USC track coach Caryl Smith Gilbert has resigned to become the new track coach at Georgia.
This was obviously agreed to before USC won the women’s NCAA title on Sunday.
I mentioned the Georgia-Smith Gilbert link back on April 23.
Georgia had to offer a good deal because Smith Gilbert secured a job at USC for her husband when she came to USC.
USC assistant coach Quincy Watts, an Olympic gold medalist, will be a strong candidate to replace her.
This will be hard for some to believe but more than a few people at USC won’t miss Smith Gilbert, who had a prickly demeanor, alienated some alumni and routinely fired assistant coaches almost as often as Clay Helton.