I have heard from multiple sources that Lincoln University (PA) has offered their men’s basketball job to current St. Peter’s staffer Corey Lowery. He would replace former NBA player Doug Overton, who was placed on leave during the season, and subsequently not retained. Lowery has served as the Director of Player Development / Coaching Consultant
The search at East Tennessee State to replace Steve Forbes is underway, and has been a pretty interesting one so far. Many thought assistant (and current interim head coach) Jason Shay would be promoted fairly quickly – that obviously hasn’t happened. I have heard that the president is actively involved in this one, and interviews
A Sunday Edition of the Daily Dirt (not that Sunday is different from any other day at this point…) A few things at ETSU…no secret here, but Steve Forbes took his entire staff – assistants Brooks Savage and BJ McKie as well as DBO Frank Davis with him to Wake (with roles to be determined).
The search at Wake Forest has been moving quickly with interviews taking place since early this week. Here is the updated list – today’s odds in GREEN, Saturday’s odds are in RED: Steve Forbes (2 to 1 / 25 to 1) – Head Coach East Tennessee. Has shot quickly to the top of this search.
Some mid-week DIRT… I’m adding a few names to my original LIST at Wake Forest from Saturday. It now sounds like Harvard’s Tommy Amaker and Northwestern’s Chris Collins are in play here. I’ve also heard that some guys on my original list have already spoken to Wake: Wes Miller (UNCG), Ryan Odom (UMBC), and Steve
I have heard that D3 Bryn Athyn College (PA) is expected to hire Sean Westerlund as their new head men’s basketball coach. Westerlund has spent the past four seasons as an assistant at D3 Hood College (MD). Before that, he was the head coach at the Harford Christian School (MD), where he won three straight
Multiple sources have confirmed to me that Northeastern State University (OK) head coach Mark Downey will become the next head basketball coach at Arkansas Tech. Downey had previously served as the head coach at Tech from 2006-10 where he went 77-43 (.642). During his final season with the Wonder Boys, his squad went 30-2, were
The ink has barely dried on Danny Manning’s monster buyout at Wake Forest, but things will need to move quickly in Winston-Salem. Here are seven potential candidate at Wake with early odds: John Beilein (3 to 1) – Former Head Coach Cleveland Cavs / University of Michigan. Veteran who has proven he can win at
I have heard from multiple sources that the University of the Sciences will hire Mike Conners as their new head basketball coach. He would replace long-time head coach Dave Pauley, who departed midway through this past season. Conners had been an assistant at nearby Drexel for 15 seasons (2001-16). He has also worked at UMass,
I can confirm that Todd Kelly has resigned as the head basketball coach at D3 Illinois Institute of Technology. Kelly had been the head coach at IIT for the past six seasons where he compiled a 75-84 record, including a 12-14 (10-10) mark this past season. He inherited a zero win team back in 2014,