SoCal is nice in many ways, and hell in just as many ways. Unless you’ve lived there, you’ll never know. But I agree, NJ isn’t much to talk about in many areas. Lots of telent in NJ and not many schools to recruit against. Many athletes want to leave the state. Lots of talent in CA, but a lot of schools to recruit against and LaVerne I suspect is pretty far down the list for most outside that area. I’d say I have a decent knowledge of D3 and I was surprised I had never heard of LaVerne before this summer. Of course, I spent most my life on the east coast.
Anyone know why La Verne Head coach left Azusa last year after a long and seemingly successful career there? Director retired and then Reid left a month later. Was he not given the director position so he left? Looking for new challenge of building a D3 program or was there something more to it?
That's exactly what it was: Reid wasn't given the Director position, so he went after a job at a place where he was wanted.