South Carolina women’s basketball has had a historic run this past year with Don Staley leading the program.
before Friday night Losing Iowa In the Final Four, the Gamecocks have won 42 consecutive games, including the 2022 National Championship.
Staley’s success led to it being her name mentioned for the openings in the men’s game.
In late March, CBS College basketball reporter Seth Davis threw Staley’s name in the ring for the men’s head coaching position at Temple University.
“If Temple really wants to win basketball games, he should turn the keys to a proven Philly native,” Davis wrote on Twitter. Her name is Dawn Staley. Easy choice.
former Penn State assistant basketball coach Adam Fisher has since been named the 19th head coach in Temple basketball history.
On Thursday, Staley was asked what her name was brought up at the opening, and South Carolina coach She made it clear that she had no intention of leaving the women’s game.
No ideas, Staley to reporters. “I don’t want to train in the men’s match.”
Staley is currently the highest paid coach in women’s college basketball, according to The Greenville News.
The Gamecocks season came to an abrupt end Friday night in Dallas as South Carolina lost to Iowa State in the Final Four.
Even though they dominated the Hawkeyes on the glass — winning the rebounding battle 49-25 — the Gamecocks had no answers for Iowa Caitlin Clarkplayer of the year.
Clark dominated the game throughout the game, and finished the night with 41 points, becoming the first player to score more than 40 points in a row. NCAA tournament games.
The juniors scored 13 Iowa points in the 77-73 win to lead the Hokies to the national championship game.
“Love me some Caitlin Clark,” Iowa coach Lisa Bluder said. “We’ve been talking about mission focus a lot this year, we had a game plan, and those guys executed it really well. This is South Carolina we just beat, folks. Amazing.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.