SU adds former Buffalo volunteer assistant Evan Ruechel to coaching staff

first_img Published on August 19, 2020 at 11:36 am aekaylor@syr.edu | @cincinnallie Comments The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Syracuse has hired Evan Ruechel as an assistant coach for the 2021 season, the team announced Wednesday. Ruechel will join third-year head coach Shannon Doepking’s staff, along with second-year assistant coach Michael Steuerwald, starting Aug. 24.“It was very clear that (Ruechel) is a student of the game and a coach that will do whatever he needs to do to make sure our players get better,” Doepking said in a press release.Ruechel worked as an assistant coach at Buffalo during the shortened 2020 season. Prior to that, he was an assistant coach at UNC Wilmington, helping lead the Seahawks to a 26-28 record. The Oconto, Wisconsin native played baseball at the collegiate level for four years before coaching softball at Indiana Wesleyan in 2017. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I am excited for the opportunity to join a talented and experienced staff at Syracuse University,” Ruechel said in the release. “It is a great school, in a competitive conference and I am very thankful for the opportunity Coach Doepking has given me.” Ruechel specializes in developing hitters, something that was important during the search, Doepking said. The Orange are adding 10 players in the upcoming season, including seven incoming freshmen and three transfers. Former hitting coach Vanessa Shippy officially left the Orange on Monday, when Oklahoma State, her alma mater, announced that she would be a volunteer assistant coach for 2021. Shippy holds 12 school records and was the first OSU athlete to be named a NCAA Woman of the Year finalist. center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

16 inmates graduate from training programmes at Timehri Prison

first_imgIn efforts to prepare for their reintegration into society, 16 inmates at the Timehri Prison have successfully completed training programmes in anger management and carpentry.The East Bank Demerara (EBD) Prison hosted its second graduation this year on Tuesday. The event saw 16 inmates graduating – eight from the anger management programme, facilitated by Solutions Training Consultancy and Counseling Services headed by Wil Campbell, and the other eight from the carpentry and joinery class, facilitated by Lansdale Chapman.The anger management programme has been instrumental in fostering behaviour changes among the inmates. The class taught them to accept that anger was an emotion within everyone and it could not be denied but instead managed. They also learnt to accept responsibility for their actions when they are angry; this was followed by positive coping methods that could be used to combat an explosive response with a passive one. This programme encourages logical thinking and improve decision making.Meanwhile, some of the pieces created in the carpentry and joinery class were showcased at the graduation. The class taught a skill that could be used outside of prison to obtain finances as opposed to returning to a life of crime. The pieces showcased were a chest of drawers, combination chairs and bar chairs.These are just two of the vocational and educational training programmes that the Guyana Prison Service offers to inmates in an effort to rehabilitate them for reintegration into society, with new skills and behaviour as well.The anger management programme is currently in place at three prison locations and is expected to commence at a fourth location in August 2018. The graduation was a success as family members of the graduates were allowed to attend and lend their support.There are at least four programmes that are expected to be restarted in the new academic year, including Work Readiness and CXC Maths and English – all in an effort to effectively rehabilitate and reintegrate inmates.Despite the constraints, the Guyana Prison Service will continue to fulfil one of its main responsibilities: rehabilitation. The Prison Service believes that changing the thinking of inmates and equipping them with marketable skills could result in a reduction of the recidivism rate.last_img read more