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Iona Hires Coach

Iona College will announce Tim Cluess as its new head coach Thursday. Cluess has spent the last four seasons at C.W. Post. In that time he led his teams to a 98-23 record which includes a trip to the DII elite eight two years ago.

Siena to hire Buonaguro

Mitch Buonaguro will be the next head coach at Siena according to our sources. A deal will be finalized tomorrow and a press conference is likely for Friday. Buonaguro has been an assistant on Fran McCaffrey’s staff at Siena for the past five seasons. He was the head coach at Fairfield (1985 to 1991) and

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Gaudio out at Wake

Dino Gaudio has been relieved of his duties as the men’s basketball coach at Wake Forest.The university has scheduled a press conference for 4:30 Wednesday. Gaudio is 61-31 overall in three season since taking over for Skip Prosser.

Tulane update

According to our sources, three candidates have been interviewed at Tulane. Former Oregon Head Coach Ernie Kent is on campus and interviewing today. Robert Morris Head Coach Mike Rice and Citadel Head Coach Ed Conroy both interviewed yesterday. My source says that the job will pay between $320,000 and $400,000. Conroy is also involved at

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Decision at Boston College imminent

The next coach at Boston College may be announced as early as today. Our sources are telling us that Cornell Head Coach Steve Donahue will be the choice here. He has apparently beaten out Northeastern Head Coach Bill Coen and Fairfield Head Coach Ed Cooley. BC AD Gene DeFilippo is leaving for the Frozen Four

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Purnell to DePaul

Clemson Head Coach Oliver Purnell is going to be named Head Coach at DePaul. A 2:30 press conference is scheduled to announce the hiring. Purnell is expected to sign a 7-year deal which is expected to be worth more than $15 million. He has been Clemson’s head coach for the past seven years and took

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Conroy headed to Tulane

Sources are confirming that The Citadel’s Ed Conroy will be named Head Coach at Tulane tomorrow. Conroy officially turned down the UNC-Wilmington job earlier today paving the way for him to accept the Tulane offer. Sources also say that Mike Rice (Robert Morris) was offered the job first, but turned it down.

UNC-Wilmington situation

One of the longest searches out there is still going. After firing head coach Benny Moss on January 28th, the search for his successor continues. We know that Citadel head coach Ed Conroy was offered the job last week. We hear that he has not accepted it yet because he has gotten involved at Marshall.

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Danny Hurley to Wagner

Sounds like Danny Hurley will be named the next head coach at Wagner. An official announcement will be made sometime today. This makes the most sense; we will keep you posted when it becomes official.

Assistants on the move in NYC

Here is what I’ve heard surround some NYC area assistants spots…. Drexel assistant Tony Chiles will be hired by Steve Lavin at St. John’s. Chiles has a ton of connections in the city and has spent time as an assistant at Iona and Manhattan. Also, former UVA and Depaul Head Coach Dave Leito is scheduled

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Updates from Indy…..

A couple of quick things I’ve heard while hitting the bars in Indy….. Pitt’s Tom Herrion interviewed at Marshall. Bobby Lutz (former HC at UNC-Charlotte), Jason Gee (assistant Cleveland St.), and Buzz Peterson (App. St.) will interview as well. Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins has gotten involved at Charlotte. There appears to be a ton of

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Holy Cross

Sources are telling us that former BU coach Dennis Wolf has already interviewed for the open position. Next up is UMass Lowell head coach Greg Hernda, he will be meeting with Dick Regan on Monday.