Friday, April 9, 2010

Sizing up coaching vacancies

Here's a quick update on college coaching vacancies in the Carolinas and ACC:

CHARLOTTE: The Observer's Jim Utter is reporting that Ohio State assistant Alan Majors has accepted the 49ers job.

CLEMSON: The Tigers were stunned when Oliver Purnell left earlier this week for DePaul. But there reports that Al Skinner -- recently fired at Boston College -- has already interviewed for the job. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, one of Clemson's top recruits, Atlanta forward Marcus Thornton, has already requested his release from Clemson.

WAKE FOREST: Athletics director Ron Wellman is known for keeping coaching searches close to his vest. According to the Winston-Salem Journal, names to replace the fired Dino Gaudio have included Minnesota's Tubby Smith (who played in college at nearby High Point), Wright State's Brad Brownell (a former UNC Wilmington coach), Dayton's Brian Gregory, Richmond's Chris Mooney and Ohio's John Groce.

GARDNER-WEBB: Former Charlotte assistant Rob Moxley has reportedly interviewed for the job to replace the fired Rick Scruggs.

THE CITADEL: With Ed Conroy moving on to Tulane, the Bulldogs' job is now open.

UNC WILMINGTON: Conroy apparently was close to accepting the Seahawks job -- open for months after Benny Moss was fired -- before going to Tulane. So Wilmington is likely back to square one.

East Carolina (Jeff Lebo) and Boston College (Steve Donahue) have filled their jobs.

Will Appalachian State's job come open? Buzz Peterson's name continues to be linked to Marshall's vacancy. -- David Scott


Anonymous said...

The Wake move still seems stupid. Why fire a coach that had gone to the NCAAs twice? Who does Wake think they are?

Anonymous said...

Agreed...they've been to what, one Final Four ever?

I mean it's Wake we're talking about here...

Unknown said...

Hire Mickey DeMoss or Carolyn Peck for the Wake Forest job.

Anonymous said...

Charlotte gets who? And why? No excitement here. Move along folks nothing to see but the "token"