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BREAKING: Kearney fired at Holy Cross

After only one season on the job, Holy Cross has fired Head Coach Sean Kearney. The Crusaders were 9-22 this year- with the 22 losses being the most in the history of the program. The search for a new coach will begin immediately.

St. Michael’s finalists

DII St. Michael’s College (VT) has narrowed it’s search down to five candidates. The finalists are: Tim Cleary – Assistant Coach Boise State Jeff Strohn – former assistant at Northern Illinois, Utah, Marquette and Western Kentucky. Most recently, he was the Head Coach of the Vermont Frost Heaves of the PBL. Jason Crafton – Assistant

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Lavin and St. John’s agree to deal

Steve Lavin has been hired at the Head Coach at St. John’s – a press conference is scheduled for tomorrow to introduce him Lavin has been an analyst for ESPN since UCLA fired him as their head coach in 2003. He had a 145-78 record while at UCLA. There is some info on who we

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Penn retains Allen

Jerome Allen has had the interim tag removed from his title and will remain at Penn as the head coach. Allen took over for Glen Miller after an 0-7 start this past season. Penn went 6-15 (5-9 Ivy) after Allen stepped in, including a victory over nationally ranked Cornell. The Penn grad is currently sixth

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Floyd the choice at UTEP

Tim Floyd will be announced as the Head Coach at UTEP today at a 6:00 press conference. Floyd is currently an assistant with the New Orleans Hornets. He was previously an assistant at UTEP from 1978-86 under the legendary Don Haskins. Floyd resigned as the Head Coach at USC in 2009 amid allegations that he

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Early Siena candidates

The ink isn’t even dry on departed coach Fran McCaffrey’s contract at Iowa, but the names are already starting to roll in as his possible replacements at Siena. Here’s who I’ve heard so far. Mitch Buonagura – current assistant at Siena. A long time assistant (won a National Championship at Villanova in 1985) who has

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Houston rumors

The search for Tom Penders replacement has really begun to heat up. Lat Friday, former Kentucky head coach Billy Gillispie met with UH Athletic Director Mack Rhoades. The two worked together at UTEP when Gillispie was the head coach there and Rhoades was the executive senior associate athletics director. There are some reservations about Gillespies

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Wagner Finalists

Wagner has narrowed its coaching search down to three. They will all meet with school officials this week and a decision could be made has early has this weekend. Below are the three finalists. Danny Hurley- is the youngest of the finalist, played for his father at St. Anthony’s, then went on to star at

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Central Florida to hire Jones

Sources are reporting that Marshall Head Coach Donnie Jones will be announced as the next head coach at Central Florida. Jones led Marshall to a 24-9 record this past season, and advanced to the second round of the CBI tournament. He was an assistant to Billy Donovan for 11 seasons at Florida and part of

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St. John’s nearing decision

Our sources are telling us that St. John’s is close to naming it’s next head coach – with an announcement expected as early as Wednesday. Former UCLA Head Coach Steve Lavin is believed to be the leader right now. If he is hired, it is expected that he will compose a staff of guys with

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Houston Interviews

Houston will be interviewing three candidates this week, Texas assistant Rodney Terry,Villanova assistant Chris Walker and former Texas Tech head coach James Dickey. Dickey, who is the newest addition to the list was the head coach at Tech from 91-01 and spent 02-08 as an assistant at Oklahoma State. We mentioned some other names earlier

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Field narrowed at Toledo

Apparently Toledo AD Mike O’Brien has narrowed down the field for the vacant men’s basketball job and has begun interviews. According to my source, Memphis assistant Willis Wilson (former Head Coach at Rice) interviewed on Saturday and Western Carolina Head Coach Larry Hunter interviewed yesterday. Also, UW-Green Bay Head Coach Tod Tod Kowalczyk is scheduled

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