March 15, 2016 at 3:33 pm #26132
The firings are coming at a fast pace. The following are either open already, or may be open this offseason:
Others are sure to be added. I think Danny Hurley would certainly be a leading candidate at Rutgers. Other hot commodities would be Brad Underwood (Stephen F. Austin) and maybe Bryce Drew (Valpo).
I think Brett Reed is probably not a candidate for any of these, but could sneak into the conversation somewhere. He would probably want to be here next year, when team looks to be very strong, then maybe exit with Kempton. If they make NCAA next year, and he stays at Lehigh, he may be a lifer here, which is not a terrible thing.March 15, 2016 at 3:48 pm #26133
Few more that I neglected, and some of these would be more in line with a Reed move, in my opinion.
La Salle – John Giannini struggled lately
DePaul – Dave Leitao poor basketball coach
St Louis – couple of really bad seasons
Drexel – OPEN, and would be a logical spot
Marist – interviewed there before, team still terrible
Brown – Ivy step up?
Cornell – 5-6 down years
Wash State – relatively new coach, still awful (could Logie get a look?)March 15, 2016 at 5:07 pm #26136
St. Louis would be a really good job to land. Plenty of resources, great arena,and the only basketball team in a major city with no NBA team. Jim Crews, who never should have been given the job, messed it up but it can again be a very good program.
LaSalle is a definite possibility but not as good a job. Tough to win there. Of course a number of jobs will open up over the next six weeks as coaches move up to the power conference jobs. I imagine Reed will be on someone’s list for some of those.March 15, 2016 at 5:17 pm #26138
Funny you should bring this up 90. I had just checked out the Whitworth College basketball team site. They’ve done pretty well the last 5 years. 126-20. Not too shabby. Some young coach named Logie. If Dr. Reed would move on, he’d be a great option. Just hope someone doesn’t steal him sooner.March 15, 2016 at 8:04 pm #26139
I think Logie would be on speed dial and almost an automatic hire. Although, I’m sure they would interview Antoni Wyche and Kyle Neptune.March 16, 2016 at 4:42 am #26146
Doubt Reed is looking or highly desirable right now. Would be odd to leave before TK and AP’s senior years.
The highly speculative coaching rumors site Hoopdirt did have this tidbit on Drexel last week that could potentially include Reed in its vague category:
Drexel: Parker Executive Search is running this one and I’ve heard that they plan on bringing guys in over the next few days. There are a bunch of names floating around and they are all coaches from great academic schools. In addition to a few high major assistants, there are a some high academic DI head coaches on the list. (hoopdirt.com)
Agree with all that Logie would be the logical choice (fastest D3 coach ever to 100 wins) if and when Reed does leave. Wyche and Neptune as mentioned above are other names. I’d add Mitch Gilfillan to any short list as well. Logie has been outstanding in the regular season, but he has not had much success in the tournament – especially considering where his teams have been ranked going in. Interested to watch that over the coming years.March 16, 2016 at 12:22 pm #26147
An under the radar name that I like for a bigger school in Steve Pikiell at Stony Brook. 20 wins in 6 of the last 7 years and 1st or 2nd in league 6 of 7 years. Finally, broke through and made NCAA this year. If they make any noise, and I think they could, he might be a hot commodity.March 16, 2016 at 3:08 pm #26148
I loved Stony Brook to make noise but they got an awful matchup in Kentucky. If they played Arizona I’d have taken them to the Sweet 16 in all of my brackets.March 16, 2016 at 6:20 pm #26149
That is an awful matchup, didn’t realize they drew Kentucky.
Albany coach has had a pretty nice run in the same conference. Don’t hear his name much in job rumors.March 16, 2016 at 6:34 pm #26150
Hurley pulls name from consideration at Rutgers. Wow, that is saying something. You turn down big money at Big 10 to stay in A-10 at a lesser A-10 school. And, all you need to do to recruit is drive to see your dad.
Sounds like search has moved on to Pikiell and GW coach (Lonergan) and perhaps Kevin Boyle in the mix.March 16, 2016 at 6:42 pm #26151
Apparently, Doug Overton is a leading candidate at Drexel. His son will be playing for the Dragons next year, after transferring from Wake Forest.March 16, 2016 at 6:58 pm #26152
A little bit off topic but as we speak of the roller coaster of coaching changes, there are already 64 players who have declared that they are transferring.March 23, 2016 at 5:30 pm #26223
In surprising move Jamie Dixon leaves Pitt and goes back to his alma mater, TCU.
Also, apparently Zach Spiker and Matt Langel on the short list for Cornell.March 23, 2016 at 5:45 pm #26224
And somebody on the Bucknell site says Dr. Brett may be on the Drexel list. I couldn’t find any confirmation on this, but to me that wouldn’t make much sense on his end. At least not this year.March 23, 2016 at 5:53 pm #26225
Couple places say Reed candidate at Drexel.
Forgot to mention, Pikiell to Rutgers.
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