recent trend is women assistants, look at this list of potential applicants
big question regardless of hire, as this is likely to be an assistant, is can they recruit? to Joy's credit, she had some dec ent recruits, including a core of this team (Spriggs, Kash, Kennedy, Lovett, Mia,and more albeit she couldn't hang on to Mia)
I'll be shocked if this hire isn't a woman, but could be a guy, not trying to make a political statement, just that the pool of women assistants is so much greater than was out there just even 5-6 years ago
will be a ton of applicants
Sabrina Hernandez (Interim Head Coach, former UCI assistant, track record until a month ago wasn't anything special special, but has been about a good a month of coaching that LB has had since 2014) - can she recruit?
Nicole Proster (Vargas) - UOP, now Fullerton interim head coach, of which she'll likely get strong consideration to take over. Can she recruit?
Erika Dilliard - would she apply, a solid record up at Oregon, would she leave that, and can she recruit? latter years at LB weren't great recruiting-wise
Tyler Hildebrand - Nebraska assistant, question is if he'd even want to be considered
Malia Shoji, Utah assistant, Calif native, yep, related to that other SHoji
Megan Pendergast, UCLA assistant, solid UCLA team this year will be rebuilding next year.
Jason Borchin, Cal Poly assistant, solid record as Poly has become a perenial Big West contender.
big question is for whoever gets the job, is can they recruit?.