March 17, 2023 — One other course-correction


It was introduced yesterday that Youngstown State girls’s lacrosse coach Kendyl Clarkson, a scant seven months after being named to the place, was being relieved of her duties.

Clarkson, who came to visit from St. Bonaventure, had a 2-5 report in 2023 as head coach. She had gained her most up-to-date recreation towards Gardner-Webb on Tuesday, and had a full Mid-America Convention schedule forward of her.

This makes Clarkson’s dismissal extremely curious when it comes to timing. Normally, if an athletic division fires a coach in midseason, there needed to have been a really severe trigger to take action. Absent a trigger, particularly within the first 12 months, a precipitating occasion may very well be the invention of some type of misconduct or resume-padding within the hiring course of.

However has realized of a current incident involving alcohol and among the gamers. We don’t know if any of the gamers on the staff had been suspended formally due to this incident, however we did discover that there have been two Penguins who began the primary six video games of the 2023 season however didn’t play in any respect towards Gardner-Webb.

This story has but to be totally written, so we will’t confirm a whole lot of the extra tabloidesque assertions about why Clarkson was fired. Nonetheless, it is going to be fascinating to see what allegations are confirmed to be true.



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