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Topic:  Coach Smith retiring from coaching
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UpSan Bobcat
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  Message Not Read  Coach Smith retiring from coaching
   Posted: 1/21/2021 5:49:28 PM 
https://twitter.com/CoachSmith29/status/1352379907402248198

He cites a desire to focus on family.
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Jeff McKinney
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coach Smith retiring from coaching
   Posted: 1/22/2021 1:59:10 AM 
AD Julie Cromer wishes Smith "well in his future endeavors."
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Andrew Ruck
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coach Smith retiring from coaching
   Posted: 1/22/2021 9:34:20 AM 
Weird. He is what, 50 years old? I get the focus on family but you still gotta work. Maybe he just lost the passion for this particular vocation...especially when you consider the bizarre timing of the decision.

Regardless, I wish him the best. I hope Ohio conducts a full national search for a coach and doesn't just hand the job to Moore. That is not a criticism of Moore, I just always think a program should always see what's out there.


Andrew Ruck
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spongeBOB CATpants
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coach Smith retiring from coaching
   Posted: 1/22/2021 12:21:47 PM 
Something is off here. The Rob Smith I played under wouldn't retire weeks from the start of a season. In his statement, he mentions that he is thankful for good health but I don't see any other reason that he would walk away so suddenly?

I know he has (had?) big goals for his career in baseball beyond Ohio but there's got to be more to this...
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spongeBOB CATpants
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coach Smith retiring from coaching
   Posted: 1/22/2021 12:26:10 PM 
Contract dispute? Budget cuts? Done with covid protocals? Issues with Cromer?

Could they be cutting baseball? My mind is wandering.
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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coach Smith retiring from coaching
   Posted: 1/23/2021 9:38:03 AM 
spongeBOB CATpants wrote:
Contract dispute? Budget cuts? Done with covid protocals? Issues with Cromer?

Could they be cutting baseball? My mind is wandering.


None of the above
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spongeBOB CATpants
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coach Smith retiring from coaching
   Posted: 1/24/2021 11:30:07 AM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
spongeBOB CATpants wrote:
Contract dispute? Budget cuts? Done with covid protocals? Issues with Cromer?

Could they be cutting baseball? My mind is wandering.


None of the above


That's a relief. Leaves only a couple other reasons that I wouldn't want to speculate on.
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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coach Smith retiring from coaching
   Posted: 1/25/2021 11:11:44 AM 
spongeBOB CATpants wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
spongeBOB CATpants wrote:
Contract dispute? Budget cuts? Done with covid protocals? Issues with Cromer?

Could they be cutting baseball? My mind is wandering.


None of the above


That's a relief. Leaves only a couple other reasons that I wouldn't want to speculate on.


There is no need to speculate, the man is pursuing other interests in a new region of the country. Heck, he sold his house back in the summer, purchased a new one right away in his new location. He's happy, and good for him and his family. Super great people!
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spongeBOB CATpants
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coach Smith retiring from coaching
   Posted: 1/25/2021 11:47:02 AM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
spongeBOB CATpants wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
spongeBOB CATpants wrote:
Contract dispute? Budget cuts? Done with covid protocals? Issues with Cromer?

Could they be cutting baseball? My mind is wandering.


None of the above


That's a relief. Leaves only a couple other reasons that I wouldn't want to speculate on.


There is no need to speculate, the man is pursuing other interests in a new region of the country. Heck, he sold his house back in the summer, purchased a new one right away in his new location. He's happy, and good for him and his family. Super great people!


Agreed they are great people. The speculation, however, stems from this announcement days before the season kicks off.

Pursuing opportunities in the industry outside of coaching was one of the remaining speculations I had. No better place in the country to pursue those interests either, I'm quite jealous!
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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coach Smith retiring from coaching
   Posted: 1/25/2021 12:25:06 PM 
spongeBOB CATpants wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
spongeBOB CATpants wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
spongeBOB CATpants wrote:
Contract dispute? Budget cuts? Done with covid protocals? Issues with Cromer?

Could they be cutting baseball? My mind is wandering.


None of the above


That's a relief. Leaves only a couple other reasons that I wouldn't want to speculate on.


There is no need to speculate, the man is pursuing other interests in a new region of the country. Heck, he sold his house back in the summer, purchased a new one right away in his new location. He's happy, and good for him and his family. Super great people!


Agreed they are great people. The speculation, however, stems from this announcement days before the season kicks off.

Pursuing opportunities in the industry outside of coaching was one of the remaining speculations I had. No better place in the country to pursue those interests either, I'm quite jealous!


By announcing days before the season starts you get to name an assistant coach, basically you get to take care of your guy! Not sure why there has to be any conspiracy theory here.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coach Smith retiring from coaching
   Posted: 2/2/2021 9:41:21 AM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
spongeBOB CATpants wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
spongeBOB CATpants wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
spongeBOB CATpants wrote:
Contract dispute? Budget cuts? Done with covid protocals? Issues with Cromer?

Could they be cutting baseball? My mind is wandering.


None of the above


That's a relief. Leaves only a couple other reasons that I wouldn't want to speculate on.


There is no need to speculate, the man is pursuing other interests in a new region of the country. Heck, he sold his house back in the summer, purchased a new one right away in his new location. He's happy, and good for him and his family. Super great people!


Agreed they are great people. The speculation, however, stems from this announcement days before the season kicks off.

Pursuing opportunities in the industry outside of coaching was one of the remaining speculations I had. No better place in the country to pursue those interests either, I'm quite jealous!


By announcing days before the season starts you get to name an assistant coach, basically you get to take care of your guy! Not sure why there has to be any conspiracy theory here.


Because these type of announcements typically come with a "coincidental reason." That said you're probably right that there's nothing to it but for those who are not in the know it tends to be fishy until the details come out.
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JSF
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coach Smith retiring from coaching
   Posted: 3/3/2021 1:42:07 PM 
Andrew Ruck wrote:
Weird. He is what, 50 years old? I get the focus on family but you still gotta work.


Maybe he doesn't.


"Loyalty to a hometown or city is fleeting and interchangeable, but college is a stamp of identity."- Kyle Whelliston, One Beautiful Season.

My blog about depression and mental illness: https://bit.ly/3buGXH8

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