The search to replace Rodney Terry at Fresno State is moving quickly. It sounds like there are five coaches that are currently in the mix, with interviews wrapping up shortly. The list includes:
- David Grace – Assistant Coach UCLA. Has been at UCLA since 2013. Also worked at Oregon State, San Francisco, and Sacramento State. Served 20 years of active duty service in the U.S. Air Force before starting his coaching career.
- Justin Hutson – Associate Head Coach San Diego State. In his second go around at SDSU (2006-11, 2013-present). Was the associate head coach at UNLV between his stints with the Aztecs. The Bakersfield, CA native has also been an assistant at Cal Poly.
- Stan Johnson – Associate Head Coach Marquette. Just wrapped up his third season with Steve Wojciechowski at Marquette. Also served as an assistant at Drake, Utah, and Cal State Northridge.
- Byron Jones – Interim Head Coach – Fresno State. Had been on Rodney Terry’s staff for the past five seasons. Has also worked at UNC Wilmington, Winston-Salem State, Denver, Eastern Kentucky and Central Oklahoma. Will head to UTEP with Terry if he does not get this job.
- Russell Turner – Head Coach UC Irvine. Led the Anteaters to an 18-17 (11-5) record this season – snapping a streak of 5 straight 21+ win seasons. Holds a 157-122 in his eight seasons at UCI. Former assistant at Stanford and Wake Forest.