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2017-18 DI Hoops Coaching Carousel

Post by squirrel » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:41 am

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Arkansas Little Rock Wes Flanigan fired. Hired DII Clark Atlanta head coach Darrell Walker.

Bryant Tim O’Shea retired. Hired Iona associate head coach Jared Grasso.

Cal State Northridge Fired Reggie Theus. Hired former Murray State, Alabama, and NC State head coach Mark Gottfried.

Charlotte fired Mark Price. Hired Virginia associate head coach Ron Sanchez.

Chicago State Fired Tracy Dildy. Hired former journeyman DI assistant Lance Irvin.

Colorado State Larry Eustachy fired. Hired Drake head coach Niko Medved.

Connecticut Kevin Ollie fired. Hired Rhode Island head coach Dan Hurley.

Delaware State Fired Keith Walker. Hired UMBC assistant coach Eric Skeeters.

Detroit Bacari Alexander fired. Hired Texas Southern head coach Mike Davis.

Drake Niko Medved left to become Colorado State head coach. Hired Creighton assistant coach Darian DeVries.

East Carolina fired Jeff Lebo. Hired FGCU head coach Joe Dooley.

Eastern Kentucky fired Dan McHale. Hired NC State assistant coach AW Hamilton.

Evansville fired Marty Simmons. Hired Boston Celtics assistant Walter McCarty. McCarty is an Evansville native and has been an NBA assistant since 2010 and before that, he was an assistant for Pitino at Louisville.

Florida Atlantic fired Michael Curry. Hired Florida assistant coach Dusty May. May was generally considered the top or lead assistant but did not hold the associate head coach title.

Florida Gulf Coast Joe Dooley left to become head coach at East Carolina. Promoted assistant coach Michael Fly.

Florida International Anthony Evans not renewed. Hired VCU assistant coach Jeremy Ballard. Ballard has also been an assistant at Illinois State and Pitt.

Fresno State Rodney Terry left to become head coach at UTEP. Hired San Diego State associate head coach Justin Hutson.

Georgia Mark Fox fired. Thad Matta first candidate offered, but declined. Hired former Marquette and Indiana head coach Tom Crean.

High Point Scott Cherry fired. Hired former Tulsa, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Texas Tech and Memphis head coach and High Point alum Tubby Smith.

Incarnate Word Fired Ken Burmeister. Hired (NAIA) Caroll College (MT) head coach Carson Cunningham.

LaSalle fired John Giannini. Hired Villanova assistant coach Ashley Howard.

Longwood Fired Jayson Gee. Hired UMBC Director of Recruiting and Player Development Griff Aldrich.

Louisville Fired Rick Pitino. Interim coach Scott Padgett not retained. Hired Xavier head coach Chris Mack.

Loyola (MD) G.G. Smith fired. Hired Georgia Tech assistant Tavaras Hardy.

Maine fired Bob Walsh. Hired former women’s coach and administrative staff member Richard Barron.

Marist fired Mike Maker. Hired St. Peter's head coach John Dunne.

McNeese State did not renew Dave Simmons. Hired current BYU assistant and former Portland State, Wyoming and UT-Martin head coach Heath Schroyer.

Memphis fired Tubby Smith. Hired Memphis alum and NBAer Penny Hardaway, currently a local HS coach.

Middle Tennessee Kermit Davis left to become Ole Miss head coach. Hired UNC Asheville coach Nick McDevitt.

Mississippi Andy Kennedy fired. Hired MTSU head coach Kermit Davis.

Missouri State Paul Lusk fired. Hired Tennessee State head coach Dana Ford. Ford played at Illinois State and served on the bench at both Illinois State and Wichita State.

Mount St. Mary's Jamion Christian left to become head coach at Siena. Hired DIII Southern Vermont head coach and former Mt. St. Mary's assistant coach Dan Engelstad.

Nicholls State Richie Riley left to become South Alabama head coach. Promoted assistant coach Austin Claunch.

North Alabama Bobby Champagne not renewed. Hired Wyoming assistant coach Tony Pujol.

Pepperdine Fired Marty Wilson. Hired Arizona interim head coach, and former Pepperdine, SLU and Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar.

Pittsburgh Kevin Stallings fired. Hired Duke associate head coach and former VCU and Oklahoma head coach Jeff Capel.

Rhode Island Dan Hurley left to become UConn head coach. Promoted associate head coach David Cox.

Saint Peter's John Dunne left to become Marist head coach. Hired Seton Hall assistant coach Shaheen Holloway.

San Diego Lamont Smith resigned after being placed on administrative leave following non-basketball legal issues. Retained interim head coach Sam Scholl.

Siena Jimmy Patsos resigned. Hired Mt. St. Mary's head coach Jamion Christian.

South Alabama Matthew Graves fired. Hired Nicholls State head coach Richie Riley.

South Dakota Craig Smith left to become head coach at Utah State. Hired Grand Canyon associate head coach Todd Lee.

Southern Did not retain interim head coach Morris Scott. Hired Stetson assistant coach Sean Woods. Woods formerly was the head coach at Mississippi Valley State and Morehead State.

Tennessee State Dana Ford left to become Missouri State head coach. Hired Illinois State assistant coach Penny Collins.

Texas Southern Mike Davis left to become head coach at Detroit. Hired current Nevada associate head coach and former LSU and North Texas head coach Johnny Jones.

UC Riverside Dennis Cutts fired. Hired TCU assistant coach David Patrick.

UMES did not renew Bobby Collins. Appointed Cliff Reed interim head coach, and will retain him in an interim capacity for the 2018-19 season.

UNC Asheville Nick McDevitt left to become head coach at Middle Tennessee. Hired Texas assistant coach Mike Morrell.

USC Upstate Eddie Payne retired, and then the school fired Kyle Perry. Hired former Tulane head coach and Ohio State associate head coach Dave Dickerson.

Utah State Tim Duryrea fired. Hired South Dakota coach Craig Smith.

UT Arlington fired Scott Cross. Hired Texas Tech assistant coach Chris Ogden.

UTEP Tim Floyd retired. Hired Fresno State head coach Rodney Terry.

Western Carolina Larry Hunter retired. Hired Winthrop associate head coach Mark Prosser.

Xavier Chris Mack left to become Louisville head coach. Promoted associate head coach Travis Steele.
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Charlotte has fired head coach Mark Price.

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Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:45 pm

UC Riverside has fired head coach Dennis Cutts. Associate head coach Justin Bell will be the interim coach.

Cutts had coached the Highlanders since 2013 though the team never won more than 14 games in a season nor finished higher than 6th in the Big West while he was there.

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What will DRU do if we drew them in the Challenge next year? :lol:
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Post by squirrel » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:14 pm

Andy Kennedy will not be renewed by Ole Miss.
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... ays-season
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squirrel wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:14 pm
Andy Kennedy will not be renewed by Ole Miss.
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... ays-season
Somebody is going to get a good head coach there....He won in Oxford, MS.....
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Post by SaintLouBrave22 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:46 pm

pndbaseball12 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:35 pm
squirrel wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:14 pm
Andy Kennedy will not be renewed by Ole Miss.
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... ays-season
Somebody is going to get a good head coach there....He won in Oxford, MS.....
He certainly handed our *** to us 3 years running.
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pndbaseball12 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:35 pm
squirrel wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:14 pm
Andy Kennedy will not be renewed by Ole Miss.
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... ays-season
Somebody is going to get a good head coach there....He won in Oxford, MS.....
On the other hand, he kept going .500 or better in a power conference, and only turned that into 2 NCAA appearances in 12 years. That's pretty poor.
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Prediction: there will be 351 D1 head coaches next year. 350 will be male.

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MissouriValleyUnite wrote:
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Prediction: there will be 351 D1 head coaches next year. 350 will be male.
Prediction: Whoever the 1 is will be awful.
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TheAsianSensation wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:43 pm
pndbaseball12 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:35 pm
squirrel wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:14 pm
Andy Kennedy will not be renewed by Ole Miss.
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... ays-season
Somebody is going to get a good head coach there....He won in Oxford, MS.....
On the other hand, he kept going .500 or better in a power conference, and only turned that into 2 NCAA appearances in 12 years. That's pretty poor.
2 NCAA tournaments and 2 NIT final 4’s and 4 other NIT appearances in 12 years. Where can I sign a Bradley up for that?

But on a serious note. The guy had the worst economic situation in his conference year after year, and still produced solid teams. This move could backfire for ole miss

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TheAsianSensation wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:43 pm
pndbaseball12 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:35 pm
squirrel wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:14 pm
Andy Kennedy will not be renewed by Ole Miss.
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... ays-season
Somebody is going to get a good head coach there....He won in Oxford, MS.....
On the other hand, he kept going .500 or better in a power conference, and only turned that into 2 NCAA appearances in 12 years. That's pretty poor.
With no fan support at all. They are the Rutgers of the SEC in basketball. Give Kennedy a fan base that cares and a school that gives 2 ***** about basketball, watch out. I will put it this way, I wouldn’t want to have to play his teams twice every year if he was in The Valley.
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pndbaseball12 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:24 am
TheAsianSensation wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:43 pm
pndbaseball12 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:35 pm


Somebody is going to get a good head coach there....He won in Oxford, MS.....
On the other hand, he kept going .500 or better in a power conference, and only turned that into 2 NCAA appearances in 12 years. That's pretty poor.
With no fan support at all. They are the Rutgers of the SEC in basketball. Give Kennedy a fan base that cares and a school that gives 2 ***** about basketball, watch out. I will put it this way, I wouldn’t want to have to play his teams twice every year if he was in The Valley.
I feel bad for him...he really didn't get a fair shake in Cincinnati after the Huggins exodus and had to deal with entering a new league and immediate defection, but kept it together and still won 21 games, but was never even really given strong consideration to keep the job...

Then he goes to a place where they had only won 9 tournament games in their history before he got there --- he won 11 between NCAA & NIT...and remember, this is a place where basketball takes the back burner to football much of the time.

I think I also read an article where he'd won the 3rd most games in the SEC since his hire in 2006...thats a pretty solid accomplishment, and at 49, I hope he's not done because somebody will get a good one with him.
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SaintLouBrave22 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:28 am
pndbaseball12 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:24 am
TheAsianSensation wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:43 pm


On the other hand, he kept going .500 or better in a power conference, and only turned that into 2 NCAA appearances in 12 years. That's pretty poor.
With no fan support at all. They are the Rutgers of the SEC in basketball. Give Kennedy a fan base that cares and a school that gives 2 ***** about basketball, watch out. I will put it this way, I wouldn’t want to have to play his teams twice every year if he was in The Valley.
I feel bad for him...he really didn't get a fair shake in Cincinnati after the Huggins exodus and had to deal with entering a new league and immediate defection, but kept it together and still won 21 games, but was never even really given strong consideration to keep the job...

Then he goes to a place where they had only won 9 tournament games in their history before he got there --- he won 11 between NCAA & NIT...and remember, this is a place where basketball takes the back burner to football much of the time.

I think I also read an article where he'd won the 3rd most games in the SEC since his hire in 2006...thats a pretty solid accomplishment, and at 49, I hope he's not done because somebody will get a good one with him.
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Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:36 pm

JMM28 wrote:
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Just to update this situation, Eustachy was placed on administrative leave on February 3. His longtime assistant Steve Barnes was named the interim head coach that same day. On February 8, the Colorado State players boycotted practice because of a lack of communication from the athletic department as to the situation. Eustachy was fired the same day.

But that's not all. On February 10, Barnes was also placed on administrative leave until the Colorado State AD finishes his investigation.

Assistant coach Jase Herl has led the team since.

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Post by squirrel » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:33 am

There are some interesting jobs out there...and I know it's a football school, but I would think East Carolina is still a place someone can take up a level.

Pepperdine and Bryant will also be open.

Tim O'Shea left a pretty good gig at Ohio, and perhaps even helped set the table for John Groce, to help his alma mater Bryant in their DI reclassification, which overall did not go well, with 6 single-digit win seasons in 10 years (counting this season with 2), and one of which was as an independent. He did have 3 consecutive top 3 NEC finishes from 2013-15, but quickly bottomed out again.
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Post by squirrel » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:37 am

So I think this is the complete list at this point (but I've probably missed 1 or 2, let me know if I did):

Louisville
Ole Miss
Colorado St
Charlotte
UTEP
East Carolina
Pepperdine
UC Riverside
Bryant
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Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:10 pm

Andy Kennedy's tenure in Oxford is over even sooner than expected:


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Here are some recent stories/reports on the hot seat:
https://sports.yahoo.com/7-college-bask ... 40204.html

https://www.cbssports.com/college-baske ... heir-jobs/

A bunch of familiar names:

Kevin Stallings, Pitt
Dave Leitao, DePaul
Bruce Weber, Kansas St
Tubby Smith, Memphis
Ernie Kent, Washington St
Tim Miles, Nebraska

And then there are those coaches who, because of ethics issues who are appearing on the lists:

Bruce Pearl, Auburn
Tom Izzo, Michigan St
Bill Self, Kansas
Andy Enfield, USC


And then this report has Greg Lansing and Mark Turgeon on it:
http://www.coachesdatabase.com/hot-seat-report/
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Post by Bluejaygrad03 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:37 pm

Newest head coach firing:



Walker became the interim head coach during the 2013-14 season after the previous coach was fired. Walker's best season was in 2014-15 when the Hornets went 18-18 overall and 9-7 in the MEAC and even made an appearance in the CBI.

The Hornets were 3-25 overall and 1-12 in the MEAC this season.

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squirrel wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:15 am
Here are some recent stories/reports on the hot seat:
https://sports.yahoo.com/7-college-bask ... 40204.html

https://www.cbssports.com/college-baske ... heir-jobs/

A bunch of familiar names:

Kevin Stallings, Pitt
Dave Leitao, DePaul
Bruce Weber, Kansas St
Tubby Smith, Memphis
Ernie Kent, Washington St
Tim Miles, Nebraska

And then there are those coaches who, because of ethics issues who are appearing on the lists:

Bruce Pearl, Auburn
Tom Izzo, Michigan St
Bill Self, Kansas
Andy Enfield, USC


And then this report has Greg Lansing and Mark Turgeon on it:
http://www.coachesdatabase.com/hot-seat-report/
Tubby Smith: year 2. Why would he be on the hot seat?????

Miles has done a solid job with Nebraska this year. He certainly should get another year at least (maybe a big extension if they get in and win a game or 2)

Weber has seemingly produced bubble teams year in and year out. Is that good enough?

Kent may deserve the boot.

Leitao: one more year?

Stallings: he inherited a real mess, it looks bad on him because Dixon’s final year was ok but man oh man did he inherit a mess. He should get ample time to fix it but he may not.

Lansing is solid for what they pay. Indiana State has always had solid coaches imo.

Turgeon on the hot seat is a joke. Excellent ball coach that had to completely rebuild the program and had 3 excellent seasons in a row.

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braves1996 wrote:
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Tubby Smith: year 2. Why would he be on the hot seat?????

Miles has done a solid job with Nebraska this year. He certainly should get another year at least (maybe a big extension if they get in and win a game or 2)

Weber has seemingly produced bubble teams year in and year out. Is that good enough?

Kent may deserve the boot.

Leitao: one more year?

Stallings: he inherited a real mess, it looks bad on him because Dixon’s final year was ok but man oh man did he inherit a mess. He should get ample time to fix it but he may not.

Lansing is solid for what they pay. Indiana State has always had solid coaches imo.

Turgeon on the hot seat is a joke. Excellent ball coach that had to completely rebuild the program and had 3 excellent seasons in a row.
I can group a few together: Tubby, Stallings, and Kent weren't wanted when they were hired and folks were VERY critical of how they handled recruits before they ever coached a game at their prospective schools

Turgeon is on the hot seat because folks have a very rosey projection of what Maryland basketball should be and they don't take kindly to "down" years

Bruce Weber is inevitably a bubble guy every year because folks for some reason always expect much more of him than what he and his staff can really provide

Leitao had a really good luck filled run once at DePaul, but thats just not going to happen in this era in the league they are in...much like Rutgers in the Big Ten, they are playing well into the deep end with kids that shouldn't be crossing the rope so to speak.


Lansing is an interesting case because he's gotten them to the dance in a year they weren't supposed to be there, his 1st there, and he has also finished top 3 in the league 3 times in his 8 years there, but they have now had losing seasons the last 4 years there....

He does have a great Freshman class and some more firepower on the way, and Barnes is still just a Soph so I venture to guess they will give him another year of rope and hope for a resurgent year next year, because odds are, if they fire him now, Barnes is gone, Key is gone, Hughes is gone, and thats just getting started as well as their 2 recruits re-opening their school search.
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Post by squirrel » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:41 am

San Diego head coach Lamont Smith was arrested at Oakland International Airport on domestic abuse charges. The Torerors had won at USF 74-71 to finish the regular season at 18-12, 9-9. In his third season, he's taken the program from 9 to 13 to 18 so far this season.

https://www.10news.com/sports/usd-baske ... ce-charges
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