Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Doug McAvinn Out!



The latest from Athens is that Danna Durante is replacing Doug McAvinn.  This is one of the most foolish decisions Danna could've made.  In addition to arguably being the best vault technician in the country, Doug is a stable presence for the program at a time of great turmoil.  It used to be that if girls didn't get along with Suzanne or Jay particularly well, they always connected with Doug.

For a great majority of Doug's tenure at UGA, the team has been ranked #1 on vault.  Doug is incredibly more experienced and successful than 49th-place Danna or Phil Ogletree.  He is known for breaking the vault down throughout the course of the season: the run, the block, the direction and the landing.  He is also known for coaching a variety of vaults, as opposed to six Yurchenko Fulls.  Doug coached before the Yurchenko Full was worth a 10.0, so he coached lineups with Tsuk Fulls, Pike Baranis, Pike Fronts, Hristakeavas and Omeilianchiks.  He is a master on vault.  When the incoming freshmen don't develop on vault as they could, remember the day that Danna Durante decided to make UGA on par with Auburn and Kentucky.

There is never a dull moment in the SEC!

ETA:  Doug has been put on early retirement and is being given a position within the athletic department.


10 comments:

  1. Ughh... those poor Georgia girls. I think she should have def kept one person for the continuity. Also, Georgia's vaulters have always been so good, why would you want to change vault coaches????

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  2. What an idiotic move. Danna, you're already losing fans.

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  3. Wow. That's quite the overreaction right there.

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  4. Nice to know that Doug's made such a big impression on you that you knew his last name is McAvinn...not McGavin.

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  5. Touche on the typo. I tried to get this out quickly.

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  6. "Those poor Georgia girls" should have put a little more effort in - LIKE CONDITIONING - the past couple of years. Then maybe their beloved Jay would still be there.

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  7. There are plenty of hard workers in there, like Noel Couch and Chelsea Davis, who gave it their all and are still being screwed over because of Tanella and Worley's laziness...

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  8. I can think of plenty of teams that would probably kill to have this guy! Here's hoping he decides to help make some other program # 1 on Vault!

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  9. I'd just like to point out that Georgia ended the season ranked #9 on vault. Not to take anything away from Doug's abilities as a coach, but vaulting as a whole at UGA was in decline along with every other aspect of the program.

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  10. 9th for the season- but first on VT in prelims at NCAAs once they got Cheek in and the other girls in stride.

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