Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing)
I have heard from multiple sources that the search at George Washington is down to four candidates, all with very important DMV ties. The names that I have heard are:
- Chris Caputo – Associate head coach Miami. Has been with Jim Larranaga for the past 20-seasons – the past eleven at Miami, and the nine before that at George Mason. He was an assistant on George Mason’s 2006 Final Four team.
- Mike Pegues – Former interim head coach Louisville. The DC native played at powerhouse DeMatha HS (DC). Most recently an assistant and then interim head coach at Louisville. Has also been an assistant at Xavier and his alma mater Delaware.
- Jason Williford – Associate head coach Virginia. The Virginia native has been on the staff at his alma mater for the past 13-seasons. Also worked as an assistant at American and Boston University.
- A current head coach from a conference below the A-10 with local ties. Not mentioned here before.
Possibly another high major assistant lurking, but as of right now, this is who I have heard is in the final group. More on this as I hear it.