This is a sign of the times. Men going into the women’s ranks for coaching opportunities.
The precedent has already been set several times over. Former NBA all-stars have taken head coaching responsibilities for WNBA teams, Ex-Laker great-Michael Cooper and Ex-Piston greats Bill Laimbeer and Rick Mahorn, just to name a few.
Also, UConn Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma has taken his place in history as a college women’s head coach. Not too long ago, on the flip side, Nancy Lieberman took over head coaching duties for an NBA D-league team.
There are many examples of men coaching women and hopefully there will be many more examples of women coaching men soon, too.
Travis Mays (Photo via TexasSports.com)
But for Travis Mays, an ex-Longhorn and NBA player, there is still an air of trail blazing in what he is doing because there haven’t been many younger-generation males who are also former players pursuing women’s college hoops jobs.
But Mays has accepted a job this week to become the ...