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Glenn Crooks
New Brunswick, NJ
Women's Varsity Soccer Head Coach
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04-07-13
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12-28-12
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07-06-12
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It is sad, but across the board for years it seems everyone echoes in the remarks that have been posted here. The majority of those of us remaining on this team, still have 2-3 years to agonize with this coach (unless the promises made (when we all complained) that the coaching contracts would not be renewed February 2013 is actually realized). We sit amongst ourselves and cry. It is too late to transfer without giving up on our dream to play and also, for many of us on scholarship, it would impose a financial hardship. Some of our upperclassmen have foregone additional eligibility to play and some have quit, and our best upperclassmen are gone. Virtually all of our most talented upperclasswomen are gone, except one who is treated as a 5th string member by the coaches although she is one of our very best in all respects. She is abused because she is not afraid of them. We just found out we have to read Pat Lencioni's "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable," which many of us already read in the past, but it is sacrilegious coming from this coach and his staff. They are the shining examples of each of the dysfunctions: (1) absence of trust (he could not trust us to be accountable for ourselves-he thinks women are weak, but gets rid of the stronger ones, so he can perpetuate his belief), (2) fear of conflict (he sends moles out amongst us to gather information, instead of facing us and giving us a chance to discuss our views), (3) lack of commitment (he treats us as disposable razor blades, forgetting the commitment he made to us when he recruited us), (4)avoidance of accountablility (it's always our own fault; he never accepts his part or his staff's part for anything), (5) inattention to results (he clearly does not see how his formula has and will continue to fail over and over again--insanity is doing the same thing over and over again the same way and expecting different results...if that's not ignoring results then what is?). We hope that our AD, who says he really cares and we hear will have them on a very tight leash from here to February '13, will act prompter than we thought last November because this is unbearable and we feel so sad and guilty to not be able to do anything to help all those he has damaged, including ourselves and our own self-respect.
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05-17-12
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OMG--How we wish we had read these posts before we decided to come here, and our complaints are not about playing time, starting, etc. Our daughter did get all of that, but the level of unprofessionalism, the mysoginistic attitude toward women is unacceptable. The inequitable treatment and abuse of women stands as a clear example of Title IX violations, among their many others. They do not ever take accountability for the fast demise of the program. They cannot win because they have scared the soccer out of their players through harrassing coaching techniques that have nothing to do with soccer. It is sad that they encourage players to watch Barca matches (amazing, beautiful soccer)--only to discourage that very play and level of soccer in their own players. They stick with a 4-3-3 formation with coaching strategies and a team that cannot support the same. It is a losing battle. Creativity and any kind of thinking outside the box is punished. They want PDA automotons, their farm team. There is a serious conflict of interest that also begs the question of recruiting violations when 8 of their 12 incoming freshmen are from their U18 PDA team. No one looks to blame the poor recruits; they are just victims themselves in the larger scheme. They will be discarded down the line for their new PDA players. That is the only way these coaches have found to promote themselves. In the last few years dozens and dozens of players and families have address serious grievances with the administration all the way to the top, and promises are made to dismiss the coaching staff, but to date the plot sickens and sickens. It is so sad to witness because there have been amazing, stellar student-athletes that have given their best to support a wonderful university. Hopefully, one day soon the powers that be will finally take the right steps to restore RU's honor and credibility in terms of its women's soccer program. For now, we concur with the many assessments posted here through the past few years and also reiterate, as quoted earlier by another disillusioned alumni: "If there is a player out there considering Rutgers, think again." These coaches have no true respect for the sacredness of our beloved soccer, for this wonderful university's reputation, and definitely no respect for women. This is our opinion and the feedback we keep getting from the vast majority; "it's not personal." Take it or leave it--enter at your own risk. The damage to many of us seems irreparable, but it can also prove a remarkable lesson early in life for a young, talented female student-athlete. It's not the what is done to you. Injustice is a fact of life; what matters is how you respond to it. Be strong and never stoop down to the level of these coaches. You are much better than they.
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05-08-12
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03-28-12
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03-26-11
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05-06-10
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