By all accounts, Ms. Alford-Sullivan is not a well-liked person; by fellow coaches, by fans, by many of her former athletes. How does she keep getting jobs? I would understand maybe a little if she were an excellent coach, but her coaching skills are not that good and certainly don't offset her personality. Honestly, I don't get it.
She's a schmoozer through and through. Kisses up to whoever needs to be kissed up to.
She got the job at Penn State by taking credit for Vin Lanannas work. Her "successes" at Penn State were more due to her assistants than her. The athletes under her direct coaching didn't do much for Penn State, see Sam Borchers.
Ironically Borchers is the one athlete she absolutely should have cut on multiple occasions but chose to baby and coddle him instead.