Odessa candidates

The search at Odessa College is well underway. The Odessa American newspaper, using an open records request, has obtained the names of the 34 applicants. What a great field! There are a lot of very successful former and current head coaches in the field, as well as former and current DI assistants. Here’s the list:

Zachary Quinn Janus, Odessa College assistant men’s basketball coach

Patrick Nee, Independence (Kan.) Community College head coach

Earl Bethea, Allen University (S.C.) basketball coach and intramural director, 2006-2010

Glen Hefferman, Aurora (Ill.) University assistant men’s basketball coach

Randy Lee, Tennessee Temple University head men’s basketball coach, formerly the men’s basketball coach at UTPB

John D. Meeks, Jr., Wallace State Community College (Ala.) head men’s basketball coach

Mark J. Osina, Mercer University assistant men’s basketball coach, 2008-2010; Weatherford (Texas) College head men’s basketball coach, 1991-2008

Ahmad R. Moore, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball first assistant coach

Craig D. Tyson, A New Beginning Wolf Pack Basketball Program founder, Skills Basketball program trainer and coach

Denny Surovec, Jr., Montgomery County Community College (Penn.) head men’s basketball coach

Joe Esposito, University of Minnesota assistant men’s basketball coach/director of basketball operations; Angelo State University head basketball coach 1998-2006

Joseph Sean Cornell, West Texas Whirlwinds assistant coach, 2010-2011

Rick Herdes, University of Southern Indiana head basketball coach, 2001-2009

Rick Scruggs, Appalachian State University associate head coach, 2010-2011; Gardner-Webb University head coach, 1995-2010

Cinco Boone, Stephen F. Austin State University assistant basketball coach; Jacksonville (Texas) College head coach, 2009-2010; and Hardin Simmons University assistant basketball coach, 2006-2007

Chris M. Beard, South Carolina Warriors head basketball coach (ABA); Texas Tech University associate head men’s basketball coach, 2008-2011

Daniel Price, University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) assistant men’s basketball coach

Tra Arnold, Blinn College head men’s basketball coach

Michael F. Scutero, Middle Tennessee State University director of basketball operations; assistant men’s basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at Odessa College, 2004-2009

Bobby Finch, Jr., Hillside High School (N.C.) assistant basketball coach, 2001-2007

Trace Bevell, Western Wyoming Community College head men’s basketball coach

Daniel A. Batson, Tallahassee (Fla.) Community College assistant basketball coach

Lance Garrett Von Vogt, Peninsula College (Wash.) head basketball coach

Stott Carter, Eastern New Mexico University assistant coach

Brian Burg, Campbell University assistant coach; assistant coach at Western Texas College, 2006-2007

Zachary M. Roman, Highland Community College (Ill.) head men’s basketball coach

Eric Bozeman, Southern Arkansas University head men’s basketball coach

John D. Douglas, Tuskegee University assistant men’s basketball coach

Tim McGraw, North Lake College (Texas) head men’s basketball coach

Allen Caveness, California State University Dominguez Hills assistant men’s basketball coach

James Walter Voight, Bluefield State College (W.V.) head men’s basketball coach, 2010-2011; New Mexico JC head men’s basketball coach May, 2009-2006

Erik Pastrana, Labette Community College (Kan.) head assistant men’s basketball coach

Jose V. Rosario, Social Studies Teacher, DeWitt Taylor Middle-High School in Pierson, Floria

Carl W. Nash, Xinjiang Flying Tigers Professional Basketball Team head coach in Urumqi, China, 8/2010-10/2010

The search committee is made up if the following:

Wayne Baker, Odessa College athletic director

Ken Tunstall, Odessa College vice president of instruction

Kelly Doster, Odessa College rodeo team head coach

Tommy Clark, Wrangler Club member

Cindy Curnutt, Odessa College director of purchasing

Katherine Phillips, Odessa College student success coach

This will definitely be an interesting search to follow now that we know all of the players, and the quality of the candidate pool.