Coaching

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton looks for a receiver during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida Atlantic in Orlando, Fla. Part of the sales pitch that lured Milton from his home state of Hawaii to UCF was a pledge by then-Knights coach Scott Frost to help put the quarterback on a path to a post-playing career in coaching. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 04, 2019 - 11:35 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Part of the pitch that lured McKenzie Milton from his home state of Hawaii to UCF was a pledge by then-Knights coach Scott Frost to put the quarterback on a path to a post-playing career in coaching. A horrific leg injury last November turned Milton's long-term plans into his...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2010, file photo, UC Riverside head coach John Margaritis in the first half of their NCAA first-round college basketball game against Stanford in Stanford, Calif. The University of California, Riverside says women's basketball coach John Margaritis has been suspended after an investigation revealed a violation of school policy. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Friday that the suspension is for 20 days without pay. Officials didn't say what policies Margaritis violated. When reached for comment, Margaritis declined to speak about the violation. He said he's looking forward to getting back to coaching. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
August 03, 2019 - 12:13 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Riverside says women's basketball coach John Margaritis has been suspended after an investigation revealed a violation of school policy. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Friday that the suspension is for 20 days without pay. Officials...
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban exits the field after a team photo prior to Alabama's fall camp fan-day college football scrimmage, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
August 03, 2019 - 11:17 am
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban denies offering a job to ex-Ohio State assistant Zach Smith last year, citing the results of a background check as the reason. The Crimson Tide's connection with Smith surfaced with the release Friday of former Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer's texts and...
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August 02, 2019 - 4:05 pm
Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer encouraged Zach Smith to stay with the Buckeyes in January 2018 after the then-assistant coach was pursued by Alabama, according to texts messages from Meyer to Smith. On Friday, Ohio State released thousands of pages of heavily redacted texts and email that were...
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Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley answers a question during an NCAA college football media day news conference in Norman, Okla., Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Riley has done everything his first two years as Oklahoma's coach, including coaching two Heisman winners. But he hasn't won a national title. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
August 02, 2019 - 2:16 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Lincoln Riley could take a few moments to stop and soak it all in. But that's not how he got so far, so fast. Riley has accomplished more at age 35 than most coaches do in a career. Barely two years into his run at Oklahoma, he has been to the College Football Playoff twice and...
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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day watches the quarterbacks during NCAA college football practice, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
August 02, 2019 - 12:20 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sporting several weeks of beard growth, Ryan Day looked calm for a new guy leading a storied college football program where the unrelenting pressure helped push his legendary predecessor into early retirement. The 40-year-old Day opened his first training camp as Ohio State...
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August 01, 2019 - 5:23 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Despite being hospitalized earlier Thursday with a kidney stone attack, Vic Fangio made his head coaching debut in the Hall of Fame game when his Denver Broncos faced the Atlanta Falcons. The 60-year-old Fangio was stricken hours before kickoff, but arrived at Tom Benson Hall of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2019 file photo, JoAnne Atkins-Ingram drapes her son's old Neptune High School football jersey over her shoulder in her attorney's office in Avon-by-the-Sea, N.J. Her 19-year-old son, Braeden Bradforth, died in August 2018 about an hour and a half after football practice at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kan. Former coach Jeff Sims at at Missouri Southern community college where a defensive lineman died of heatstroke after the first day of practice, in 2018 says the death is an act of God on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Doug Hood/The Asbury Park Press via AP File)
August 01, 2019 - 1:47 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The former head football coach at a Kansas community college where a defensive lineman died of heatstroke after the first day of practice says the death was an act of God. KCUR reports Thursday that the comment by former head coach Jeff Sims comes nearly one year after 19-...
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FILE - This Nov. 12, 2017 file photo shows United States head coach Jill Ellis before an international friendly women's soccer match against Canada in San Jose, Calif. A person with knowledge of the situation says Ellis is stepping down after leading the team to back-to-back Women’s World Cup titles. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday, July 30, 2019 because the resignation has not been officially announced. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, file)
July 30, 2019 - 11:59 pm
Fresh off of a repeat performance as World Cup champions, the U.S. women's national team finds itself in flux. On Tuesday, Jill Ellis announced she was stepping down after more than five years as the team's head coach. Under Ellis, the United States won eight total tournaments, including two World...
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In this July 25, 2019, photo, Ofunato High School pitcher Roki Sasaki on the bench watches Hanamaki Higashi High School players celebrate their 12-2 win in their final baseball game at the Iwate Prefecture qualifier in Morioka, northern Japan. A decision by the high school's manager Yohei Kokubo not to use his star pitcher Sasaki in the final for the prestigious national tournament has the Japanese sporting fraternity up in arms. The gamble ended in defeat, and Ofunato was inundated with phone calls from people demanding an explanation. It sparked harsh criticism of the coach but also a wider debate about the popular tournament’s win-at-all-costs approach, with even Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish weighing in. (Kyodo News via AP)
July 30, 2019 - 9:02 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A decision by a high school baseball coach to rest his star pitcher in a crucial qualifying game for the prestigious national tournament has the Japanese sports fraternity up in arms. The gamble ended in defeat, and the Ofunato High School was inundated with phone calls from people...
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