College coaching changes

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We have NIT threads and other threads not strictly pertinent to VCU so thought I would start a college coaching change thread. This thread has absolutely NOTHING to do with WW, nor do I expect it to. I am just following the coaching changes as an interest.

It's a bit dated but the best I could find
http://espn.go.com/mens-college-bas...ching-carousel-which-head-coaches-coming-2016

http://www.sbnation.com/college-bas...8520/2016-college-basketball-coaching-tracker

I'm amazed that Monte Ross was able to stick around DE a long as he did.

Rumor is that Drexel will pick up Army coach Zack Spiker who's record is an unimpressive 102-112.
http://hoopdirt.com/breaking-zach-spiker-to-be-named-head-basketball-coach-at-drexel/

There are a lot of losing coaches out there on the market this year.

Surprised a bit about Matt Brady at JMU....he was 20-9 this year too. But truthfully, I never thought he could bring JMU fully back to a winning program. Then again, I really didn't follow JMU before they had Dillard about 15 years ago and they've been in the basement ever since (except for the last several years under Brady). I wonder who they will get?
 

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We have NIT threads and other threads not strictly pertinent to VCU so thought I would start a college coaching change thread. This thread has absolutely NOTHING to do with WW, nor do I expect it to. I am just following the coaching changes as an interest.

It's a bit dated but the best I could find
http://espn.go.com/mens-college-bas...ching-carousel-which-head-coaches-coming-2016

http://www.sbnation.com/college-bas...8520/2016-college-basketball-coaching-tracker

I'm amazed that Monte Ross was able to stick around DE a long as he did.

Rumor is that Drexel will pick up Army coach Zack Spiker who's record is an unimpressive 102-112.
http://hoopdirt.com/breaking-zach-spiker-to-be-named-head-basketball-coach-at-drexel/

There are a lot of losing coaches out there on the market this year.

Surprised a bit about Matt Brady at JMU....he was 20-9 this year too. But truthfully, I never thought he could bring JMU fully back to a winning program. Then again, I really didn't follow JMU before they had Dillard about 15 years ago and they've been in the basement ever since (except for the last several years under Brady). I wonder who they will get?
I am surprised about Brady. However, Ross got into the NCAA tournament last year. I am surprised Bruiser lasted as long as he did as well. Maybe that explains why they think Spiker is there guy.
 

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I've been thinking something over the last few days, and I wonder what you folks think.

If I am an AD at a bad program in a bad conference, let's say the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, which finished 8-22 and second to last place in the WAC, and I just fired my old coach, why not hire Xavier's assistant coach, Luke Murray (Bill Murray's son)? Whether he is successful or not, you'd get a lot of publicity, and maybe even a donation or something down the line from Bill. Regardless, you'd get a little publicity, which would be a positive for a school that has never been to the big dance.

Thoughts?
 

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Well if you guys want to follow a coaching change my other team is going through a little stress right now. I know we played UC the past few years but I love Cronin and everything he's done for our program. Hoping UNLV doesn't snatch him up. UC is a tough hard nosed program like none other in the NCAA. The half court defense Cronin has is suffocating.
 

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Well if you guys want to follow a coaching change my other team is going through a little stress right now. I know we played UC the past few years but I love Cronin and everything he's done for our program. Hoping UNLV doesn't snatch him up. UC is a tough hard nosed program like none other in the NCAA. The half court defense Cronin has is suffocating.
I honestly don't know why Cronin would jump to UNLV after building Cincy into a contender in the American. Just seems like a step down IMHO.
 

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I honestly don't know why Cronin would jump to UNLV after building Cincy into a contender in the American. Just seems like a step down IMHO.
They can pay him more, have good facilities and apparently it's really easy to recruit high caliber talent there.

That being said; I suspect he was just using UNLV's interest to leverage his position in Cincy. They've promised him renovations and upgrades over the years and haven't followed through, and I think this was him saying "keep your word or find a new coach".

We'll see. I like Cronin, and hope he stays in Cincy.
 

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They can pay him more, have good facilities and apparently it's really easy to recruit high caliber talent there.

That being said; I suspect he was just using UNLV's interest to leverage his position in Cincy. They've promised him renovations and upgrades over the years and haven't followed through, and I think this was him saying "keep your word or find a new coach".

We'll see. I like Cronin, and hope he stays in Cincy.
Can UNLV pay him more? Granted I have no clue about UNLV's financial strength but I have a hard time believing that a power school in the American would not be able to at least match them.
 

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Can UNLV pay him more? Granted I have no clue about UNLV's financial strength but I have a hard time believing that a power school in the American would not be able to at least match them.
Word is they're offering him $3m. That's $800k more than Cincy. No taxes either. It would make him a top 10 paid coach.
 

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Word is they're offering him $3m. That's $800k more than Cincy. No taxes either. It would make him a top 10 paid coach.
Wow, that would explain why he is considering that offer. Rebuilding programs are a hard thing to do.
 
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