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

Lakers coach Byron Scott on struggling Nick Young: ‘We’ll find out how tough he is’

first_img“We’ll find out because right now, he’s going through it,” said Scott, whose team hosts Denver at 7:30 Tuesday night. “He’s got a battle on his hands with the way teams are playing him and it’s not going good for him right now. So we’ll find out how tough he is.”It was pointed out to Scott that it appears Young has been wearing a look like the whole world is against him.“Nobody’s against him,” Scott said. “It’s just the fact he’s not playing well. We’ll find out mentally if he’s tough enough to handle it.”Scott said Young has to work even harder.“That’s the only way you’re going to get out of it,” Scott said.One win the past monthScott was reminded his team — which is 13-38 — has won just one game the past month, a Jan. 29 upset of the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center. Since Jan. 11, they are 1-13. “It’s tough on you, especially when you’re in the games that we’re in,” he said. “I mean, we’re right there in so many games to have a chance to win it, so when you don’t win it … I mean, if you went in our locker room after the Orlando game and after the Milwaukee game, you would have seen a bunch of guys who were very upset at losing those games because we knew we had a great chance to win.“It’s just like anything else. When you’re losing games like that, it takes its toll.”The Lakers went 0-4 on their just-concluded Grammy road trip, losing 113-105 in overtime Wednesday at Milwaukee and 103-97 in overtime Friday at Orlando.“We’ve just gotta find a way to close out games,” said Scott, who described his team as “a resilient bunch.”This and thatJordan Hill (hip) could not practice Monday, so Scott said Hill won’t play Tuesday against Denver or Wednesday at Portland, which is the final game before an eight-day break for the All-Star game. Scott said he expects Hill, who has missed the past three games, will be back after the break. … Denver is 19-32 and has won just once in its past 13 games and has lost its past five. The Nuggets are led by point guard Ty Lawson, who is averaging 16.5 points, 10.0 assists and 1.3 steals. Young did not speak to reporters at Monday’s practice, but Scott did and, as usual, he did not pull punches.“He is struggling, he really is. He’s just struggling right now,” Scott said of Young, who is averaging 13.6 points off the bench but is now shooting just 36.7 percent from the field on the season, 37.6 from 3-point range. “What we tried to do today is just get more movement, try to get him with the ball on the run as much as possible. But he has to understand that teams are trying to double-team him right now, they’re trying to take away the one weapon we do have in any pick-and-roll situation.“When they’re doing that to him, he has to just learn to just spread the floor, let them double, make the correct pass and he’ll be able to attack them that way.”Scott reiterated he doesn’t want Young automatically thinking about a 3-pointer the second he enters a game. He’d like to see Young be aggressive to the basket.Scott was asked if he believes Young is tough enough to escape this slump that is now more than a month long. It was just Thursday that Lakers coach Byron Scott said he wants Nick Young to be more than a “one-trick pony.”He wants Young to play better defense, expand his repertoire on offense and not just take the long shots.Young and the Lakers have played two games since — at Orlando and at Cleveland. They lost both, and Young was a combined 3 for 16 from the field — 2 of 10 from 3-point range.Young shot 39.5 percent from the field in November and 40.3 percent in December, but just 32.2 percent in January. He’s played in three of the four games the Lakers have played in February and is shooting 28.6 percent.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Chinese Army Medical Team Donates to SKD Community

first_imgOn December 5 last week the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Medical Team, jointly with Chinese Expert Group on Bamboo and Rattan Weaving and Vegetable Plantation and East International Group, donated anti-Ebola materials to SKD Community, including nearby police stations and the Red Light Market.The materials included sanitizer powder and buckets; motorcycles, rice, cooking-oil, amongst others, estimated to have cost at least US$40,000. The donation was witnessed by his Excellency Mr. Zhang Yue, Chinese Ambassador accredited to Liberia.Mr. Wang Yungui, Head of the Chinese PLA Medical Team, lauded the people of SKD Community for their kindness and support to the Chinese ETU, promising to work together with the locals in order to win the battle against Ebola.Representatives from SKD community extended their gratitude to the long-term and selfless support shown Liberia by the Chinese government. Commending the rapid speed and high quality of the Chinese ETU construction, they said, that Asian nation’s treatment units have made them feel safer amid the Ebola epidemic. They promised that they would cooperate closely with their Chinese counterparts, ensuring that all the work goes ahead as planned.The SKD Community residents extended their thanks by a visit to the Chinese-built ETU, including its training center.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

HONK YOUR HORN TODAY FOR CHARITY CYCLISTS WHO’VE RAISED €800,000 FOR CANCER RESEARCH

first_imgMOTORISTS are being urged to be patient – and show their support today – for one of the county’s most enduring events….the annual charity cycle from Sligo to Letterkenny.The cyclists will meet at The Quay, Sligo and will depart from The Quay at 10.00am and travel along the following route: N15, through Drumcliff, Grange, Cliffoney, Creevykeel, Bundoran by pass, Ballyshannon by pass, Barnesmore Gap, Ballybofey Main Street, Stranorlar Main Street, onto N13 towards Letterkenny, N14 at Dry Arch Roundabout, Polestar Roundabout, Port Road, Main Street, Lower Main Street Letterkenny, turning left onto Oliver Plunkett Road, left at Pearse Road and finishing at the Community Centre, Pearse Road.Congratulations to Paddy Delap who has been the main organiser and his large band of volunteers of this annual event for the last 24 years which has seen the numbers taking part increase every year as well as raising €800,000 for Cancer Research. If you are travelling this route ” honk your horn ” in support of this very worthy event.Some delays may be experienced so patience is asked for. Good luck to all and above all safe cycling. HONK YOUR HORN TODAY FOR CHARITY CYCLISTS WHO’VE RAISED €800,000 FOR CANCER RESEARCH was last modified: July 3rd, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cancer Researchcyclistsletterkennysligolast_img read more