UTPA Interim Athletic Director Ricky Vaughn has narrowed the list of candidates to replace Tom Schuberth to four. They are all scheduled to interview with in the next ten days. They are:
Charlotte assistant Bobby Kummer – scheduled to interview today (5/11).
North Texas assistant Bill Foy – will interview Tuesday 5/12.
Nicholls State assistant Kevin Johnson (a UTPA alum) – scheduled for Friday 5/15.
St. Edwards head coach Ryan Marks – will be on campus Tuesday 5/19.
Vaughn has done a great job cutting the list down. He’s found four quality candidates. As I’ve been saying all along, I believe Johnson is the man for the job. He played at the school, and has been a DI head coach. UTPA will need someone like him that will be able to sell the school and get them back on track. There is a pending NCAA investigation and the program is down to 8 scholarship guys. Definitely a tough situation for anyone, but hiring an alum who has a connection to the school would be the right thing to do.