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

Neil Armstrong unfazed about FA Prez disqualification

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association Presidential aspirant Neil Armstrong Mortagbe says, the Executive Committee of the GFA announcement that only one candidate has qualified to contest for the GFA Presidency has not come to his notice and therefore sees it as unofficial.An FA statement released yesterday by the Executive Committee read: “Further to the notice of Congress dated 31st March, 2011 and pursuant to article 28.6 of the GFA Statutes, please be informed that only one candidate qualifies to contest for the election to the office of the President of the Ghana Football Association – 2011.”But according to Mr Armstrong who has dclared his intention to vie for the FA presidency, the Executive Committee has not officially communicated to him on his disqualification.He told asempa sports that, he is waiting for the official communication from the committee on the grounds of his supposed disqualification before he will challenge it if necessary.Source: Asempa Sports/Ghanalast_img read more