods may seem harsh, Yelin’s results are unquestionable.He’s been one of the most successful volleyball coaches in NCAA history, amassing 510 wins over 21 seasons and a .737 winning percentage that ranks among the all-time greats of Division I coaches. After winning a Division II national championship at Barry University, he developed the Louisville program into a perennial national title contender.“You’re not always gonna win,” said Stephanie Cantway, who was both a player and assistant coach under Yelin, “and you’re not always going to make him happy.”After a 12-18 record in his first season, followed by a 16-16 mark in 2013, winning is coming more slowly than it ever has for Yelin.“A lot of people (don’t) even know, in the school, in the city (that) we have (a) volleyball team here,” Yelin said. “I don’t blame them, I blame us. We’ve just got to do better so they will know.”When Yelin first came to the United States in 1989 from Uzbekistan to escape the Soviet Union with his family, he didn’t speak a word of English. He thought his life as a volleyball coach was finished.He laid tiles on the floors of hospitals. Then he was a deliveryman at Pizza Hut. His next job was a salesman of ladies fragrances.“If it’s not going to happen, if I’m never able to get back to coaching volleyball, at least I wouldn’t shoot myself,” Yelin said he thought at the time. “Worst case scenario, you’re going to be a taxi driver.”He believed that he wouldn’t be that same star volleyball coach that led the women’s national team to a Soviet Union championship in 1978.But Yelin was discovered at a local volleyball club and offered a job coaching at Barry University in Miami, Florida, a small Division II school that he said had about 1,500 undergraduate students.Yelin unknowingly accepted the head coaching position after his initial interview, but didn’t show up on the first day. His English was so poor that he never realized he’d been offered the position to begin with.“That was a different level of language I didn’t even understand,” Yelin said. “I didn’t understand 90 percent of what (they were) talking about.”Yelin excelled at Barry despite the language barrier. He said the less talking that he did, the better, and that the players were still receptive to his technical demonstrations.Five years later, in 1996, he was offered the job at Louisville. There, he made championships an expectation.“He’s very honest,” Cantway said. “He’s tough. But you know what you’re getting when you walk in and when you leave and every day in between.”Cantway said that as a freshman in 2003, she learned this the hard way. She didn’t want to follow all the rules, she didn’t want to be perfect. She didn’t want to focus.So Yelin took her into his office and laid out all the things that she needed to change, and she made adjustments.As an assistant coach to Yelin at Louisville and Syracuse, Cantway admired his seemingly impossible passion for volleyball. She remembered times when the Cardinals would get home at 2 a.m. from a road trip, only to have Yelin babble about different scores from around the country when the coaches met up again at 7 a.m.“The neat thing about working with him is that he’d go through things five or six different ways,” said Rick Nold, a former assistant with Yelin at Louisville. “There’d be different experiences with different players. It was good to learn so many different things and different ways to approach a situation.”Yelin has a certain type of player that he likes to have. One that is willing to learn and one that wants to win as much as he does.Now, 12 of the 15 players on the roster have played their entire Syracuse career for Yelin. Last season, Syracuse finished fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference after being projected to finish twelfth.This year the Orange is picked to finish eighth, despite boasting a relatively inexperienced roster. Just two years after tearing apart and rebuilding the foundation of the Syracuse program, he’s starting to mold it into his own.“Instead of (bringing) somebody and trying to change, you better bring somebody who you need and you don’t have to change,” Yelin said. “That’s the right thing … The quantity, is not necessarily going to transfer into quality.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 4, 2014 at 12:11 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3last_img read more

Watch: Manchester United defender Phil Jones told off by Ed Woodward during West Ham…

first_imgAdvertisement 3p1i8pNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsoc5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eai1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6325Would you ever consider trying this?😱654rbCan your students do this? 🌚1hx9sRoller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester United fans are definitely convinced that vice-chairman Ed Woodward told ‘Phil Jones off’ while they were spotted at the stands in the London Stadium witnessing the Red Devils slump to West Ham on Sunday. The Sky Sports cameras picked them up during the second half when Jones was chatting to reserve goalkeeper Lee Grant. He was then spotted shaking his head and looked like he muttered something when Woodward turned around to talk. Apparently, the United boss was talking to a female executive sitting who was out of picture, rather than the out-of-favour defender.Advertisement  Advertisement But soon, fans on Twitter started sharing their hilarious versions of that incident on what they thought had actually happened in the conversation between Jones and Woodward.One fan wrote: “Phil Jones being told to shut up by Ed Woodward is exactly what I needed today.Advertisement Another said, “Phil, give it a rest. Yes he was 90 million quid but you son, are not a viable alternative. You’re lucky you’re sat behind me and not on the coach. Now shut up.’”The third one added: “Phil Jones: sacked in the morning. Ed Woodward : we’re on camera, stop.”United however, on the pitch, wasn’t so epic with the continuous poor results, and the pressure around boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems like a mountain, who hasn’t won an away Premier League game win since February.  Advertisementlast_img read more