Former Syracuse player Paolo Ciferri to return to Dome a coach

first_img Published on February 6, 2018 at 10:41 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturco Syracuse escaped with a 9-8 victory over Binghamton in April 2017. The game followed a trend of close fourth-quarter comebacks from the Orange and was one of 11 one-goal games that year. This year, though, Binghamton returns to the Carrier Dome to open the season with an extra edge.Instead of playing under Syracuse head coach John Desko, former defensive midfielder Paolo Ciferri is now an assistant coach at Binghamton. Ciferri said the Bearcats are “hungry” for revenge and that he knows the tendencies of his former teammates. That in turn helps Binghamton slow down a young SU offense that sports just three returning players on its starting line.“It’s a big emotional feeling here, always going to be great to go back to the Dome,” Ciferri said. “… But I’m looking forward to getting the opportunity to take down the Orange now.”Since being hired by Binghamton head coach Kevin McKeown, Ciferri has been assigned to three units. He assists with the defensive unit with McKeown, who also serves as the “defensive coordinator,” and heads both the faceoff and riding units. The riding unit counters the opposing team’s clears.To understand how to coach the faceoff unit, Ciferri “shadowed” SU assistant Kevin Donahue at times last year. He already knew the role of the wings during faceoffs because he manned that position for a few years at Syracuse, but faceoff specialists remained a relatively unknown area. So, Ciferri paid attention to what Donahue would point out to Syracuse’s faceoff specialists and brought over drills to develop certain faceoff techniques. Most of the drills Ciferri now runs at Binghamton were picked up from Donahue, Ciferri said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe even sat down with former Syracuse faceoff specialist Joe DeMarco and spoke with two-time Tewaaraton Nominee Ben Williams about different tactics. From DeMarco, Ciferri learned the techniques Williams used to become one of the best faceoff specialists in the country. Talking to Williams was an added bonus.“Conversations and conversations and film and film,” Ciferri said. “That’s where I learned what I know, and hopefully I’ll be able to apply that to give us a little advantage on Saturday.” Kevin Camelo | Digital Design EditorThe biggest advantage for Ciferri comes from being a captain and fifth-year player under Desko. He’s familiar with the system and run-and-gun style Syracuse runs, and he defended current SU players like Jamie Trimboli and Matt Lane, among others, in practice.He was also the veteran who offered advice to many of Syracuse’s now-starting defenders. Ciferri still keeps in contact with most of the team, even joking around with them over text.“He must’ve seen the tape (on me),” said redshirt sophomore and defensive midfielder Nick Martin, “because he texted me saying, ‘Hey, you gotta pull that one in transition.’ Because I didn’t shoot when I had a decent look … It’s gonna be fun seeing him.”The hardest task come Saturday, Ciferri said, will be learning about and watching the freshmen. Tucker Dordevic has started every scrimmage at midfield, and Brendan Curry is on the second midfield line. There’s little information available outside of word-of-mouth and players’ recruitment processes, Ciferri said, so seeing how players perform on the big stage leads to mid-game adjustments.For many players, playing against a former teammate who is now a coach is a first. And for Desko, it’s more about coming out and taking home a win in Syracuse’s first game of the season.“You want to show (Paolo) who the coaches are and who the players are,” Desko quipped.Desko also said it’s rare for players to join a college coaching staff a year after graduating. But Ciferri has always wanted to coach; that’s why he took a liking to shadowing Donahue and spoke with many former players to understand areas of the game he was relatively unfamiliar with.“I can’t see myself separating myself from the game,” Ciferri said. “If I can’t play as much as I used to, then I figure the next best thing is coaching.“I feel like I have a high-level lacrosse mind, and it’d be a shame to waste it.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Scorching temperatures expected at Wimbledon.

first_imgWhile later on Court One, French Open champion Stan Wawrinka takes on world number 48, Victor Estrella Burgos. Womens fourth seed Maria Sharapova will be in the second match on Court 2 as she faces world number 123, Richel Hogenkamp.Top seed Serena Williams is last up on Centre – she takes on Timea Babos of Hungary.Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic faces a tricky encounter against the verteran Finn, Jarko Nieminen.last_img

President Trump to Fill Fed Vacancies

first_imgPresident Trump to Fill Fed Vacancies in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines According to Fox Business, President Trump is looking to fill several vacancies within the Federal Reserve—and fast.Following his campaign disapproval of the central bank’s low-interest-rate policies, many speculate President Trump will choose candidates that are in favor of increased costs for borrowers. However, instead of choosing academic scholars with backgrounds in economics, his picks will more than likely come from the investment banking, private equity, or business realms.The Trump administration is focused on trying to find a candidate to fill the position of Vice Chairman for supervision, a role fit that he wants someone with a background in community banking to fill.One name that has been mentioned in the public eye was David Nason, an executive for General Electric and former Treasury Department official. Other potential candidates the Trump administration has considered include former BB&T Corporation Chief Executive John Allison and Rep. French Hill (R-Arkansas), a former banker who was recently re-elected to his second House term.”There’s no reason to think Trump would go for one of these really predictable, hawkish academics who’s schooled in balancing inflation,” said Sarah Binder, a political-science professor at George Washington University. “He seems to want people, as best we can tell, with a background in finance or a background in business that brings some sort of real world—from Trump’s perspective—appreciation for the good stuff that low rates can do,” she said.With Governor Daniel Tarullo’s term ending in April, Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s term concluding next February and Stanley Fischer’s term as vice chairman ending in June of next year, President Trump will make the decision to replace these individuals or keep them on the board of governors. According to Fox Business, the last time a new president didn’t nominate the Fed chairman to another term was back in the 1970s. Sharecenter_img February 20, 2017 530 Views Fed Trump Vacancies Yellen 2017-02-20 Staff Writerlast_img read more