Friday, January 16, 2015

College | Jim McLaughlin’s image removed from Washington volleyball website

Washington and Notre Dame still mum as sources confirm that McLaughlin confers with Notre Dame players


see also: “Jim McLaughlin leaving UW volleyball program for Notre Dame, sources say” [The Seattle Times]

When you visit, the official website of the Washington Athletic Department, you can select a link for each of UW’s 20 intercollegiate sports. On the home page for each sport, you’ll find an image of the head coach next to a quote from that coach.

Until today, the volleyball home page featured a photo of Jim McLaughlin, with his name beneath the quote, “Everything we do must be better than what our opponents do.” The quote remains, but McLaughlin’s name is now gone and his image has been replaced by a photo of a team huddle. His official bio is still on the site.

Those otherwise innocuous edits are the first unofficial acknowledgement of what we reported here last week: that Jim McLaughlin told his players on January 8 that he is leaving Washington after 14 seasons as head coach. Since then, a total of 10 sources—including 8 coaches—have provided details about his departure, though none of the sources agrees to be named. As we report today on the Seattle Times website, some of those sources have confirmed that McLaughlin has begun meetings with Notre Dame players, where he is expected to be named the next coach.

Tomorrow, by the way, marks the end the annual NCAA-mandated “dead period” for recruiting high school players. Over the next several months, college coaches will be travelling to watch prep players as they participate in club volleyball tournaments across the country. 


  1. This whole thing just gets more bizarre. Doesn't UW Athletics have a Communications Officer?

  2. I just got an email from Scott Woodward about the expectation that ND will announce in the coming days, along with a statement from Jim.

  3. As of now gohuskies has the official announcement


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