Texas Pan-American applicants

In a strange move, Texas Pan American has released the names of everyone who has applied for their vacant men’s basketball position. I hope these guys have told their AD’s or head coaches that they have applied. I can honestly say that in all of my years in this business, I have never seen a school release 28 names like this.

Ryan H. Marks – Head Coach – St. Edwards University

Mark E. Slessinger – Assistant Coach – Northwestern State

Peter Schwethelm – Assistant Coach – Lafayette

Mark L. Vann –

Mark R. Dannhoff – Assistant Coach – UTPA

Walter J. Roese – Assistant Coach – Nebraska

Dylan Howard – Head Coach – Hardin-Simmons

Michael Beitzel – Former Head Coach – Hanover College

Johnny Brown – Assistant Coach – Southern Utah

Gregory Arthur Berry – Former Head Coach – New Mexico Highlands

Ricardo Ross –

Paul Ray Johnson –

Thurman Derrell Tucker – Volunteer Assistant – Cumberland University

William Bryan Foy – Assistant Coach – North Texas

Zacharias Parimeros –

Steve L. Payne – Assistant Coach – Tennessee Tech

Ronald L. Abernathy –

John James Papasideris –

Mark J. Pittman – Former Interim Head Coach – Tennessee State

Jean-Paul Simon Afif –

Rolando G. Lopez –

George L. Walker – Former Assistant Coach – University of Houston

Kevin P. Johnson – Assistant Coach – Nicholls State

Dominique O. Taylor –

Ralph Edwin Vaughn –

Jason Keith Steadman –

Robert Francis Kummer –

Mark Ryan Morefield – Assistant Coach – Baylor

Obviously, most guys on this list are not qualified. As I said in an earlier blog, UTPA alum Kevin Johnson should be the front runner. Others to be seriously considered are Nebraska’s Roese and Baylor’s Morefield.