The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Vice President and Director of Athletics Chasse Conque announced on Monday the hiring of 2017-18 Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Coach of the Year Matt Figger, who had been the head coach at Austin Peay for the last four seasons, as the new men’s basketball head coach. Figger will be formally introduced to
In yesterday’s DAILY DIRT, I mentioned that Matt Figger was the “hot” name at UTRGV. Today, there are multiple reports, including one from Pete Thamel, which say that Figger is indeed the choice there. Figger has spent the past four seasons as the head coach at Austin Peay, where he has gone 76-51 (.598). Before
A very quick Saturday edition of the Daily Dirt… I’ve heard from multiple sources that the hot name right now at UTRGV is Austin Peay head coach Matt Figger. It sounds like he was on campus this week. More on this one as I hear it. The Kenny Payne to DePaul rumors are getting more
The search at East Tennessee State to replace Steve Forbes is underway, and has been a pretty interesting one so far. Many thought assistant (and current interim head coach) Jason Shay would be promoted fairly quickly – that obviously hasn’t happened. I have heard that the president is actively involved in this one, and interviews
Ryan McIntyre, who was with Austin Peay State University head coach Matt Figger as a graduate assistant at South Carolina during last season’s Final Four run, has joined Figger’s staff at Austin Peay as Director of Basketball Operations. A 2016 graduate from West Virginia, where he worked as student manager and ascended to head manager
Austin Peay State University athletics will hold an 11 a.m., Thursday, press conference to introduce Matt Figger as the 12th head men’s basketball coach in program history. Figger comes to Austin Peay on the heels of a whirlwind Final Four run as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator under Frank Martin at South Carolina.
I have heard that the search to replace Sean Woods at Morehead State is in the final stages, and could be down to the final two. Witt/Kieffer is running the search which drew 115 applicants. I have heard that the final group that likely included: Jeremy Ballard – Assistant Coach Pittsburgh Josh Schertz – Head