The amount of talent among the collegiate ranks is astonishing. But let’s be clear: the relative power, longevity and financial reward of a college job makes luring someone away from a power five conference gig to the WNBA prohibitively difficult. There’s a reason Stephanie White left a very stable Indiana Fever position for the head job at Vanderbilt, and why Geno Auriemma, for instance, hasn’t been seriously linked with a WNBA job (much as reuniting him with Stewart would be amazing to see).
But would someone like Charlotte Smith, who has built the Elon program, or Aaron Roussell, who has turned Bucknell into a mid-major power out of the unlikely perch of the Patriot League, be plausible? This could be the right call for the Storm, too.