Today’s Daily Dirt…
Early names that I’ve heard in the mix for spots on Dwayne Killings new staff at Albany include Vermont assistant Hamlet Tibbs and Roman Catholic (Philly) head coach Matt Griffin. Tibbs has been at UVM for the past seven years, but coached at Albany Academy, and with the Albany City Rocks before that. Griffin played at Boston University when Killings was an assistant there.
I’ve heard that Lance Egnatz, who spent last season as the interim head coach at D2 Clayton State, is in the mix to join Josh Schertz staff at Indiana State. Egnatz, who has also served as the associate head coach at Tennessee Martin, worked for Schertz at Lincoln Memorial from 2008-12. It also sounds like current LMU GA Cooper Neimand is in the mix for an administrative role (DBO?) at ISU.
Todd Turner and Collegiate Sports Associates have the College of Charleston search. Early names here include current C of C associate head coach J.D. Powell, NC Central head coach LeVelle Moton, NC A&T head coach Will Jones, Minnesota (New Mexico?) assistant Ed Conroy (former head coach at The Citadel + Tulane), and Nova Southeastern head coach Jim Crutchfield.
Names at George Mason include Tennessee assistant Kim English, Winthrop head coach Pat Kelsey, and Miami assistant Chris Caputo (an assistant at Mason during their Final Four run in 2006). It appears that English is far and away the leader right now.
Some names to keep an eye on at Portland are Eastern Washington head coach Shantay Legans, and Montana State head coach Danny Sprinkle. The search here is moving pretty quickly at this point.
High major staff shake-ups…Cameron Dollar out at Washington (I mentioned it earlier today HERE). Also, now getting reports that Luke Murray is out at Louisville. More on this one soon.
I mentioned yesterday that I heard Bryant’s Jared Grasso was no longer a candidate at Fordham. Stadium’s Jeff Goodman is reporting today that Grasso is “among the finalists”. Interesting to see how this will play out…I guess I’ll owe him some beers if my guys were wrong!?!?