JUCO DIRT: Northwest Florida Finalists

NJCAA DI Northwest Florida State College is nearing the end of their search for a new head basketball coach. They are down to four finalists to replace Steve DeMeo who became an assistant coach at St. John’s earlier this spring. I’ve heard from multiple sources here, who have told me the final four are:

  • Mike Gillian – Former head coach at Longwood. Former assistant at FIU, George Mason, and Bowling Green
  • Butch Pierre – Former interim head coach at LSU. Former assistant at Memphis, NC State, Oklahoma State, Mississippi State, and Charlotte
  • Jake Williams – Head Coach USC Salkehatchie. Former assistant at NWF.
  • A current DII head coach (who is a former DI assistant and JUCO head coach).

I have also heard that Ranger College head coach Billy Gillispie and Eastern Florida head coach Jeremy Shulman were the two early targets here, but both elected to stay put.

It sounds like an announcement will be made this week.

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