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MUScoop => Hangin' at the Al => Topic started by: StillWarriors on May 12, 2021, 11:19:34 AM

Title: Cam Marotta
Post by: StillWarriors on May 12, 2021, 11:19:34 AM
I missed it if this news was posted previously and didn't follow the assistant hirings to know if this was a foregone conclusion, but sorry to see Cam go if that is the case.

https://twitter.com/GoldenEagles_MU/status/1392189672210718725
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Herman Cain on May 12, 2021, 11:31:31 AM
Maybe Cam finished graduate school?

He is a high energy good kid . Will be a good addition to any organization business or athletic .
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: MUUWUWM on May 12, 2021, 08:07:20 PM
No Shaka let him go...or did not retain him so to speak.
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: blue and gold on May 12, 2021, 08:38:34 PM
Cam Marotta is no longer listed as a member of the coaching staff.

https://gomarquette.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster#sidearm-roster-coaches

Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Fluffy Blue Monster on May 13, 2021, 08:07:30 AM
To be pedantic, he was not on the coaching staff.  He was a program assistant on the basketball staff.
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: genious expert on May 13, 2021, 08:16:18 AM
Cam Marotta is no longer listed as a member of the coaching staff.

https://gomarquette.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster#sidearm-roster-coaches

Looks like there is a new Video Coordinator listed. Dayshawn Wells.

So I guess we just need a DOBO now
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: The Lens on May 13, 2021, 09:00:05 AM
Cam and his family definitely are near basketball royalty at MU.  But we all want to win and Shaka needs to do his thing.  I have heard from other #MUBB legends that Shaka has reached out and really engaged.  I think he's walking the right line of respecting tradition / aiming to cut down some nets.

Also, no ones wearing #24 on a Smart team.
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Herman Cain on May 13, 2021, 09:43:40 AM
Cam and his family definitely are near basketball royalty at MU.  But we all want to win and Shaka needs to do his thing.  I have heard from other #MUBB legends that Shaka has reached out and really engaged.  I think he's walking the right line of respecting tradition / aiming to cut down some nets.

Also, no ones wearing #24 on a Smart team.
I believe it would further Cam's career to do something out of the MU basketball orbit. He is a super high quality energetic young man . Over time he would be handsomely rewarded for all that he brings to the table of any organization.
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: blue and gold on May 13, 2021, 10:37:08 AM
To be pedantic, he was not on the coaching staff.  He was a program assistant on the basketball staff.

The below link to an article contradicts your pedantic assessment.

https://marquettewire.org/4020145/sports/marotta-transitions-from-walk-on-to-program-assistant/

Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Fluffy Blue Monster on May 13, 2021, 10:39:27 AM
The below link to an article contradicts your pedantic assessment.

https://marquettewire.org/4020145/sports/marotta-transitions-from-walk-on-to-program-assistant/

Thanks for the correction.
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: brewcity77 on May 13, 2021, 10:50:33 AM
Looks like there is a new Video Coordinator listed. Dayshawn Wells.

So I guess we just need a DOBO now

Recruiting coordinator is listed as an open position.
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: blue and gold on May 13, 2021, 10:52:03 AM
To the best of my knowledge Cam Marotta as a program assistant was included as a member of the men's basketball coaching staff.

Any evidence that he wasn't would be appreciated.


Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Fluffy Blue Monster on May 13, 2021, 10:55:39 AM
To the best of my knowledge Cam Marotta as a program assistant was included as a member of the men's basketball coaching staff.

Any evidence that he wasn't would be appreciated.


No you are correct.  He was listed under coaching staff on last year's roster.
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Billy Hoyle on May 13, 2021, 11:19:21 AM

No you are correct.  He was listed under coaching staff on last year's roster.

he was "coaching staff" but without any coaching duties. His role (like DOBO) is classified as "non-coaching administrative" by the NCAA.

If his last name weren't Marotta would anyone care he's not here anymore?
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: genious expert on May 13, 2021, 11:28:15 AM
Recruiting coordinator is listed as an open position.

I see one for Program Assistant too. Strange that they don't have a listing for DOBO.
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Fluffy Blue Monster on May 13, 2021, 11:42:35 AM
I see one for Program Assistant too. Strange that they don't have a listing for DOBO.


It looks as though Shaka will have one more position that Wojo had the last couple of years. 

The last two years, Wojo had three assistant (associate) head coaches, a special assistant (Judson) and a DOBO (Danny Mads) plus a program assistant (Cam).

Shaka will have the three assistants, a special assistant (Smith), a video coordinator (Wells), a director of recruiting and a program assistant. He's just not labelling one a DOBO.
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: brewcity77 on May 13, 2021, 12:09:04 PM
I see one for Program Assistant too. Strange that they don't have a listing for DOBO.

They also had a program assistant intern position posted. Not sure if that's still up without checking. I imagine the DOBO duties can be handled by others, or they may be announcing it later.
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Mu8891 on May 13, 2021, 01:16:39 PM
To answer a question above ...

Would anyone care if his last name was
Not Marotta ?  No , we would not.

But his last name IS MAROTTA.  Marc
left a long esteemed career and history at MU.  From his playing days to his tragic passing 30 years later, he was one of the best representatives MU has had ...  not to mention his kids and Kim

I sure hope Cam was not “ forced “ out.

He and his family deserve better
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Fluffy Blue Monster on May 13, 2021, 01:24:45 PM
To answer a question above ...

Would anyone care if his last name was
Not Marotta ?  No , we would not.

But his last name IS MAROTTA.  Marc
left a long esteemed career and history at MU.  From his playing days to his tragic passing 30 years later, he was one of the best representatives MU has had ...  not to mention his kids and Kim

I sure hope Cam was not “ forced “ out.

He and his family deserve better


So he should have a lifetime appointment if he wants one?  Look, if his goal is to be a college coach, this is the stuff he will have to deal with.
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: JWags85 on May 13, 2021, 01:57:20 PM
he was "coaching staff" but without any coaching duties. His role (like DOBO) is classified as "non-coaching administrative" by the NCAA.

If his last name weren't Marotta would anyone care he's not here anymore?

No, but Brian Wardle gets brought up here all the time when coaching is spoke of, and he certainly wouldn’t be if he didn’t play at MU.  And Cam’s lineage goes even deeper.

As for being “forced out”, let’s not jump to conclusions.  Shaka has seemingly done everything right culture wise so far, and is close with Doc who is obviously connected to the Marotta’s.   The number of players who enter coaching right away and don’t leave their school for many years is fairly small, and usually limited to places like Duke or where they are coaching for their long time HC.  IF Shaka had a conversation and said “if your goal is to be a college HC, I’d highly recommend expanding your network and experiencing other programs”, that’s good advice and guidance, not forcing someone out.  I HIGHLY doubt he told him “you no longer have a job, don’t care who your dad is, peace”
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Sir Lawrence on May 13, 2021, 02:03:42 PM
No, but Brian Wardle gets brought up here all the time when coaching is spoke of, and he certainly wouldn’t be if he didn’t play at MU.  And Cam’s lineage goes even deeper.

As for being “forced out”, let’s not jump to conclusions.  Shaka has seemingly done everything right culture wise so far, and is close with Doc who is obviously connected to the Marotta’s.   The number of players who enter coaching right away and don’t leave their school for many years is fairly small, and usually limited to places like Duke or where they are coaching for their long time HC.  IF Shaka had a conversation and said “if your goal is to be a college HC, I’d highly recommend expanding your network and experiencing other programs”, that’s good advice and guidance, not forcing someone out.  I HIGHLY doubt he told him “you no longer have a job, don’t care who your dad is, peace”

Wags, I'm not certain Doc and Marc were all that close. 
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: JWags85 on May 13, 2021, 02:11:35 PM
Wags, I'm not certain Doc and Marc were all that close.

Im just going by what I remember when he passed away.  From an article on Cam when he joined the team…

“He was physical and tough, a Steel City kid,” says the Los Angeles Clippers coach. But he was a great guy and a good friend. I talked to him probably a week before he passed.”
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Mu8891 on May 13, 2021, 02:47:59 PM
Wags ...

I did not say he WAS forced out ...
I said I hope he was not.  Going to another program would certainly not hurt him.  Seems like a very good kid.
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Fluffy Blue Monster on May 13, 2021, 03:00:55 PM
Shaka has the right to build his own staff.  All we should expect is that he handles departing players and staff with a high degree of professionalism.  Which I am sure is the case.
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Billy Hoyle on May 13, 2021, 03:07:58 PM

Wags, I'm not certain Doc and Marc were all that close.


I don't know about Marc's final years, but certainly when they were in school together they were enemies due to Marc's ex dating (and eventually marrying) Doc.
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Galway Eagle on May 13, 2021, 03:16:38 PM
I don't know about Marc's final years, but certainly when they were in school together they were enemies due to Marc's ex dating (and eventually marrying) Doc.

Was it marc's ex at the time? I've heard varying reports on this
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: BrewCity83 on May 13, 2021, 04:23:30 PM
Was it marc's ex at the time? I've heard varying reports on this

Uh, no...that was the issue.
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Lennys Tap on May 13, 2021, 04:46:46 PM
Uh, no...that was the issue.

Yeah, she became Marc’s ex when she dumped him for Doc. Not great for team chemistry, but the heart wants what the heart wants.
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Billy Hoyle on May 13, 2021, 04:46:57 PM
Uh, no...that was the issue.

well, technically she became Marc's ex when she left him for Doc. But I get where you're coming from.
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Galway Eagle on May 13, 2021, 05:49:14 PM
So what people are saying is there wasn't any crossover there where Marc and Doc were really close?
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Johnny B on May 13, 2021, 05:52:47 PM
i had calculas with cam. best of luck
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: warriorchick on May 13, 2021, 06:02:07 PM
So what people are saying is there wasn't any crossover there where Marc and Doc were really close?

It's my understanding that they were very close until that happened.
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Lennys Tap on May 13, 2021, 06:20:32 PM
It's my understanding that they were very close until that happened.

Besties.
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Galway Eagle on May 13, 2021, 06:29:11 PM
Besties.

Shared everything
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Newsdreams on May 13, 2021, 07:35:59 PM
It's my understanding that they were very close until that happened.
Yep
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: Goose on May 14, 2021, 09:29:10 AM
Marc and Doc were great friends prior to summer vacation going into Doc's Jr. year. They mended the fence over time and Marc spoke with Doc quite a bit before Marc passed away.
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: muwarrior97 on May 14, 2021, 11:17:32 AM
It's my understanding that they were very close until that happened.

AND if that didn't happen there would be no CAM!  ;D
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: 4everDawson on May 14, 2021, 04:33:31 PM
Shared everything

STOP!
Title: Re: Cam Marotta
Post by: TSmith34 on May 14, 2021, 04:47:44 PM
STOP!
"In the name of love...."