TULSA, Okla. - For leading the Golden Bears to one of the best seasons in California women's tennis history, culminating in an NCAA semifinal appearance on Monday, Amanda Augustus earned the 2016 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year award, the ITA announced Tuesday.
"I'm extremely honored and humbled to be recognized by my peers as the national coach of the year," Augustus said. "While we're not done yet, we've worked really hard this season, and we're really proud of the history we've been able to make as a program. That's something I work at hard every day to help the young women achieve. I'm really excited to be named the national coach of the year and look forward to the ITA Coaches Convention in December, when they'll have a more formal recognition."
BERKELEY - Wendale Farrow, a highly regarded up-and-coming coach with experience in both the Pac-12 and SEC, will join the Golden Bears as an assistant coach, women's basketball head coach Lindsay Gottlieb announced Wednesday.
Farrow, who will begin his duties at Cal on June 1, joins the Bears after stints at UCLA and Vanderbilt, where he served in a variety of roles before rising to assistant coach for the Commodores.
"I could not be more excited about adding Dale to our staff. He has worked with two programs that I have great respect for in UCLA and Vanderbilt," Gottlieb said. "Across the world of women's college basketball, it's nearly impossible to find someone with something negative to say about Dale as a human being and a basketball coach. From players he's coached to colleagues at the collegiate, high school and club level, everyone raves about his ability to connect with people, his deft ability with X's and O's, his on-court skill development of players and his presence in the community."
National Football League
The Los Angeles Rams are moving closer to the beginning of the final phase of the offseason conditioning program. That would be the time when all players can come together on a field and go through full-squad practices (with some limitations, of course): organized team activities.
The Rams' first OTA is set for May 31 at their current temporary training facility in Oxnard, Calif. Before we get there, we're counting down five of the questions we'll look to get answered when the Rams get going again:
The question: The way the Rams operate, OTAs is the first chance for the rookies and veterans to come together for on-field activities. That means it will be Jared Goff's first chance to go against NFL competition. How will the Rams handle Goff's transition and what can he expect during OTA practices?
Outlook: Long before they moved up from No. 15 to No. 1 to draft Goff, the Rams were adamant that Case Keenum would be the team's starting quarterback at the beginning of the offseason program. Even after drafting Goff, that's likely to be the case. Rams coach Jeff Fisher has said repeatedly that he doesn't intend to throw Goff in before he's ready, though he's also acknowledged that the hope is to have Goff working with the first unit "sooner than later." So as the Rams open OTAs, it's safe to expect Keenum to be working with the No. 1 offense. The only question is whether Goff will begin getting some reps with the starters right off the bat as well.