Potential UGA Basketball Coaches

Which Head Coach Can Georgia Poach? Leaving No Stone Unturned.

Going through all 350 Division I Schools not named Georgia to determine who could potentially replace Mark Fox.

Everyone wants to know: Who can replace Mark Fox at Georgia?  Well, instead of being surprised by the name of a Head Coach lurking in the grass, let’s go through every single coach out there and try to figure out who would actually be a contender.

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TeamCurrent coachSinceWorthy?Why?
Abilene Christian WildcatsJoe Golding2011NoEvery season below .500
Air Force FalconsDave Pilipovich2012NoLosing record
Akron ZipsJohn Groce2017NoNever made Top Half of Big Ten
Alabama Crimson TideAvery Johnson2015NoFox is 3-1 against him.
Alabama A&M BulldogsDonnie Marsh2017NoLosing record
Alabama State HornetsLewis Jackson2005NoLosing record
Albany Great DanesWill Brown2001NoProgram declined since peak
Alcorn State BravesMontez Robinson2015NoLosing record
American EaglesMike Brennan2013NoLosing record
Appalachian State MountaineersJim Fox2014NoLosing record
Arizona WildcatsSean Miller2009NoFBI Investigation and too hard to pry
Arizona State Sun DevilsBobby Hurley2015YesOffense and success at ASU. Tough to pry
Arkansas RazorbacksMike Anderson2011NoWouldn't mesh w/ TPTB
Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden LionsGeorge Ivory2008NoLosing record
Arkansas State Red WolvesMike Balado2017NoLosing record
Army Black KnightsJimmy Allen2016NoLosing record
Auburn TigersBruce Pearl2014NoFBI Investigation & Past Show Cause
Austin Peay GovernorsMatt Figger2017NoExtremely thin resume
Ball State CardinalsJames Whitford2013NoLosing record
Baylor BearsScott Drew2003Yes2 Elite Eights, 2 Sweet 16 finishes
Belmont BruinsRick Byrd1996NoHe's 64. No NCAAs since 2014-15.
Bethune-Cookman WildcatsRyan Ridder2017NoExtremely thin resume
Binghamton BearcatsTommy Dempsey2012NoLosing record at Binghamton
Boise State BroncosLeon Rice2010NoPac-Northwest guy. Made it to First 4 twice.
Boston College EaglesJim Christian2014NoHe's on the Hot Seat.
Boston University TerriersJoe Jones2011NoNever made NCAA Tourney in 15 seasons.
Bowling Green FalconsMichael Huger2015NoCoaching at his alma mater.
Bradley BravesBrian Wardle2015NoStill rebuilding Bradley
Brown BearsMike Martin2012NoLosing record
Bryant BulldogsTim O'Shea2008NoFox beat Bryant convincingly, losing record.
Bucknell BisonNathan Davis2015NoHe's good, but not there yet for such a big stage.
Buffalo BullsNate Oats2015YesFast-pace, explosive offense, ready for next step. Hurley protege.
Butler BulldogsLaVall Jordan2017NoCoaching at his alma mater.
BYU CougarsDave Rose2005NoHe's very happy at BYU.
Cal Poly MustangsJoe Callero2009NoLosing record
Cal State Bakersfield RoadrunnersRod Barnes2011NoStruggled at Georgia State and bad end at Ole Miss.
Cal State Fullerton TitansDedrique Taylor2013NoFox beat him.
Cal State Northridge MatadorsReggie Theus2013NoBig name. No success at Cal State Northridge
California Golden BearsWyking Jones2017NoHaving a tough time in his first season at Cal.
Campbell Fighting CamelsKevin McGeehan2013NoLosing record.
Canisius Golden GriffinsReggie Witherspoon2016NoCoached since 1999, never made NCAA Tourney.
Central Arkansas BearsRuss Pennell2014NoLosing record.
Central Connecticut Blue DevilsDonyell Marshall2016NoLosing record.
Central Michigan ChippewasKeno Davis2012NoOne hit wonder at Drake in 2007-08.
Charleston CougarsEarl Grant2014NoNo NCAA Tournament appearances. Very slow pace. Inefficient.
Charleston Southern BuccaneersBarclay Radebaugh2005NoLosing record.
Charlotte 49ersHouston Fancher2017NoLosing record in career
Chattanooga MocsLamont Paris2017NoRebuilding in wake of Matt McCall
Chicago State CougarsTracy Dildy2010NoLosing record
Cincinnati BearcatsMick Cronin2006NoHe's at his alma mater, big-time job.
The Citadel BulldogsDuggar Baucom2015NoLosing record
Clemson TigersBrad Brownell2010NoHe was on the hot seat coming into this season.
Cleveland State VikingsDennis Felton2017YesBecause it would be funny.
Coastal Carolina ChanticleersCliff Ellis2007NoHe's coming toward the end of his career.
Colgate RaidersMatt Langel2011NoLosing record
Colorado BuffaloesTad Boyle2010NoHe's on the Hot Seat.
Colorado State RamsLarry Eustachy2012NoHe's embroiled in a player abuse scandal.
Columbia LionsJim Engles2016NoLosing record
Connecticut HuskiesKevin Ollie2012NoHe's on the Hot Seat.
Coppin State EaglesJuan Dixon2017NoBig rebuild to do at Coppin State.
Cornell Big RedBrian Earl2016NoHe's rebuilding at Cornell
Creighton BluejaysGreg McDermott2010NoCreighton is one of the best jobs.
Dartmouth Big GreenDavid McLaughlin2016NoHe's rebuilding at Dartmouth
Davidson WildcatsBob McKillop1989NoHe's a Davidson fixture.
Dayton FlyersAnthony Grant2017NoRemember the job he did at Alabama?
Delaware Fightin' Blue HensMartin Ingelsby2016NoRebuilding at Delaware after that whole mess.
Delaware State HornetsKeith Walker2013NoWorst KenPom team in the country.
Denver PioneersRodney Billups2016NoChauncey's brother is rebuilding at Denver.
Detroit TitansBacari Alexander2016NoHe's rebuilding at Detroit.
DePaul Blue DemonsDave Leitao2015NoLosing record.
Drake BulldogsNiko Medved2017NoThin resume, Midwest guy. Want to chuck 3s all game?
Drexel DragonsZach Spiker2016NoLosing record.
Duke Blue DevilsMike Krzyzewski1980NoHe's not leaving Duke for UGA. Stop huffing paint.
Duquesne DukesKeith Dambrot2017NoGet Duquesne to the dance first. He's 59 as well.
East Carolina PiratesMichael Perry2017NoThin resume, losing record. Weak mentor - Jeff Lebo.
East Tennessee State BuccaneersSteve Forbes2015NoConnected to Bruce Pearl. Pace too inconsistent.
Eastern Illinois PanthersJay Spoonhour2012NoLosing record.
Eastern Kentucky ColonelsDan McHale2015NoLosing record.
Eastern Michigan EaglesRob Murphy2011NoLosing record.
Eastern Washington EaglesShantay Legans2017NoRebuilding at EWU
Elon PhoenixMatt Matheny2009NoLosing record. No NCAA Tournaments in 9 years.
Evansville Purple AcesMarty Simmons2007NoCoaching at his alma mater.
Fairfield StagsSydney Johnson2011NoLosing record.
Fairleigh Dickinson KnightsGreg Herenda2013NoOnly 1 good season out of 5 at FDU.
Florida GatorsMichael White2015NoThe only job he'd jump for is his alma mater, Ole Miss.
Florida A&M RattlersRobert McCullum2017NoLosing record.
Florida Atlantic OwlsMichael Curry2014NoLosing record.
Florida Gulf Coast EaglesJoe Dooley2013YesBill Self protege. Athens as Dunk City. Dunkin Promos follow.
Florida International PanthersAnthony Evans2013NoLosing record.
Florida State SeminolesLeonard Hamilton2002NoHe's a long entrenched coach in Tallahassee
Fordham RamsJeff Neubauer2015NoRebuilding at Fordham
Fort Wayne MastodonsJon Coffman2014NoBeating Indiana twice and an NIT berth is his resume.
Fresno State BulldogsRodney Terry2011NoHasn't had strong offenses.
Furman PaladinsBob Richey2017NoCould end up at a Power Conference school one day.
Gardner-Webb Runnin' BulldogsTim Craft2013NoFlorida alum. No real accomplishments.
George Mason PatriotsDave Paulsen2015NoWork to do at George Mason.
George Washington ColonialsMaurice Joseph2016NoMark Fox beat him last season.
Georgetown HoyasPatrick Ewing2017NoHe's at his alma mater. Georgetown is a big-time job.
Georgia BulldogsMark Fox2009NoHe has a $1.1 Million buyout.
Georgia Southern EaglesMark Byington2013NoNo real accomplishments in Statesboro
Georgia State PanthersRon Hunter2011NoSlow pace. One flash in the pan season. Inconsistency.
Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsJosh Pastner2016NoThat's a mess.
Gonzaga BulldogsMark Few1999NoHe is not leaving Gonzaga.
Grambling State TigersDonte Jackson2017NoRebuilding Grambling.
Grand Canyon AntelopesDan Majerle2013NoStrong ties to the Phoenix area.
Green Bay PhoenixLinc Darner2015NoTeam's a trainwreck this season.
Hampton PiratesEdward Joyner2009NoNot ready for a Power Conference program.
Hartford HawksJohn Gallagher2010NoLosing record.
Harvard CrimsonTommy Amaker2007NoCouldn't cut it at Michigan in 6 Seasons.
Hawaii Rainbow WarriorsEran Ganot2015NoHe'll rebuild Hawaii back to glory, but not ready yet.
High Point PanthersScott Cherry2009NoNo NCAA Tournament appearances entering 9th season.
Hofstra PrideJoe Mihalich2013NoHe's 61 and getting Hofstra back to where they were.
Holy Cross CrusadersBill Carmody2015NoHis best years were in the 90s with Princeton.
Houston CougarsKelvin Sampson2014NoNCAA Violations in his past. Indiana wrecked.
Houston Baptist HuskiesRon Cottrell2007NoEntrenched at Houston Baptist since 1991.
Howard BisonKevin Nickelberry2010NoLosing record
Idaho VandalsDon Verlin2008NoIt's Year 10, still hasn't made NCAA Tourney.
Idaho State BengalsBill Evans2012NoLosing record
Illinois Fighting IlliniBrad Underwood2017NoReally good coach who hired Lamont Evans.
Illinois State RedbirdsDan Muller2012NoTough one, but he needs to distinguish himself more.
Incarnate Word CardinalsKen Burmeister2013NoProgram declined every season in Southland.
Indiana HoosiersArchie Miller2017NoHe has a challenge at Indiana.
Indiana State SycamoresGreg Lansing2010NoStruggles last four seasons.
Iona GaelsTim Cluess2010YesFun offense, not much defense. Fast pace, intriguing.
Iowa HawkeyesFran McCaffery2010NoPossible Hot Seat
Iowa State CyclonesSteve Prohm2015NoHard sell given the tough current season for Iowa State.
IUPUI JaguarsJason Gardner2014NoLosing record.
Jackson State TigersWayne Brent2013NoLosing record.
Jacksonville DolphinsTony Jasick2014NoLosing record.
Jacksonville State GamecocksRay Harper2016NoWKU declined and Jacksonville State too small-time
James Madison DukesLouis Rowe2016NoLosing record.
Kansas JayhawksBill Self2003NoEntrenched at Kansas.
Kansas State WildcatsBruce Weber2012NoLikely entrenched at Kansas State.
Kennesaw State OwlsAl Skinner2015NoHe's 65 and best coaching days have passed.
Kent State Golden FlashesRob Senderoff2011NoStruggles this season make him unappealing.
Kentucky WildcatsJohn Calipari2009YesImpatient UK base with Calipari possibly seeking easier job.
La Salle ExplorersJohn Giannini2004NoLikely going to be fired. Had a lot of talent, bad season.
Lafayette LeopardsFran O'Hanlon1995NoWell entrenched.
Lamar CardinalsTic Price2014NoLosing record at Lamar
Lehigh Mountain HawksBrett Reed2007NoMissed his window of opportunity in 2012.
Liberty FlamesRitchie McKay2015NoPlays as slow as UGA. Not enough results.
Lipscomb BisonsCasey Alexander2013NoThe offense is too inefficient, pace is exciting though.
Little Rock TrojansWes Flanigan2016NoThey are 5-21.
LIU Brooklyn BlackbirdsDerek Kellogg2017NoLosing record.
Long Beach State 49ersDan Monson2007NoHe's where he belongs.
Longwood LancersJayson Gee2013No342nd best team per KenPom rankings
Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' CajunsBob Marlin2010YesShowing what he can do with talent - 21-4 season
Louisiana Monroe WarhawksKeith Richard2010NoRough last two seasons.
Louisiana Tech BulldogsEric Konkol2015NoHasn't broken through yet.
Louisville CardinalsDavid Padgett2017NoHe wants to keep his job at his alma mater.
Loyola (Chicago) RamblersPorter Moser2011No14th season, no NCAA Tournament yet
Loyola (Maryland) GreyhoundsG.G. Smith2013NoLosing record for the UGA alum.
Loyola Marymount LionsMike Dunlap2014NoLosing record at LMU.
LSU TigersWill Wade2017NoIf UGA wanted him, they missed the window.
Maine Black BearsBob Walsh2014NoHasn't had a double digit win season at Maine.
Manhattan JaspersSteve Masiello2011NoNot the same since lying about his resume.
Marist Red FoxesMike Maker2014NoHasn't had a double digit win season at Marist
Marquette Golden EaglesSteve Wojciechowski2014NoHe's having his own struggles at Marquette. Lost to Fox.
Marshall Thundering HerdDan D'Antoni2014NoCoaching at his alma mater.
Maryland TerrapinsMark Turgeon2011YesGood track record. Not an exciting style.
Maryland Eastern Shore HawksBobby Collins2014NoThis is a rough job to have.
McNeese State CowboysDave Simmons2006NoLosing record this season.
Memphis TigersTubby Smith2016NoThe past is the past. Have to move forward.
Mercer BearsBob Hoffman2008NoSlow pace. Small-time environment. TPTB like him.
Miami HurricanesJim Larranaga2011NoHe's 68. Miami is his last stop.
Miami RedHawksJack Owens2017NoInefficient and a 13-12 season, not happening.
Michigan WolverinesJohn Beilein2007NoEntrenched at Michigan.
Michigan State SpartansTom Izzo1995NoSexual assault scandals make him untouchable.
Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersKermit Davis2002NoVery reliant upon JUCOs. Entrenched at MTSU.
Milwaukee PanthersPat Baldwin2017NoInefficient this season. 14-14.
Minnesota Golden GophersRichard Pitino2013NoSexual assault issues with the team.
Mississippi State BulldogsBen Howland2015NoHe's 60. Bullying issues at UCLA.
Mississippi Valley State Delta DevilsAndre Payne2014NoNo double digit win seasons.
Missouri TigersCuonzo Martin2017NoHe's remaining at Mizzou.
Missouri State BearsPaul Lusk2011NoLosing record.
Monmouth HawksKing Rice2011No8-17 season thus far.
Montana GrizzliesTravis DeCuire2014NoCoaching at his alma mater.
Montana State BobcatsBrian Fish2014NoLosing record.
Morehead State EaglesPreston Spradlin2016NoLosing record.
Morgan State BearsTodd Bozeman2006NoLosing record at Morgan State.
Mount St. Mary's MountaineersJamion Christian2012NoCoaching at his alma mater.
Murray State RacersMatt McMahon2015YesLet's see if he makes the NCAA Tournament.
Navy MidshipmenEd DeChellis2011NoLosing record.
NC State WolfpackKevin Keatts2017NoMissed this window of opportunity.
Nebraska CornhuskersTim Miles2012NoOn the hot seat.
Nevada Wolf PackEric Musselman2015YesThe awkwardness of poaching another Nevada coach
New Hampshire WildcatsBill Herrion2005NoLosing record.
New Mexico LobosPaul Weir2017NoThree schools in three seasons, not a good idea.
New Mexico State AggiesChris Jans2017NoEngaged in lewd activity at Bowling Green.
New Orleans PrivateersMark Slessinger2011NoInefficient offense. 13-11 this season.
Niagara Purple EaglesChris Casey2013NoStill turning Niagara around.
Nicholls State ColonelsRichie Riley2016NoRebuilding at Nicholls State
NJIT HighlandersBrian Kennedy2016NoLosing record.
Norfolk State SpartansRobert Jones2013NoNo NCAA Tournament appearances, just CIT appearances
North Carolina Tar HeelsRoy Williams2003NoCoaching at his alma mater.
North Carolina A&T AggiesJay Joyner2015NoLosing record.
North Carolina Central EaglesLeVelle Moton2009NoInconsistent in the MEAC.
North Dakota Fighting HawksBrian Jones2006No8-17 season thus far.
North Dakota State BisonDavid Richman2014NoThe three man weave from Hell would not fly.
North Florida OspreysMatthew Driscoll2009NoStruggling this season.
North Texas Mean GreenGrant McCasland2017NoRebuilding North Texas
Northeastern HuskiesBill Coen2006NoOnly one NCAA Tournament in 11 years.
Northern Arizona LumberjacksJack Murphy2012NoSingle digit win seasons last three seasons.
Northern Colorado BearsJeff Linder2016NoRebuilding Northern Colorado
Northern Illinois HuskiesMark Montgomery2011No11-14 this season
Northern Iowa PanthersBen Jacobson2006NoSlower than UGA and 12-14 this season.
Northern Kentucky NorseJohn Brannen2015YesKnows the SEC footprint well, good success at NKU.
Northwestern WildcatsChris Collins2013NoProgram took a big step backward this season.
Northwestern State DemonsMike McConathy1999NoLong entrenched at Northwestern State
Notre Dame Fighting IrishMike Brey2000NoEntrenched at Notre Dame, could've coached UGA.
Oakland Golden GrizzliesGreg Kampe1984NoEntrenched at Oakland
Ohio BobcatsSaul Phillips2014No10-14 record this season.
Ohio State BuckeyesChris Holtmann2017NoHe's found a good landing spot at Ohio State.
Oklahoma SoonersLon Kruger2011NoHe's found a good landing spot at Oklahoma
Oklahoma State CowboysMike Boynton2017YesBig wins at WVU and KU. No connections to FBI issue.
Old Dominion MonarchsJeff Jones2013NoSlower than UGA. Had his time in the ACC.
Ole Miss RebelsAndy Kennedy2006NoHe'll land on his feet somewhere, it's not UGA.
Omaha MavericksDerrin Hansen2011NoHe built Omaha Basketball.
Oral Roberts Golden EaglesPaul Mills2017No10-18 this season.
Oregon DucksDana Altman2010NoMade Oregon a top job.
Oregon State BeaversWayne Tinkle2014NoHe and his assistant are coaching their sons.
Pacific TigersDamon Stoudamire2016NoRebuilding at Pacific
Penn QuakersSteve Donahue2015NoHad most success in Ivy League
Penn State Nittany LionsPat Chambers2011NoOn the hot seat.
Pepperdine WavesMarty Wilson2011NoLosing record
Pittsburgh PanthersKevin Stallings2016NoStruggling at Pitt
Portland PilotsTerry Porter2016NoRebuilding at Portland
Portland State VikingsBarret Peery2017NoJust getting started at Portland State. High potential.
Prairie View A&M PanthersByron Smith2015NoLosing record
Presbyterian Blue HoseDustin Kerns2017NoLosing record
Princeton TigersMitch Henderson2011NoCoaching at his alma mater.
Providence FriarsEd Cooley2011NoEd Cooley is a Providence native.
Purdue BoilermakersMatt Painter2005NoCoaching at his alma mater.
Quinnipiac BobcatsBaker Dunleavy2017NoLosing record
Radford HighlandersMike Jones2011NoLimited success for the former UGA recruiting ace.
Rhode Island RamsDan Hurley2012YesOffensively and defensively great fit.
Rice OwlsScott Pera2017No5-20 record.
Richmond SpidersChris Mooney2005NoHot seat at Richmond
Rider BroncsKevin Baggett2012NoHe has been at Rider since 2006.
Robert Morris ColonialsAndrew Toole2010NoStruggling over the past three seasons.
Rutgers Scarlet KnightsSteve Pikiell2016NoHe's rebuilding Rutgers
Sacramento State HornetsBrian Katz2008NoThis is a rough job to have.
Sacred Heart PioneersAnthony Latina2013NoLosing record
St. Bonaventure BonniesMark Schmidt2007NoHe's in a good place with St. Bonnie's.
Saint Francis Red FlashRob Krimmel2012NoLosing record
St. Francis Brooklyn TerriersGlenn Braica2010NoLosing record
St. John's Red StormChris Mullin2015NoCoaching at his alma mater.
Saint Joseph's HawksPhil Martelli1995NoEntrenched at SJU
Saint Louis BillikensTravis Ford2016NoRebuilding at Saint Louis
Saint Mary's GaelsRandy Bennett2001NoReceived a big extension.
Saint Peter's PeacocksJohn Dunne2006NoLosing record
Sam Houston State BearkatsJason Hooten2010NoNo NCAA Tournaments since 2010-11
Samford BulldogsScott Padgett2014No9-18 this season.
San Diego TorerosLamont Smith2015NoLosing record
San Diego State AztecsBrian Dutcher2017NoWaited to get the SDSU job and now it's his
San Francisco DonsKyle Smith2016NoRebuilding San Francisco
San Jose State SpartansJean Prioleau2017NoRebuilding San Jose State
Santa Clara BroncosHerb Sendek2016NoRun out of Raleigh and then fired by Arizona State
Savannah State TigersHorace Broadnax2005NoLosing record
Seattle RedhawksJim Hayford2017NoRebuilding
Seton Hall PiratesKevin Willard2010YesHe's looking to get out. Looking for 3rd straight NCAAT.
Siena SaintsJimmy Patsos2013NoLosing record
SIU Edwardsville CougarsJon Harris2015NoNever had more than single digit wins in a season.
SMU MustangsTim Jankovich2016NoHe's comfortable at SMU.
South Alabama JaguarsMatthew Graves2013NoLosing record
South Carolina GamecocksFrank Martin2012NoHe's comfortable at South Carolina.
South Carolina State BulldogsMurray Garvin2012NoLosing record
South Carolina Upstate SpartansKyle Perry2017NoLost to Fox, 7-21
South Dakota CoyotesCraig Smith2014NoHaving a good last two seasons, better fit at Iowa
South Dakota State JackrabbitsT. J. Otzelberger2016NoAlso rather niched regionally like Smith
South Florida BullsBrian Gregory2017NoDon't want the former Georgia Tech coach.
Southeast Missouri State RedhawksRick Ray2015NoMark Fox owned him.
Southeastern Louisiana LionsJay Ladner2014NoNot much success.
Southern JaguarsMorris Scott2017No11-14 season
Southern Illinois SalukisBarry Hinson2012NoNever made an NCAA Tournament in 16 years as a HC.
Southern Miss Golden EaglesDoc Sadler2014NoOn the hot seat.
Southern Utah ThunderbirdsTodd Simon2016NoLosing record.
Stanford CardinalJerod Haase2016NoRebuilding Stanford
Stephen F. Austin LumberjacksKyle Keller2016NoThin resume
Stetson HattersCorey Williams2013NoLosing record.
Stony Brook SeawolvesJeff Boals2016NoLosing record.
Syracuse OrangeJim Boeheim1976NoHe's entrenched at Syracuse, close to retirement.
TCU Horned FrogsJamie Dixon2016NoCoaching at his alma mater.
Temple OwlsFran Dunphy2006NoHe's entrenched at Temple
Tennessee VolunteersRick Barnes2015NoTurned around Tennessee
Tennessee-Martin SkyhawksAnthony Stewart2016No9-18 this season.
Tennessee State TigersDana Ford2014NoLosing record
Tennessee Tech Golden EaglesSteve Payne2011No.500 record in the OVC, no NCAA Tournament
Texas LonghornsShaka Smart2015NoHe would never mesh with McGarity.
Texas A&M AggiesBilly Kennedy2011NoTrying to save his job at Texas A&M and succeeding
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi IslandersWillis Wilson2011NoFox beat him.
Texas-Arlington MavericksScott Cross2006NoEntrenched at UTA
Texas Southern TigersMike Davis2012NoPoor record this season will turn off boosters.
Texas State BobcatsDanny Kaspar2013NoLosing record at Texas State
Texas Tech Red RaidersChris Beard2016YesFrom Marietta, GA. Possible Big XII Champ.
Toledo RocketsTod Kowalczyk2010NoHe needs a breakout season.
Towson TigersPat Skerry2011NoHe's not ready for a Power Conference program.
Troy TrojansPhil Cunningham2013NoLosing record this season.
Tulane Green WaveMike Dunleavy Sr.2016NoThis is probably his hurrah as a coach.
Tulsa Golden HurricaneFrank Haith2014NoNot going to get another interview by UGA
UAB BlazersRobert Ehsan2016NoRebuilding UAB
UC Davis AggiesJim Les2011NoLosing record at UC Davis
UCF KnightsJohnny Dawkins2016NoGetting a second chance after a tough run at Stanford
UC Irvine AnteatersRussell Turner2010NoLosing record this season.
UC Riverside HighlandersDennis Cutts2013NoLosing record
UC Santa Barbara GauchosJoe Pasternack2017NoMentioned in the FBI Investigation report
UCLA BruinsSteve Alford2013YesThrives in college towns and may want a change.
UIC FlamesSteve McClain2015NoLosing record at UIC
UMass MinutemenMatt McCall2017NoLost his team at Chattanooga, Florida alum.
UMass Lowell River HawksPat Duquette2013NoLosing record
UMBC RetrieversRyan Odom2016NoNot ready for a Power Conference program.
UMKC KangaroosKareem Richardson2013No8-19 record
UNC Asheville BulldogsNick McDevitt2013NoCoaching at his alma mater. Offense inefficient.
UNC Greensboro SpartansWes Miller2011NoMore impressive resume than McDevitt.
UNC Wilmington SeahawksC.B. McGrath2017NoRebuilding. 8-17 record.
UNLV Runnin' RebelsMarvin Menzies2016NoMore of a West Coast Coach.
USC TrojansAndy Enfield2013NoFBI Investigation association.
Utah UtesLarry Krystkowiak2011NoCoaching at his alma mater.
Utah State AggiesTim Duryea2015No.500 coach in the Mountain West
Utah Valley WolverinesMark Pope2015NoFits well in Utah
UTEP MinersPhil Johnson2017No7-17 season after Tim Floyd resigned.
UTRGV VaquerosLew Hill2016NoNot hiring another coach in the WAC
UTSA RoadrunnersSteve Henson2016NoTrying to build UTSA into a winner.
Valparaiso CrusadersMatt Lottich2016No12-14 record this season.
Vanderbilt CommodoresBryce Drew2016NoRebuilding Vanderbilt.
VCU RamsMike Rhoades2017NoRebuilding VCU. Not ready for a bigger job.
Vermont CatamountsJohn Becker2011NoImpressive, but he would be making a major step-up.
Villanova WildcatsJay Wright2001NoCoaching at his alma mater.
Virginia CavaliersTony Bennett2009NoWell established at Virginia. He's the #1 star.
Virginia Tech HokiesBuzz Williams2014NoThere are things better left unsaid here.
VMI KeydetsDan Earl2015NoLosing record
Wagner SeahawksBashir Mason2012NoNeeds to take the next step up. Has a bright future.
Wake Forest Demon DeaconsDanny Manning2014NoHaving a rough season at Wake.
Washington HuskiesMike Hopkins2017NoAt a program that appreciates him.
Washington State CougarsErnie Kent2014NoOn the hot seat.
Weber State WildcatsRandy Rahe2006NoEntrenched at Weber State
West Virginia MountaineersBob Huggins2007NoCoaching at his alma mater.
Western Carolina CatamountsLarry Hunter2005NoLosing record at Western Carolina
Western Illinois LeathernecksBilly Wright2014NoLosing record
Western Kentucky HilltoppersRick Stansbury2016NoHealth issues, personnel issues and questionable recruiting
Western Michigan BroncosSteve Hawkins2003NoEntrenched at Western Michigan
Wichita State ShockersGregg Marshall2007NoHe's happy, not going to play 2nd fiddle. Koch money.
William & Mary TribeTony Shaver2003NoEntrenched at W&M
Winthrop EaglesPat Kelsey2012NoGave up on his style of play when it mattered most.
Wisconsin BadgersGreg Gard2015NoWisconsin native, not going to leave
Wofford TerriersMike Young2002NoHas been at Wofford since 1989.
Wright State RaidersScott Nagy2016YesTurned SDSU and Wright State into winners.
Wyoming CowboysAllen Edwards2016YesFast paced style. Efficient defense. Winning in MWC.
Xavier MusketeersChris Mack2009NoCoaching at alma mater.
Yale BulldogsJames Jones1999No.500 coach in the Ivy League
Youngstown State PenguinsJerrod Calhoun2017No7-20 this season


  1. I’m picking up on a connection with the last name of “Hurley.” Looking at achievements, Dan Hurley would be my first choice as well, but something doesn’t feel right. Question what his interest may be, or if he’d truly be engaged for the long haul. Intrigued by the Oats suggestion.

    Beard would be an outstanding choice, but in knowing his bio, he likely has a much stronger draw to the knight family than his birthplace. I wonder if he just associates Lubboch to where he has his fondest memories or if he truly likes that town. Remember him getting blasted for leaving UNLV less than a month after signing there for the TT job. The guy is an absolute winner though.

    What was your turning point with Kelsey? The loss to Fox earlier this year?

    One point not mentioned in this article, though I know you’ve thought about, who trusts mcgarity to make this hire?

    1. Who trusts McGarity? Certainly not me. I just hope he gets lucky like he did in football. Otherwise, we’ll be stuck with another underperformer like the other hires he’s made.

      BTW, nice job with the chart. Very helpful for a neophyte like me to sort through names.

      1. I heard it wasn’t Greg that wanted Kirby Smart. The powers that be and the purse strings made him hire Smart.

  2. Okay, going through the list, I pick Oats or Dooley. Oats since I’d like to see some excitement on the team and he should know the southeast for recruiting. And Dooley because I could recycle some of my gear from my college days.

    Not sure if it would be hilarious or sad for us to get Calipari, but I could imagine it happening if a certain liquor magnate deemed it so.

  3. I have seen Edwards’s teams play conference foe and nationally ranked Nevada twice and they are hard nosed and play hard all the time. Love that kind of character which we saw out of Harrik’s teams. But we may encounter the same issue that we have with Fox: can a guy from out west recruit successfully in the Southeast?

    1. I second your comment Ralph Furly. I love the way Nevada plays and offense is not an issue for them. They are aggressive and always play tough. Somehow I missed Musselman’s name on the list posted for us. But would McGarity have the guts to try a second Nevada coach, and could Musselman recruit Atlanta and the Southeast. Open questions.

  4. Of your worthy names, I would like:
    Proven: Hurley – Either one
    Hot Names: Joe Dooley, Allen Edwards
    Risk/Reward: John Brannen, Matt McMahon

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