Monday, December 15, 2014
Are Rams Close To Hiring McCrystal's Replacement
On Monday's Sportscage, U of R Dean of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Dr. Harold Riemer joined me to talk about the search for Frank McCrystal's replacement with the U of R Rams. This is what came out of the conversation.
--They are right in the middle of the interview stage with more coming this week. The hiring committee will meet Friday morning to see if they are at a consensus as to who will lead the team forward.
--Asking candidates where they see program going in next five years and what they would bring to that. What are their plans short term and long term. What type of culture would they be bringing in which is tied to their coaching philosophies, how do they interact with other organizations inside the University and provincial community and what type of recruiting style do they have.
--A lot of resumes have crossed his desk which is no surprise because the Rams relationship with the University is a positive one and is considered one of the more attractive positions in Canadian University Football
--Those they have spoken to are interested about the relationship between the two sides and the unique partnership. You want to understand how the relationship works if you want to come.
--The University wants someone to wants to come to Regina and not using this as an Option B. He wants someone who can take advantage of the opportunities that exist in what is an unique environment and that he can make the Rams what the University of Calgary are now.
--The goal is to have a person in mind by the end of the week and that the potential head coach is spoken to over the weekend and early next week with the new person being announced before January 1.