When it comes to our list of things we are looking for in a college program, the coach is usually near the bottom or not even on the list to begin with. The recruiting process doesn't really account for the coach being a factor until we are weeks or months into the process. After all, you need to talk on the phone and meet the coach in person on a visit to campus before you really know if they are someone you'd want to play for, right?
But here is the argument that I will make in the moment - the coach should be at the top of your list of things you are looking for in a program. Even before the level of play.