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UCSB Women's Rugby Coaching Change

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This petition was created in regards to the failure of Marquise Goodwin to step down from his position of Head Coach of Women’s Rugby for the University of California at Santa Barbara.

The team has elected Sara Cratsenburg and Jenifer Ortega as Vice President and President respectively, and trust that they will make decisions that will reflect the wishes of the majority. Also to make decisions that will benefit the team. The administration has decided to not renew Marquises contract, due to the reasons listed below.

Will not compromise


Complaints from other teams

including their players and coaches

Complaints from USA Rugby licensed referees

Failure to appear important team events events

Verbal acknowledgement that he no longer wishes to continue at his position

Failure to respond to inquisition of whether or not he would return to his position

Lack of communication as a whole

Disrespectful attitude towards opposing team players

While we do not deny the success we have had this year is partly attributed to Marquise and his coaching skill, we also acknowledge that he is not the best fit for our team due to the reasons listed above. We also believe that our success can be replicated thanks to the hard work and dedication of the young women who make up this program.

The electronic signatures included belong to members of the team who support the administration's decision to no longer rehire Marquise.

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