Dirt

Candidates at Hofstra

With Tom Pecora’s impending move to Fordham, two names have surfaced as possible replacements at Hofstra. Current Associate Head Coach Van Macon. He’s been at Hofstra for 9 years. Is a NYC native – played at Nassau CC and Southampton. Also has big time NYC AAU ties. Stony Brook Head Coach Steve Pikiell. His Seawolves

Continue Reading →

Pecora to Fordham (UPDATE)

Following up on a blog from this morning…. I’ve now heard from multiple sources that Tom Pecora will be the next Head Coach at Fordham. A 4:00 announcement is expected today with a press conference sometime tomorrow. Hofstra has a 6:00 banquet tonight – that’s why the announcement will be made today. Pecora is expected

Continue Reading →

Toledo Rumors

I’ve heard that Gonzaga assistant Ray Giacoletti is the leader for the Toledo job. He has been a head coach at Utah, North Dakota State, and Eastern Washington – His 10-year record as a head coach is 171-123. Now that Gonzaga’s season has ended, expect and announcement soon. Other names I’ve heard include Lehigh Head

Continue Reading →

BREAKING: Auburn hires Barbee

Tony Barbee has been hired at Auburn. Barbee spent the last 4 seasons (82-52) at UTEP – his Miners went 26-9 this past season and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament. He replaces Jeff Lebo who accepted the head coaching job at East Carolina earlier in the week. The official press conference will take

Continue Reading →

Pecora to Fordham?

Multiple sources (and not the ones you can find on the internet) are telling me that Hofstra’s Tom Pecora will be on Fordham’s campus later today. I believe that he has already been offered the job, and may officially accept it this afternoon. Pecora is a NYC guy – he grew up in Queens and

Continue Reading →

Toledo (Update) / Boise State rumors

Gonzaga assistant Ray Giacoletti ‘s attorney is claiming that he is not involved with the Toledo job. Not sure what’s going on here…we’ll keep you updated. Definitely getting a lot of mixed signals on this one. I can confirm that Portland Head Coach Eric Reveno interviewed at Boise State over the weekend. In four seasons

Continue Reading →

More Seton Hall Rumors

The search at Seton Hall has really heated up. Over the past two days, Seton Hall administrators have had talks (in some form or another) with Mike Rice (Robert Morris), Fran McCaffrey (Siena), and Mike Lonergan (Vermont). They appear to be moving very quickly here, and I would not be surprised if they make a

Continue Reading →

UNC-Wilmington rumors

My sources have told me that UNC-Wilmington AD Kelly Mehrtens has met with three candidates, and is trying to schedule an interview with a fourth. So far, shes had conversations with: Dave Odom – former head coach at Wake Forest at South Carolina. In the Cliff Ellis / Bobby Cremins mold – take a job

Continue Reading →

Seton Hall Rumors

Here’s what I’ve heard over the past few days about the opening at Seton Hall: It appears that Robert Morris Head Coach Mike Rice will get the first interview. I’ve heard that he is scheduled to meet with officials from Seton Hall on Wednesday. Others that have been mentioned: Kevin Willard – Iona Fran McCaffery

Continue Reading →

Jackson out at Howard

Sources are telling us that Gil Jackson has been released at Howard. There has not been an official statement released by Howard, but Jackson’s bio page has been removed, and he is no longer listed in the staff directory. http://www.howard-bison.com/athletics/staff/bios/jackson_gil… http://www.howard-bison.com/athletics/staff/index… Jackson was 37-116 in his 5 seasons as the Head Coach of the Bison.

Auburn Rumors

Auburn AD Jay Jacobs has begun the interview process at auburn. I can confirm that he has contacted at least two current head coaches: Johnny Jones (North Texas) – will reportedly interview this week. Led his team to the NCAA tournament this year (lost to Kansas State). Knows the SEC – former player at LSU

Continue Reading →

BREAKING: East Carolina to hire Lebo

According to our sources, Jeff Lebo will be named head basketball coach at East Carolina. The East Carolina University Board of Trustees will meet today at 4:00 to approve the hiring and the announcement will most likely be officially made tomorrow. Lebo was 96-93 in 6 seasons at Auburn – he had previous stints at

Continue Reading →