June 13, 2024

College basketball coaching changes tracker 2024: Wyoming hires Sundance Wicks from Green Bay


Out: Jared Grasso | In: Phil Martelli Jr.
Martelli received the full-time job close to the start of the season. Bryant’s massive win got here in November at FAU. The 19-12 Bulldogs completed third within the America East. Out: John Smith | In: Mike DeGeorge
Smith solely managed 30 wins in 5 seasons. This is a bottom-tier Big West job. DeGeorge spent the previous six seasons at D-II Colorado Mesa and averaged 23 wins with 5 appearances within the D-II NCAA match. Out: Reggie Witherspoon | In: Jim Christian
The Golden Griffins severed from Witherspoon after eight seasons. The program hasn’t danced since 1996 and, earlier than that, 1957. Not a straightforward spot to lure an excellent candidate to. Hiring Christian was a reasonably good pull. Out: Anthony Boone | In: John Shulman
The Bears went 9-23 in Boone’s fourth and last season and didn’t qualify for the ASUN Tournament. Shulman was employed from the University of Alabama-Huntsville after going 112-39 in 5 seasons. Out: Gerald Gillion | In: Scott Spinelli
Gillion spent three seasons with the Cougars. The workforce’s 13-win marketing campaign final season was its greatest in a decade. But he took a job to hitch Rod Strickland’s workers at LIU. Spinelli was bumped up after being an assistant at CSU final season. Chicago State is leaving its unbiased standing and joins the NEC later this 12 months. Out: Pat Kelsey | In: Chris Mack
Mack missed out on Vanderbilt — however this can be a nice second choice. Charleston is considered as a top-tier mid-major job. He was overwhelmingly probably the most certified candidate interviewed. Mack’s profession document is 278-133, and although it ended awkwardly at Louisville, his file is undeniably strong. Nothing is ever assured on this business, however we would search for in three years and see Mack as among the finest will get of a LOADED 2024 cycle. Adding ace assistant Chris Harriman will solely assist issues right here. Out: Barclay Radebaugh | In: Saah Nimley
The Buccaneers caught by Nimley — who was promoted to full-time after a 10-19 season — and following the retirement of Radebaugh, who spent the previous 18 seasons main this system. The Bucs haven’t danced since 1997. Out: Cliff Ellis | In: Justin Gray
When Bob Huggins resigned, Ellis turned the winningest lively coach within the recreation … then he opted to retire in December. This line from Coastal Carolina’s press launch places his underrated 49-year profession into perspective: “With 831 career NCAA victories, Ellis ranks ninth in Division I men’s basketball history in wins, trailing only Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim, Bob Huggins, Jim Calhoun, Roy Williams, Bob Knight, Dean Smith and Adolph Rupp.” As for Gray, he comes over through Western Carolina, the place he went 51-47 in three seasons at a top-two robust job within the SoCon. Out: Brian Earl | In: Jon Jaques
The Big Red job opened after Earl took the William & Mary gig following eight seasons in Ithaca, New York. Cornell went by means of a sluggish course of however employed the suitable man. Jaques’ candidacy made probably the most sense. No have to try to outsmart the method. He’s the man. OK, some transparency (and most significantly): Jaques beforehand wrote for my former unbiased web site, College Hoops Journal, approach again when. From a small-time byline to working an Ivy! Cornell is in a great spot transferring ahead. Out: Mike Davis | In: Mark Montgomery
The Titans went 1-31, the worst win share in D-I. The lone win? IUPUI, which additionally fired its coach. Davis lasted six seasons however by no means received greater than 14 video games. Montgomery comes over through Michigan State and is yet one more Tom Izzo protégé who’s getting a shot to run a program. Out: Darian DeVries | In: Ben McCollum
The business absolutely anticipated DeVries to maneuver to a much bigger job after getting Drake to a 3rd NCAA Tournament. This is traditionally not an excellent program. It must nail the rent to keep away from a plunge within the Missouri Valley — and McCollum comes with an impressive observe document over the previous decade-plus on the Division II degree. Plenty of eyes can be on him subsequent season to see if his system instantly interprets, partially as a result of he handed on a number of prior D-I provides. Out: Keith Dambrot | In: Dru Joyce III
Dambrot retired after Duquesne’s superior/sudden push into the NCAA Tournament, together with an upset of 6-seed BYU within the first spherical, giving the college its first NCAA tourney win in 55 years. Dambrot led the Dukes to their first Atlantic 10 title since 1977 because of 4 wins in 4 days, culminating in a 57-51 victory over VCU within the A-10 title recreation. Joyce was the presumed bump up from inside the program, and that’s precisely what occurred. Out: David Riley | In: Dan Monson
Riley separated himself as a top-two candidate at Washington State after he received 62 video games in three seasons within the Big Sky. How about Monson getting another gig after the bittersweet Long Beach State ending? Monson’s acquired a cabin in close by Idaho, so it’s actually cool for him to return even nearer to residence after his Gonzaga connection within the Nineties. Mark Few, schedule Monson’s Eagles! Out: Jay Young | In: Chris Casey
Young stepped down in October beneath mysterious circumstances that have been by no means clarified by the college. Chris Casey turned interim coach and did an excellent job beneath duress. The Stags have the services to win within the MAAC. Can Casey lastly be the man to do it? Out: Robert McCullum | In : Patrick Crarey II
The Rattlers determined to not renew McCullum’s contract after going 67-133 in seven seasons within the SWAC. The college final made the NCAAs in 2007. Crarey was pulled up from the NAIA ranks, the place he was coach at St. Thomas University. Out: Dusty May | In: John Jakus
As anticipated, May moved on (taking Michigan). Jakus was a shock decide in that the working idea was FAU would both hiring a sitting head coach or promote lead assistant Kyle Church. Instead, the Owls are getting a extremely regarded assistant from Baylor who helped the Bears win a nationwide title in 2021. Jakus beforehand reduce his tooth at Gonzaga. Scott Drew has a powerful coaching tree, which boosted his candidacy for the gig. Out: Justin Hutson | In: Vance Walberg
This one publicly/formally got here open shortly after the Bulldogs misplaced to Utah State within the MW tourney. Hutson’s contract expired and he strikes on after six seasons. It’s a tricky job on this league. Walberg, who focuses on/popularized the dribble-drive movement offense, was an unorthodox alternative at a spot that might want to stand out in an effort to transfer up within the MW. Out: Tim Craft | In: Jeremy Luther
The Bulldogs misplaced Tim Craft, who was courted away by Western Carolina. Luther was promoted from inside and has 11 years of expertise with this system. Out: Sundance Wicks | In: TBD
The Phoenix went 18-14 in Wicks’ lone season, thanks largely to Noah Reynolds, who adopted Wicks from Wyoming and averaged 20.0 factors. This is a tricky job within the Horizon League. AD Josh Moon is vetting a number of names, led by inner candidate Pat Monaghan. It can be a stunner if this job doesn’t fill by week’s finish.  Out: Buck Joyner | In: Ivan Thomas
After 15 years, a change comes at Hampton, which made three NCAAs beneath Joyner, the newest in 2016. The Pirates received 9 video games this season, their second within the CAA after transferring up from the Big South. Thomas is getting the nod and coming over from Georgetown, as he was a longtime assistant beneath Ed Cooley. Out: Ron Cottrell | In: Craig Doty
A significant altering of the guard within the Southland Conference. Houston Christian (previously Houston Baptist) had been led by Cottrell since 1990, when this system was revived as an NAIA college. It went D-I in 2008. Cottrell spent 33 seasons with this system and received 524 video games. Doty comes over through Division II Emporia State. Out: Josh Schertz | In: Matthew Graves
An superb 32-win season for the Sycamores (together with that entertaining run to the NIT championship recreation) in Schertz’s third season, however his departure to Saint Louis was an open secret for some time. The Sycs did the suitable factor by bumping up Graves, who’s certified for the job and provides ISU an opportunity at maintaining its footing within the Missouri Valley … if he doesn’t lose all his greatest gamers to the portal/Saint Louis. Out: Matt Crenshaw | In: Paul Corsaro
Crenshaw managed simply 14 wins in three seasons, however this can be a cellar job within the Horizon League that’s years away from being remotely viable in that convention. From IUPUI’s launch: “Corsaro, an Indianapolis-native, spent the last four seasons as head coach at nearby University of Indianapolis. The past three years, UIndy has gone 68-25 with back-to-back NCAA Division II Tournament appearances and consecutive Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) regular season titles.” Out: Mark Byington | In: Preston Spradlin
Byington was rapidly whisked away by Vanderbilt after main the Dukes to a 32-4 document and an NCAA Tournament look this season, together with a win over 5-seed Wisconsin. Spradlin’s a younger expertise who’s on the rise. He made two NCAA Tournaments at Morehead State and received a pair of regular-season OVC titles. Quality rent at a high-ceiling mid-major. Out: Dan Monson | In : Chris Acker
Just an all-timer. Monson will get fired, makes a mini-miracle run to the NCAAs by successful the Big West as a No. 5-seed, after which his AD tried to take credit score for all of it by saying the firing was a motivational tactic. Monson deserved higher and we are able to’t wait to see the place he lands subsequent. Acker was on workers at San Diego State the previous 5 seasons and will get his first crack at working a D-I outfit. 26 Out: Tavaras Hardy | In: Josh Loeffler
After six seasons and a 66-110 document, Hardy resigned. The Greyhounds hit a nadir this season beneath, ending 7-25. Loeffler spent six years as head coach at Johns Hopkins (2017-23) and was an assistant this previous season at Cincinnati. Out: Dan D’Antoni | In: Cornelius Jackson
Initially it appeared D’Antoni would get another season after 10 on the job, however he’s been changed by Cornelius Jackson, who’s been with this system since 2017. Out: Greg Gary | In: Ryan Ridder
Gary, a former Purdue assistant, coached the Bears for 5 seasons however hovered round .500 every year within the SoCon, the place it’s but to have a 20-win season since leaving the ASUN in 2014. Ridder was employed away from UT Martin. Out: Dana Ford | In: Cuonzo Martin
This one was no shock. Ford lasted six seasons however by no means broke out of the Missouri Valley to make the NCAAs. The college final made the Big Dance in 1999. Martin — who had his first shot at working a program with Mo State in 2008 — makes for an intriguing rent and one which has an excellent probability of working once more. His profession arc is attention-grabbing; he’s acquired a number of tales to inform. Out: Preston Spradlin | In: Jonathan Mattox
The Eagles acquired eight years with Spradlin and averaged 24 wins the previous 4 seasons. Now that he’s off to James Madison, they’ll want to seek out one other diamond within the tough to remain on the prime of the OVC. Mattox spent the previous two seasons as an assistant at Murray State however is a Morehead alum who was on workers with the Eagles from 2013-22. Out: Dan Engelstad | In : Donny Lind
This is a tough MAAC job and Engelstad’s getting an excellent elevate by leaving The Mount to be an assistant at Syracuse. Makes a number of sense, frankly. Lind was pulled up from UNCG, the place he was an assistant the previous few years beneath Mike Jones. Out: Mark Slessinger | In: Stacy Hollowell
This was the ultimate job to fill in 2024. It got here open when Slessinger, after a dozen years working UNO, left to develop into the highest assistant at Indiana State. The Privateers employed a neighborhood man with a world observe document: Hollowell is developing from NAIA however has coached all over the place from Bahrain to China to Lithuania. Out: Jeff Jones | In: Mike Jones
Jones retired in late February, although he had not been coaching since December attributable to a number of well being points. ODU wasted little time and employed the hotly rumored substitute. Mike Jones, an assistant at Maryland, has longstanding D.C. space ties after a 19-year tenure coaching DeMatha High School. He’s additionally an ODU alum. An straightforward alternative. Out: Leonard Perry | In: Dave Smart
Perry changed Damon Stoudamire and received 29 video games in three seasons. This is considered the worst job within the WCC, so getting Smart is a reasonably unimaginable pull for Pacific. He received 656 victories on the Canadian school degree, at Carleton University, in 18 years. He comes through Texas Tech this previous season. Out: Lorenzo Romar | In: Ed Schilling
Romar coached in obscurity for six years and went 117-156. Few campuses have higher dwelling than this one, so even regardless of not making an NCAA Tournament in 22 years, this job attracted a number of consideration. But the Waves made a pluck from an sudden spot. Schilling, Grand Canyon assistant, acquired the call-up after GCU made the NCAAs 3 times (Bryce Drew as the top coach) with Schilling on workers. Out: Scott Pera | In: Rob Lanier
Rice sacked Pera after seven seasons in Houston, the excessive level being 2022-23, when the Owls went 19-16. Lanier deserved to maintain a head job after unfairly being compelled out at SMU after two seasons. Rice lucked right into a best-case situation. Out: Travis Ford | In: Josh Schertz
SLU sacked Ford moments after the workforce’s season ended within the A-10 Tournament. He was there eight seasons and went to 1 NCAA Tournament. Many within the enterprise consider this program has been an underachiever vs. its potential for many years. Schertz is headed to SLU on a six-year deal that can pay him north of $2 million yearly, a supply advised CBS Sports. Could be an ideal match for him. Out: Carm Maciariello | In: Gerry McNamara
The Saints fired Maciariello, doing so following a 4-28 season that ends in the this system ending 357th out of 362 groups at KenPom. But: He was above .500 in his first 4 seasons. Tough enterprise, particularly contemplating he could nicely have taken the Saints to the NCAAs in 2020 had there been a match. Since 1994-95, the common Siena coach has lasted 3.4 seasons at that college. The 40-year-old McNamara was an assistant at his alma mater, Syracuse, the previous 13 seasons. Out: Bryan Mullins | In: Scott Nagy
The SIU alum was pushed out after 5 seasons and an 86-68 document, however no NCAA Tournament appearances. Nagy comes over from Wright State within the Horizon League, the place he spent the previous eight seasons. He’s been a head coach relationship again to 1995, when he was at South Dakota State. Career document: 577-331. The man is aware of ball, of us. Out: Luke Yaklich | In: Rob Ehsan
Yaklich, who had a stout rep as a defensive tactician when he was employed, is out after 4 seasons and a 47-70 document. The Flames made the bounce from the Horizon League to the Missouri Valley in Yaklich’s third 12 months however went 8-32 in league play after transitioning. Ehsan will get a parachute after being on workers at Stanford and getting let go. He beforehand was a head coach at UAB from 2016-20. Out: Dave Dickerson | In: Marty Richter
Dickerson left to function an assistant at Ohio State, the place he beforehand labored beneath Thad Matta. Richter was an assistant the previous six seasons beneath Darian DeVries at Drake. Out: Ryan Ridder | In: Jeremy Shulman
Ridder was at UT Martin for the previous three seasons, however fled the coop for Mercer. The Skyhawks can be on their fifth coach in 10 seasons, and it’s Shulman, who’s a junior school coach. Here’s the nut graf from the college: “Spent the last 14 seasons as head coach at Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Fla. In that span, he became the program’s all-time wins leader (346 victories) and elevated the Titans to a national powerhouse.” Out: Danny Sprinkle | In: Jerrod Calhoun
Sprinkle was employed at Washington after main the Aggies to an NCAA Tournament look this previous season. The job is a terrific one, because it’s been to the NCAA Tournament beneath 5 of its previous six coaches. Calhoun left Youngstown State and can look to proceed a proud custom in Logan. Out: Matt Figger | In: Kahil Fennell
Figger’s out at UTRGV after going 29-65 in three seasons. The Vaqueros have been 6-25 this season. This was a fast hook, but it surely comes simply as this system has determined to depart the WAC for the Southland after 11 seasons. Fennell acquired the gig out of BYU; he received the job even earlier than he knew Mark Pope was going to be the man at Kentucky. Out: Steve Henson | In: Austin Claunch
The Roadrunners are actually available on the market one 12 months into their AAC residency. The program final made the NCAAs in 2011. Claunch, 34, comes over after being a head coach for 5 years at Nicholls and incomes extra stripes on workers at Alabama this previous season. Out: Kyle Smith | In: David Riley
Smith was employed as the following coach at Stanford after main the Cougars to an NCAA Tournament look for the primary time in 16 years. He was an awesome coach on the proper time, and now Wazzu hopes Riley can maintain this system above a 20-win threshold in its transfer to the WCC for the following two seasons. Washington State was a brutally robust power-conference job, however within the WCC, it’s a top-six job. He acquired a six-year deal that begins at almost $600,000. Out: Justin Gray | In: Tim Craft
Job openings create myriad domino results yearly, which is precisely what occurred right here. Gray left for Coastal Carolina, resulting in a change at Western Carolina. Tim Craft comes over after 11 seasons working Gardner-Webb. Out: Steve Lutz | In: Hank Plona
It took longer than anticipated, however Lutz is off to Oklahoma State after only one season with WKU, which included making the 2024 NCAAs. Athletic director Todd Stewart wasted little time, opting to bump up Plona, who beforehand received 87% of his video games in eight seasons on the JUCO degree (Indian Hills Community College). Out: Dane Fischer | In: Brian Earl
Fischer went 55-90 total as William & Mary’s coach. He’s changed by Earl, who went 96-103 in eight seasons at Cornell. Out: Scott Nagy | In: Clint Sergent
The Raiders misplaced Nagy to Southern Illinois, which is a disgrace, as a result of he was about as sharp of a coach as they may have requested for. Sergeant was promoted in-house, and he’s been there virtually a decade. Out: Jeff Linder | In: Sundance Wicks
Wicks spent only one season at Green Bay, the place he led an enormous tunaround: from three wins in 2022-23 to 18 final season within the Horizon League. He was an assistant beneath Linder for 3 years, then took the GB job. He heads again to excessive altitude as a result of Linder acquired an awesome job provide from his longtime buddy, Texas Tech coach Grant McCasland: extra money in an influence convention and with higher job safety. Linder left his put up and Wicks had the job from the second Linder knew he’d be cleared for TTU. Out: Jerrod Calhoun | In: Ethan Faulkner
The Penguins had an excellent one in Calhoun, who opted to take the Utah State job after Tod Kowalcyzk handed and remained at Toledo. Faulkner is one in every of many assistants who was afforded a shot after their boss left for a much bigger job.





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