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2008 College Basketball Coaching Changes

Jun
24
2008
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Category: college basketball, College Basketball Coaching News, Featured News

In order to keep track of the mad, mad world of college basketball coaching changes for 2008, we’ll keep a table updated for you.

Updates:
Mississippi Valley St.: Sean Woods Takes Job
Bryant: Ohio’s O’Shea Makes Shocking Move to Bryant

Coaching Openings & Potential Candidates

SCHOOL

OLD COACH

POTENTIAL CANDIDATES

Filled Positions

SCHOOL

OLD COACH

NEW COACH

Alcorn St.

Samuel West

Larry Smith – WNBA Sparks assistant

Others Considered: Luther Riley – Provine (HS) coach, Thomas Billups – Lanier (HS) coach

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Van Holt

George Ivory

Arkansas St

Dickey Nutt

John Brady – former LSU coach

Brown

Craig Robinson

Jesse Agel – Brown assistant

Others considered: Tim O’Shea – Ohio University coach, Paul Fortier – Washington assistant, Mike Brennan – American assistant

Bucknell

Pat Flannery

Dave Paulsen – Williams coach

Others considered: Tim O’Shea – Ohio coach, Bill Courtney – UVA assistant, Nathan Davis – Bucknell assistant

Others: Carl Danzig – Scranton coach, Tom Herrion – Pitt assistant, Brett Gunning – Villanova assistant, Sean Kearney – Notre Dame assistant, Robert Burke – Georgetown assistant, Gary Close – Wisconsin assistant, Dave Paulsen – Williams coach, Tim Welsh – former Providence coach,

Bryant

Max Good

Tim O’Shea – former Ohio coach

Others considered: Deshon Gaither – Bryant assistant, Dwayne Pina – Bryant Assistant

California Ben Braun

Mike Montgomery

Others Considered, Mentioned, Rejected Offers: Mike Dunlap – NBA assistant, Randy Bennett – St. Marys coach, Mark Fox – Nevada coach, Tony Bennett – Washington St. coach, Jaime Dixon – Pitt coach

Centenary

Rob Flaska

Greg Gary – Duquesne Assistant

Others considered: Steve Payne – Tennessee Tech assistant, Charlie Schaef – Ouachita Baptist, Larry Bagley – former Centenary assistant, Mark Slessinger – Northwestern St. assistant

No Longer Candidates: Happy Osborne – Georgetown College, Chad McDowell – LSU-Shreveport

Detroit

Perry Watson

Ray McCallum – former Indiana assistant

Other: Brad Soderberg – former SLU coach, Mike Jackson – Michigan assistant, Kevin Mondro – Detroit interim coach Others: Barry Hinson – former Missouri St. coach, Gene Cross – Notre Dame assistant

Drake

Keno Davis

Mark Phelps – Arizona St assistant

Runner-up: Gary Close – Wisconsin assistant

One-time Potential Candidates: Chris Davis – Drake assistant, Matt Woodley – Wash St. assistant, Greg Lansing – Indiana assistant, Steve Forbes – Tennessee assistant,, John Groce – Ohio St. assistant Others: Dan Monson – former Minnesota coach, Sean Sutton – former OSU coach

Florida Atlantic

Rex Walters

Mike Jarvis – former St. Johns coach

Former Candidates: , Mike Balado – FAU assistant, Brad Soderberg – former SLU coach, Dan Hipsher – South Florida assistant, Mike Jaskulski – UCF assistant, Lewis Preston – Florida assistant

Others: Jorge Fernandez – Miami assistant, Jeff Price – Georgia Southern coach, Perry Clark – Tx A&M; – CC coach, Tom Schuberth – TX Pan American, Stan Jones – FSU assistant

Grambling St.

Larry Wright

Rick Duckett – former South Carolina assistant

Other Candidates: Cameron Dollar – Washington assistant, Robert Kirby – Mississippi St. assistant, Roman Banks – Southeastern Louisiana assistant

Others: Michael Lyons – Grambling HS coach, Dale Zimmerman – Wossman HS coach

No longer candidate: Tic Price – North Texas assistant

Idaho George Pfeifer Don Verlin – Utah St. assistant

Indiana

Kelvin Sampson /Dan Dakich

Tom Crean – Marquette coach

Others Considered, Mentioned, Rejected Offers: Tony Bennett – Washington St., Dan Dakich – Indiana interim coach

Jacksonville St.

Mike LaPlante

James Green – Mississippi Valley State coach

Others considered: Philip Pearson – Alabama assistant, Timothy Maloney – UMass assistant, Charles Burkett – Hoover High coach

James Madison

Dean Keener

Matt Brady – Marist coach

Kent State

Jim Christian

Geno Ford – Kent assistant

Loyola Marymount

Rodney Te
ntion

Bill Bayno – Portland (NBA) assistant

Others Considered, Mentioned, Rejected Offers: Gib Arnold – USC assistant, Bob Burton – Cal-Fullerton coach, Mike Dunlap – NBA assistant, Brett Gunning – Villanova assistant, Brad Soderberg – former SLU coach

LSU

John Brady

Trent Johnson – Stanford coach

Others Considered, Mentioned, Rejected Offers: Tavis Ford – UMass coach, Tony Bennett – Washington St. coach, Oliver Purnell – Clemson coach, Paul Hewitt – GA Tech coach, Mike Brey – Notre Dame coach, Andy Kennedy – Ole Miss coach, Butch Pierre – current interim coach, Johnny Jones – N. Texas , Anthony Grant – VCU coach

Marist

Matt Brady

Chucky Martin – Memphis assistant

Others considered: Pat Sellers – UConn assistant, Joe Jones – Columbia head coach, Steve Masiello – Louisville assistant , Fred Quartlebaum – St. John’s assistant Longshots: Paul Lee – Northwestern assistant, Garland Mance – Detroit assistant, Brian Nash – St. Francis coach

No Longer Candidate: Brett Gunning – Villanova assistant, Danny Hurley – Newark’s St. Benedict’s Prep, Robert Burke – Georgetown assistant, Tom Herrion – Pitt assistant

Marquette

Tom Crean

Buzz Williams – Marquette assistant

Others considered: Chris Lowry – SIU coach, Brad Brownell – Wright St. coach, Bob McKillop – Davidson coach

Others: Jim Boylan – Chicago Bulls coach, , Sean Miller – Xavier coach, Brian Gregory – Dayton coach, Lon Kruger – UNLV coach, Kevin Stallings – Vanderbilt coach, Brad Stevens – Butler coach, Rob Jeter – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee coach, Larry Krystkowiak – Milwaukee Bucks coach

Others: Steve Lavin – former UCLA coach

Claims not to be a candidate: Rick Majerus – SLU coach

Maryland – Eastern Shore

Meredith Smith

Frankie Allen – UMBC assistant

Massachusetts

Travis Ford

Derek Kellogg – Memphis assistant

Others interviewd: Tim O’Shea – Ohio coach Tim Maloney – UMass assistant Pat Sellers – UConn assistant

Longshots: Bob McKillop – Davidson coach Tom Moore – Quinnipiac coach Fran McCaffery – Siena coach Mike Rice – Robert Morris coach Brett Gunning – Villanova assistant Steve Masiello – Louisville assistant Kevin Willard – Iona coach

Claim to no longer be a candidate: Tony Barbee – UTEP coach

Mercer

Mark Slonaker

Bob Hoffman

Mississippi Valley St.

James Green

Sean Woods – former TCU assistant

Others considered: Lacey Reynolds – former Grambling coach, Harvey Wardell – Tougaloo College assistant,

Missouri State

Barry Hinson

Counzo Martin – Purdue assistant

N.J.I.T. Jim Casciano Jim Engles – Columbia assistant

Norfolk State

Dwight Freeman

Anthony Evans

Ohio University

Tim O’Shea

Jim Groce – Ohio St assistant

Others considered: Mark Montgomery – Michigan St. assistant, Buzz Peterson – former Coastal Carolina coach, John Rhodes – Ohio associate head coach

Oklahoma St.

Sean Sutton

Travis Ford – Umass coach

No Longer Candidates: Bill Self – Kansas coach, Chris Lowry – SIU coach, Billy Gillespie – Kentucky coach

Oregon St.

Jay John

Craig Robinson – Brown coach

Others Considered, Mentioned, Rejected Offers: Bill Grier – San Diego coach, Randy Bennett – St. Marys coach

Pepperdine

Vance Walberg

Tom Asbury

Providence

Tim Welsh

Keno Davis – Drake coach

Others considered: Tim O’Shea – Ohio coach, Fran Frashilla – former Providence assistant, Will Browne – Albany coach, Kevin O’Neill – former Arizona assistant, Larry Shyatt – Florida assistant

Longshots: Larry Brown – former Knicks coach, Dave Leitao – UVA coach, Jim O’Brien – former Ohio St. coach, Longshot: Phil Martelli – St. Josephs coach, Bob McKillop – Davidson

No longer Candidate: Jim Larannaga – George Mason Coach, Craig Robinson – Brown coach, Travis Ford – UMass coach

Rice Willis Wilson

Ben Braun – former Cal coach

Others Considered, Mentioned, Rejected Offers: Kevin O’Neil – former Arizona assistant, Gene Cross – Notre Dame assistant, Steve Hensen -UNLV coach, Bob McKillop – Davidson coach, Ben Braun – former Cal coach, Rick Byrd – Belmont coach

Sacramento State

Jerome Jenkins

Brian Katz – San Joaquin Delta College

Others Considered: Cameron Dollar – Washington assistant, Tony Marcopulos – Cabrillo College coach

San Francisco

Jessie Evans / Eddie Sutton

Bob Burton – Cal-Fullerton coach

Bill Carr – San Diego assistant, David Carter – Nevada assistant Others: Steve Lavin – former UCLA coach, Rodney Tention – former LMU coach, Longshot: Sean Sutton – former Oklahoma St. coach

South Carolina Dave Odom Darin Horn – WKU coach

Others Considered, Mentioned, Rejected Offers: Jeff Capel – Oklahoma coach

Stanford

Trent Johnson

Johnny Dawkins – Duke assistant coach

Others considered or mentioned: Larry Krystkowiak – former NBA coach, Blaine Taylor – ODU coach, Doug Oliver – Stanford assistant, Eric Reveno – Portland coach, Doug Wojcik – Tulsa coach,

Others: Randy Bennett – St. Marys coach, Mike Dunlap – NBA Denver assistant, Mark Fox – Nevada coach, Ken Bone – Portland St. coach, Bill Grier – San Diego coach Not a candidate: Mike Montgomery – Cal coach, Keno Davis – Drake coach, Larry Brown – former NBA coach

St. Francis (PA)

Bobby Jones

Don Friday – Lycoming College coach

Others considered: Matthew Driscoll – Baylor assistant, Mark Bass – St. Joseph’s assistant Others: John Mahoney – Michigan assistant, Kurt Kanaskie – Penn St. assistant, Bob Rukavina – Pittsburgh@Johnstown

TCU

Neil Dougherty

Jim Christian – Kent coach

Toledo

Stan Joplin

Gene Cross – Notre Dame assistant

Others Considered: Brad Soderberg – former SLU coach, Ray McCallum – former Indiana assistant, Tim Welsh – former Providence coach,, Dan Peters – Ohio St. assistant, Will Browne – Albany coach

No longer candidates: Buzz Peterson – former Coastal Carolina coach, Ben Braun – former Cal coach

Texas Southern

Ronnie Courtney/Robert Moreland

Tony Harvey

Texas Tech

Bob Knight

Pat Knight – Texas tech assistant

Western Illinois

Derek Thomas

Jim Molinari – former Bradley coach

Others Considered: Ray Harper – Oklahoma City coach, Barry Hinson – former Missouri St. coach, Matt Margenthaler – Minnesota State-Mankato coach , Joe O’Brien – Idaho State coach, Brad Underwood – Kansas State assistant

Western Kentucky

Darin Horn

Ken McDonald Texas assistant

Others Considered, Mentioned, Rejected Offers: Leonard Hamilton – Florida St. coach, Kurtis Townsend – Kansas assistant

More updates to come, Stay tuned.

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  • Anonymous

    Ohio University has hired Ohio State assistant John Groce as its men’s basketball coach. Groce, 36, was introduced at a news conference Friday.

  • Anonymous

    Brown names Agel new coach

    Brown University didn’t look far for its new men’s basketball coach.

    The Ivy League school said Monday it has selected assistant coach Jesse Agel to replace Craig Robinson, who left after two seasons to take the coaching job at Oregon State. Robinson is Barack Obama’s brother-in-law.

    Agel was Robinson’s assistant for two years. Before coming to Brown, the 46-year-old Agel was an assistant at Vermont for 17 years.

    Brown won a school-record 19 games last season, finishing second in the Ivy League and earning a bid to the inaugural College Basketball Invitational.

  • Anonymous

    Great site. I love the coaching change updates. Here’s another one:

    Bobby Jones resigned from St. Francis (PA) on 4/22

  • Nice job with this…NJIT hired Jim Engles, an assistant from Columbia.

    http://collegebasketball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=775184

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