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College Basketball: Coaching Changes 2019



By Jack Williams



Steve Alford

UCLA Out

Fired

12/31/2018


Coach Steve Alford was fired from UCLA after over 6 seasons with the team. UCLA had a few embarrassing incidents that put a damper on the team’s image. In addition to that, UCLA never made it beyond the Sweet Sixteen under Coach Steve Alford.


UCLA IN


Al Skinner

Kennesaw State Out

Fired

2/21/2019


Coach AL Skinner resigns after Kennesaw State finished in last place of the Atlantic Sun.


Kennesaw State IN


Steve Payne

Tennessee Tech Out

Resigned

3/3/2019


Coach Payne resigned after finishing in last-place of the Ohio Valley Conference. In his eight (8) years Coach Payne never led his team to the NCAA Tournament.


Tennessee Tech IN


Joe Callero

Cal Poly Out

Fired

3/6/2019


After six (6) consecutive losing seasons and a last place finish in the Big West, Cal Poly part ways with Coach Joe Calleroa. Coach Calleroa led Cal Poly to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2014 and to the CIT the year before.


Cal Poly IN


Corey Williams

Stetson Out

Fired

3/6/2019


After six (6) losing seasons Stetson Fired Coach Williams


Stetson IN


Barry Hinson

Southern Illinois Out

Resigned

3/9/2019


After seven (7) seasons of missing the NCAA Tournament Coach Barry Hinson has stepped down as head coach.


Southern Illinois IN

Byran Mullins

Mullins is the former assistant coach of the Loyola Ramblers men’s basketball team.


Bob Hoffman

Mercer Out

3/11/2019

Fired


Coach Bob Hoffman and Mercer decided to part ways after eleven (11) seasons. Mercer hasn't finished better than 3rd place since joining the Southern Conference in 2014.


Mercer IN


Chris Casey

Niagara Out

Fired

3/11/2019


Coach Casey severed as head coach of Niagra for six seasons. Niagra decided to fire coach Casey due to the fact that he had only one (1) win season out of six.


Niagara IN


Phil Cunningham

Troy Out

Fired

3/11/2019


Coach Phil Cunningham led Troy to their 2nd NCAA Tournament appearance in team history in 2017. But one (1) win season out of six (6) wasn't good enough for Troy.


Troy IN


Sydney Johnson

Fairfield Out

Fired

3/11/2019


After eight (8) seasons of not making it to the NCAA Tournamentm, Faifield decided to fire coach Sydney Johnson. Fairfield finished in 9th place in the MAAC after the 2018-2019 season.


Fairfield IN



Jon Harris

SIUE Out

3/12/2019

Fired


After four (4) consecutive losing seasons, Southern Illinois in Edwardsville fires coach Jon Harris.


SIUE IN



Billy Kennedy

Texas A&M Out

Fired

3/12/2019


Texas A&M decided to let coach Billy Kennedy go after the team finished in 11th place for the 2018-2019 season.


Texas A&M IN


Jeff Boals

Stony Brook Out

Advances to Ohio

3/18/2019


Coach Boals Advances to Ohio to take on Bigger Job.


Stony Brook IN


Saul Phillips

Ohio Out

3/13/2019

Fired


Ohio decided to part ways with Coach Phillips for not making in to the NCAA Tournament in the five (5) seasons hre's been with the team. Coach Jim Christian was the last coach to lead the team to the tournament in 2012.


Ohio IN

Jeff Boals

Ohio is the Alma Mater of Jeff Boals. Coach Boals led Stony Brook to two (2) win sesason out of the three (3) win seasons he's been head coach.



Tony Shaver

William & Mary Out

Fired

3/13/2019


William & Mary decided to part ways with Coach Tony Shaver after 16 seasons. William & Mary never made it to the NCAA Tournament under Coach Shaver and had only finished in the first round of the NIT twice in 16 seasons.


William & Mary ​ IN


Ernie Kent

Washington State Out

Fired

3/15/2019


Coach Ernie Kent was fired after 5 seasons with Washington State. Coach Kent failed to produce a single winning season as head coach of the team.


Washington State IN


Maurice Joseph

Geo. Washington Out

Fired

3/15/2019


George Washington dismisses Coach Maurice Joseph just after 3 seasons. George Washington's record declined over the last three seasons.


Geo. Washington IN

Jamion Christian

Coach Jamion Christian has an overall winning record of 117-110 (.515). Added to his list of accolades are two (2) NCAA tournament appearances in 2014 and 2017.



Marvin Menzies

UNLV Out

Fired

3/16/2019


Coach Marvin Menzies was fired after three seasons. Coach Coach Menzies failed to get the team to the NCAA Tournament in those three years.


UNLV IN



Mike Dunleavy Sr.

Tulane Out

Fired

3/16/2019


After going win-less in the American Conference this 2018-2019 season, Coach Mike Dunleavy Sr. has been dismissed as Tulane's head Coach.


Tulane IN



Jim Fox

Appalachian State Out

Fired

3/16/2019


Coach Matt Matheny failed to get Elon to the NCAA tournament in his 10 years as the head coach. For that reason Elon fired Coachn Matheny on 3/18/2019.


Appalachian State IN


Kareem Richardson

UMKC Out

Fired

3/17/2019


Coach Richardson failed to lead UMKC to the NCAA Tournament in his six (6) years there.


UMKC IN


Matt Matheny

Elon Out

Fired 3/18/2019


Coach Matt Matheny failed to get Elon to the NCAA tournament in his 10 years as the head coach. For that reason Elon fired Coach Matheny on 3/18/2019.


Elon IN


Phil Martelli

St. Joseph's Out

Fired

3/19/2019

St. Joseph's felt that the time to change for the future starts now. Coach Martelli did an excellent job at St. Joseph's but he's 64 years old and has been head coach there for over 24 years.


St. Joseph's IN


Todd Bozeman

Morgan State Out

Fired

3/20/2019


Morgan State hasn't won the MEAC regular season or Tournament Title since 2010. As a result, coach Todd Bozeman was fired on 3/20/2019.


Morgan State IN


Jamion Christian

Siena Out

Advanced to Geo. Washington

3/19/2019


Coach Jamion Christian advanced to George Washington to take the head coach position.


Siena IN


Bryce Drew

Vanderbilt Out

Fired

3/22/2019


Vanderbilt suffered their worst season in program history. Vanderbilt went winless in the SEC.


Vanderbilt IN


Avery Johnson

Alabama Out

Fired

3/22/2019


Alabama couldn’t make it past the first round of the NCAA Tournament under the leadership of Avery Johnson. Three NIT and one NCAA tournament appearances in four (4) years is not good enough.


Alabama IN