The Delaware State Men’s Basketball program has been in a state of flux since late February when head coach Keith Walker was released. Associate head coach Keith Johnson was named as the interim head coach, and has continued to serve in that role as DSU also searched for a new athletic director. Now that D. Scott Gines has been hired as the AD, attention has been focused on the basketball program. Originally, it was believed that Johnson would remain as the interim head coach for the 2018-19 season. While that may still be the case, at least seven other candidates have been involved here over the past few weeks. The names that I have heard are:
Keith Booth – Former Maryland standout who was the 28th pick in the 1997 NBA Draft. Most recently worked as an assistant at Loyola (MD) from 2013-18. Served as an assistant at his alma mater from 2004-11.
Anthony Evans – Former head coach at Florida International (2013-18) and Norfolk State (2007-13). Has a career mark of 164–188 (.466) as a DI head coach.
Keith Johnson – Interim head coach Delaware State. Has been at DSU for the past four seasons. Also served as an assistant at Coppin State and as the head coach at Cheyney University (PA).
Pat Kennedy – Former head coach at Florida State, DePaul, Towson, Iona, Montana and Pace. Holds a 499-497 career record in 33-seasons as a head coach. Was the 1992 ACC Coach of the Year. Last coached at Pace in 2015.
Rob O’Driscoll – Assistant Coach Drexel University. Has been at Drexel since 2016 following an eight-year stint as the associate head coach at James Madison. Has also been an assistant at Marist and Iona.
Eric Skeeters – Assistant Coach UMBC. Long-time DI assistant who has worked at George Mason, Towson, Virginia Tech, Youngstown State, and his alma mater, Coppin State.
There is also one successful DIII head coach from the DMV area who is involved, along with one other nameless candidate.
It sounds like this search will be wrapped up any day.