Daily Dirt – 3/27/17

Been a busy day…just wanted to get caught up on a few things that I’ve heard…

  • Glen Miller is no longer the Associate Head Coach at UConn. He had been on the staff there for the past seven seasons, serving the past five as the Associate Head Coach . The former head coach at Brown and Penn, Miller had also spent seven previous seasons on Jim Calhoun’s staff prior to returning in 2010. No official word yet on why he departed the staff.
  • Bob Richey has been named as the Interim Head Coach at Furman. He will coach the Paladins as they continue to play in the C.I.T., and I have heard that he will be considered for the opening once the season ends. He has been at Furman for the past five seasons.
  • Boston Celtics Micah Shrewsberry will have a second interview with UMass. Before joining the Celtics back in 2013, he was an assistant at Butler and Purdue. I have also heard a high major assistant who was involved removed himself from consideration this weekend.
  • Speaking of former Butler assistants…I have heard that Nebraska assistant (and former Butler assistant) Michael Lewis is involved at Austin Peay. I’ve heard from good sources that he was on-campus last week. Salary could be an issue here. Been hearing for a while that Wes Long was the leader here – not sure why this is taking so long at this point.
  • VERY early names at Dayton: Ball State head coach James Whitford, former Alabama head coach Anthony Grant, Northern Kentucky head coach John Brannen, current Dayton assistant Tom Ostrom, and Ohio State assistant Greg Paulus. More as this search gets going…
  • I have heard that Cornelius Jackson will replace Chris Duhon as an assistant at Marshall. Jackson, a Marshall alum,  had been at Cleveland State since 2013. Duhon resigned mid-season (Marshall Assistant Resigns)
  • Former Florida State head coach Pat Kennedy is chasing the Florida A&M job. He has also been the head coach at DePaul, Montana, and Towson. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve heard former South Florida assistant Rod Strickland is believed to be involved as well.
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