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    Former Cyclone Lacey Leaves MCC Coaching, Back to Australia Due to Visa Expiration

    Former Cyclone and WNBA player, Alison Lacey was named "interim volunteer head coach" for Marshalltown Community College at the beginning of December, in the wake of Larry Roberts, the program's head coach being put on administrative leave for alleged NJCAA rules violations. Her debut as a coach was enthusiastically received in a victory over NJCAA Div II number 2 ranked, Central College.

    However, Alison's visitor's visa ran out only a few weeks after being named coach, and she was forced to return to Australia, putting the head coaching position at MCC in limbo. According to an article in the Marshalltown Times-Republican Dan Huntley, MCC's Athletic Director is quoted as saying:
    "“We are currently trying to work to secure a working visa for her so she can go through the process with us,” Huntley said Monday.

    Officially, MCC has an opening for a women’s head basketball coach and is accepting applications.
    When asked directly if Lacey was the coach if her visa issues are fixed, Huntley had this to say:
    “We have an open position. She’ll be an applicant. We think highly of her, her skills, what she’s done and accomplished in college and in this area she is well known.
    “I think she’d be a great asset for us, to help us and is eager and energetic, a young, strong woman that I think wants to make a difference in the coaching world. She’s got some things going for her that we like. “I don’t know if there’s any other applicants. At this point, it might be a moot point. Hopefully we’ll know in a few weeks.”
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    Personally, I hope Alison can find somewhere to live that she can feel welcome and a job she can find satisfaction and joy in. I hope her visa issue can get resolved, for she is most certainly welcome and appreciated here in Iowa, one of the great places in the world that supports and appreciates women's basketball.


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    Re: Former Cyclone Lacey Leaves MCC Coaching, Back to Australia Due to Visa Expiratio

    I'll just marry her. Problem solved.



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    Re: Former Cyclone Lacey Leaves MCC Coaching, Back to Australia Due to Visa Expiratio

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    I'll just marry her. Problem solved.
    After me....


    Sad deal for her though. What a joke. She should qualify for citizenship if Australia allows dual citizenship.



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    Re: Former Cyclone Lacey Leaves MCC Coaching, Back to Australia Due to Visa Expiratio

    Travis Hines (sportswriter for the M'town paper) tweeted that Lacey is back on the bench for tonight's MCC WBB game. That's really good news.



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    Re: Former Cyclone Lacey Leaves MCC Coaching, Back to Australia Due to Visa Expiratio

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    Travis Hines (sportswriter for the M'town paper) tweeted that Lacey is back on the bench for tonight's MCC WBB game. That's really good news.

    Which one of you guys married her?



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    Re: Former Cyclone Lacey Leaves MCC Coaching, Back to Australia Due to Visa Expiratio

    He further tweeted that she has accepted the permanent head WBB coaching position at MCC.



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    Re: Former Cyclone Lacey Leaves MCC Coaching, Back to Australia Due to Visa Expiratio

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    Which one of you guys married her?
    If she's still available, I'd be more than happy to have that honor...

    I mean, I may have to move to Marshalltown... but hey. Worth it.



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    Re: Former Cyclone Lacey Leaves MCC Coaching, Back to Australia Due to Visa Expiratio

    Quote Originally Posted by Let's Go State View Post
    After me....


    Sad deal for her though. What a joke. She should qualify for citizenship if Australia allows dual citizenship.
    She's good looking and has to obey the law, unlike the millions of illegals here protected by the liberals here (tobuy cheap votes)

    Lacey must of tried to register as a 'Republican' here, and the DMC found out



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    Re: Former Cyclone Lacey Leaves MCC Coaching, Back to Australia Due to Visa Expiratio

    Could we be developing a new juco pipeline? Aus will get some good experience for the day when one of BF's coaches moves on for whatever reason.



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    Re: Former Cyclone Lacey Leaves MCC Coaching, Back to Australia Due to Visa Expiratio

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    Travis Hines (sportswriter for the M'town paper) tweeted that Lacey is back on the bench for tonight's MCC WBB game. That's really good news.
    Great news!

    I read somewhere that it takes about three weeks to process a AU/USA work visa. So the timing seems about right. It happened pretty much as I expected.



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    Re: Former Cyclone Lacey Leaves MCC Coaching, Back to Australia Due to Visa Expiratio

    Keep the political stuff out of this thread.

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    Re: Former Cyclone Lacey Leaves MCC Coaching, Back to Australia Due to Visa Expiratio

    Quote Originally Posted by kas4cy View Post
    .I mean, I may have to move to Marshalltown... but hey. Worth it.
    Plus you'll always have a good taco johns to go to.



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    Re: Former Cyclone Lacey Leaves MCC Coaching, Back to Australia Due to Visa Expiratio

    she came through the drive-thru at Culvers earlier today and I handed her food to her



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    Re: Former Cyclone Lacey Leaves MCC Coaching, Back to Australia Due to Visa Expiratio

    Living in Marshalltown just got a lot better for me.



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    Re: Former Cyclone Lacey Leaves MCC Coaching, Back to Australia Due to Visa Expiratio

    Good for Auz!!!



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