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Could someone tell me the duties/functions of the "Graduate Assistant".  I notice we have 3 listed.  I presume they have responsibilities at practices.  Do they receive compensation/benefits?  Just curious.

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50 minutes ago, slot canyon said:

Could someone tell me the duties/functions of the "Graduate Assistant".  I notice we have 3 listed.  I presume they have responsibilities at practices.  Do they receive compensation/benefits?  Just curious.

Not sure of their responsibilities/duties, but I’m sure they at least get a stipend. I’m a graduate assistant in the Harbert College of Business, and I get a monthly stipend along with the university covering my tuition fees for grad school. 

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2 hours ago, OlderWhiskey said:

Did I miss an announcement re Ruby Rojas?  She's no longer shown on the coaching staff.

Wow. That didn't last long, huh? I wonder if all this coronavirus downtime got her wishing she was back in California...and found another job closer to home?

 

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I did not want to start any rumors but noticed about 3 weeks ago on her twitter account she no longer listed herself as assistant coach Auburn University so I wondered if something was brewing.  She has not indicated a new position at this point.  Don't know if financial restraints played any role in all this.  Too bad we could not have hired CJK when he departed UAB but I wonder if  CMD would have wanted him on the staff. 

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7 hours ago, OlderWhiskey said:

Did I miss an announcement re Ruby Rojas?  She's no longer shown on the coaching staff.

No, but it’s been known for a while.

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7 hours ago, 4WDE said:

No, but it’s been known for a while.

This is disappointing. I was hoping she'd be a significant contributor, she had the credentials to do so.

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10 hours ago, Mikey said:

This is disappointing. I was hoping she'd be a significant contributor, she had the credentials to do so.

Same here.

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19 hours ago, 4WDE said:

No, but it’s been known for a while.

Known, but not known 'why' she is no longer on the staff? Somebody knows....

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6 hours ago, steeleagle said:

Known, but not known 'why' she is no longer on the staff? Somebody knows....

Well she spent many years on the  Left Coast and life in Alabama had to be a huge culture shock.   Away from family and friends, an opportunity to coach in a Power 5 conference may not have been worth it to her.   She may have planned on staying for only a year and the pandemic shortened it.  Hopefully an insider can enlighten us.

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Spoke to Mark Murphy and he checked into and said she went back west to be with her family.  Also, said he hears her replacement is lined up already and should be announced sometime this summer.

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I believe her marriage was fairly recent, maybe last few years and she has frequently put praises about her family on her twitter account.  I was wondering how she might hold up being so far from home.  Sorry to see her go.

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34 minutes ago, slot canyon said:

I believe her marriage was fairly recent, maybe last few years and she has frequently put praises about her family on her twitter account.  I was wondering how she might hold up being so far from home.  Sorry to see her go.

Her LinkedIn account shows she left in May, so it has been a while, I guess, when she decided to leave.

Yes, she seemed like a gritty ex ball player who would have related well to the girls.

This virus has caused a lot of changes and redirections even for coaches who made moves so far from home. 

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i still miss the old coach and still have nothing to say good about his son. a beautiful thing was ruined. i was watching a lot os womens softball. now i think we worse and  our current guy will not get it done. someone tell me i am wrong or give me some hope.......

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2 hours ago, aubiefifty said:

i still miss the old coach and still have nothing to say good about his son. a beautiful thing was ruined. i was watching a lot os womens softball. now i think we worse and  our current guy will not get it done. someone tell me i am wrong or give me some hope.......

Suspect a lot of us feel somewhat the same.  We should be improved in pitching when ever we get to play again and I believe we have some hitting and fielding talent joining the team.  I would repeat what others have said that CMD inherited a troubled situation and then had a season where he lost his top pitcher (Martin).  No doubt good pitching means so much to your season and on paper we should have a good supply next go around.  To your initial point; it was so interesting that Myers basically inherited a team signed by prior coach and quickly made them competitive.  I attended some of his practices and they were very fast paced so that players had to think and react quickly.  Those were some fun teams to watch and I hope we will enjoy some of the same in the future.

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Graduate Assistants act as helpers to their departments, students or professors in a research or administrative capacity. Their primary responsibilities include assisting professors with various administrative tasks, organizing campus events and conducting various research tasks.

cpstest.org

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