Caryl Smith Gilbert
The national title had barely been won and she was already signed to Georgia. It was the quickest exit following an NCAA title in USC history.
Here some behind-the-scenes information on her departure.
Finally get an expanded College Football Playoff format, no thanks to Larry Scott.
The USC football commit from Mater Dei won the Division 2 100 meter title in 10.48 seconds.
Magdi El Shahawy
He brought Caryl Smith Gilbert to USC from Central Florida when he was a Trojans’ senior associate athletic director. He is now deputy athletic director at Georgia. Coincidence? Nope.
She won the 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA championships, the first USC woman to accomplish that feat.
He’s got to hire a new track coach now without even getting to enjoy the NCAA championship. He put this statement out Sunday: “Our track & field program has an incredibly storied history and our momentum has never been greater. We continue to make further investments in our championship program, most recently with the opening of our brand new $16 million on-campus dedicated track & field facility. We plan to move swiftly to name our next Director of Track & Field.”
It doesn’t make her look good that a women’s coach who won two national titles just bolted. But maybe money is more important to her.
If Smith Gilbert couldn’t get a big counter offer from USC after winning two national titles, why does Enfield think he deserves a fat contract extension?
It didn’t seem like there was much coverage of Smith Gilbert’s departure to Georgia.