On Thursday the Atlanta Silverbacks named David Hayes as their new coach for the Atlanta Silverbacks Women of the W-league. With David being named the 2007 Defender of the year and picking up All-league selections in 2007 & 2008 I was expecting to see him signing for a new team. But it looks like he has decided to pursue a new career path. Or is he???
I’m not really one for conspiracy theories but I can’t help but wonder if this is a short term assignment. If I were playing GM for a minute and I was planning to take a season off but then come back I would try to preserve a few building blocks if possible. After selling Mac’s contract who would be one of the most valuable assets to keep around. Maybe someone who could provide veteran leadership, has the ability to be an impact player on both ends of the pitch, and gives you a cornerstone for a new team.
Look, I could be completely off base. Maybe he likes the area , enjoys his gig as Technical Director with the Alpharetta Ambush, and this new responsibility makes it worth while to stay. But maybe, just maybe, there is something more to this signing then meets the eye.
Can you think of anyone from the 2008 roster that you would rather have around if you were going to rebuild the Men’s Silverback Team?