John Smith, who most recently helped Cal State Fullerton to three successive postseason appearances as the team’s associate head coach, was named head coach of the Cal Poly men’s basketball program on Thursday afternoon. The announcement was made during a press conference by university President Jeffrey D. Armstrong and Director of Athletics Don Oberhelman inside
Cal Poly is expected to name John Smith as their next head basketball coach at a 4:00pm press conference on Thursday. Smith has been the associate head coach at Cal State Fullerton for the past six seasons. Before that, he went 96-87 (.693) in nine seasons as the head coach at Riverside City College (CA).
Following up on my Cal Poly search update from Monday… There have been at least five interviews held in Las Vegas so far for the vacant job at Cal Poly. The names that I’ve heard are: Gus Argenal (assistant coach Nevada), Tarvish Felton (assistant coach Fresno State), and Danny Yoshikawa (assistant coach St. Mary’s). I
The search to replace Joe Callero at Cal Poly is moving at warp speed. Callero, who officially resigned on March 6th, coached the last two games of the season for the Mustangs, wrapping up a 6-23 (2-14 Big West) season on Saturday. Callero will reportedly be paid a $137,000 buy out for the one year
Joe Callero, Cal Poly men’s basketball head coach for 10 seasons, will not be retained, Director of Athletics Don Oberhelman announced Wednesday. “I’d like to thank Joe Callero for his ten years of dedicated service to our university,” said Oberhelman. “Joe embraced the academic rigors of Cal Poly and worked very hard to give every
A few things to start the week… Portland State assistant coach Kahil Fennell has joined Chris Mack’s new staff at Louisville as the Director of Basketball Operations. Fennell was the associate head coach at Texas-Permian Basin for two years before joining the Portland State staff prior to last season. An official announcement is expected shortly.
Kevon Davis, who spent the previous two seasons as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s Director of Player Development, was promoted to an assistant coaching position Friday afternoon by ninth-year head coach Joe Callero. “I’m proud to be promoting coach Davis into a full-time assistant position,” Callero said. “He has demonstrated a tremendous work ethic
Eighth-year Cal Poly men’s basketball head coach Joe Callero completed the program’s support staff for the upcoming season Monday afternoon with the announcement that Kevon Davis has been appointed as the team’s freshly-created director of player development. Davis, who arrives at Cal Poly after serving the previous two seasons as the assistant coach at two-year
Some things that I’ve heard… I have heard that Ryan Price will be joining that staff at Southern University as the Director of Player Development and special assistant. Price, the son of Lamar University head coach Tic Price, served as an assistant at Prairie View A&M in 2014-15, and was an assistant at Southern before
Head coach Joe Callero and the Cal Poly Athletics Department completed the Mustang men’s basketball team’s coaching staff with the announcement that Pawel Mrozik has joined the program as associate head coach. Mrozik (below) arrives at Cal Poly after building Mountain Mission School (Grundy, Va.) into a national powerhouse. Ranked continuously among MaxPreps.com’s top 100