Monday, August 03, 2009

Onalfo GONE!

Thad over at The Back Post has the breaking news, with the press release coming soon, that Coach Onalfo has been dismissed by the Wizards. The move comes after the Wizards embarrassing 6-0 loss to Dallas on Sunday. Along with Onalfo being let go, assistant coach, Kris Kelderman was also let go. That leaves Kerry Zavagnin and John Pascarella as the two remaining coaches.

The interim coach will not be announced until the team has been informed following Monday's off day, but you have to think Zavagnin and Pascarella are the leaders to be the interim coach. My guess is it would be Zavagnin in the interim role and potentially see Paul Rideout step up as an assistant to help out.

I'm shocked that this move happened so quickly. The last 2 months without a win have been frustrating and it's finally come to a head. I thought that this move could be coming after Saturday, but not this soon. Good for OnGoal for stepping up, seeing there was a problem, and working to fix it.

Thanks to what Onalfo has brought, he at least got us back to the playoffs finally, but the team has not improved under him in the last 2 and a half years, we are still a boarderline playoff team.


Jim said...

Part of me says that Vermes should have gone too but I guess you wait until the end of the season to run his a$$ out of town. He can go do "scouting" for someone else that needs high priced players that don't pan out or love to be on the sationary bike.

Reepicheep said...

Good move.

KCB said...

First step in the right direction hopefully. But we got a long road ahead of us, IMHO.