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College Basketball: Coaching Changes 2019



By Jack Williams




Steve Alford

UCLA Out

Fired12/31/2018


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

Mick Cronin

Coach Cronin leaves Cincinnati after 13 years with the team. Coach Cronin is a consistent winner and has led Cincinnati to the NCAA tournament nine (9) years in a row.


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

Amir Abdur-Rahim


Coach is from the Georgia Area and has recruiting ties with several High School and AAU programs through out Georgia.


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


John Pelphrey


Coach returns as head coach after eight (8) years. Coach Pelphrey has nine (9) years of head coaching experience on the division 1 level, which includes stops in Arkansas and South Alabama.


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


John Smith

Coach Smith was very successful on the California Community College level. He led the Riverside City College to the California State Championship in 2009.


Corey Williams

Stetson Out

Fired

3/6/2019


After six (6) losing seasons Stetson Fired Coach Williams


Stetson IN


Donnie Jones

Coach Donnie Jones has over 9 years of head coaching experience on the division 1 level. He has over 19 years of experience working in division 1 altogether, either as an assistant coach or a head coach.


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

Fired

3/11/2019


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


Greg Gary

Coach Gary served as assistant coach for Purdue from 2011-2019. He was instrumental in helping Coach Matt Painter get this team to the Sweet Sixteen for three (3) consecutive seasons.


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



Patrick Beilein

Coach Patrick Beilein is the son of Michigan's coach John Beilein. Coach Patrick Beilein has experience coaching on the division II level.


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


Scott Cross

Scott Cross is back in the Sun Belt. Coach Cross was named as Troy's new head coach.


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



Jay Young

Coach Young was an assistant coach at Rutgers. Coach Young is a great recruiter from the New England Area.


Jon Harris

SIUE Out

Fired

3/12/2019


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


SIUE IN


Brian Barone


Coach Barone served as an assistant coach for the SIUE the past two seasons,


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


Buzz Williams

Coach Williams has led his teams to a total of eight NCAA tournament appearances in the last eleven (11) seasons.


Jeff Boals

Stony Brook Out

Advances to Ohio

3/18/2019


Coach Boals Advances to Ohio to take on Bigger Job.


Stony Brook IN


Geno Ford


Geno Ford returns as a division 1 head coach after four years. His last job was at Bradley


Saul Phillips

Ohio Out

Fired

3/13/2019


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 season 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


Dane Fischer


Coach Fischer has several years of experience in division 1 college basketball.


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


Kyle Smith


Coach Smith advanced to Washington State after a successful three (3) seasons at San Francisco.


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


T.J. Otzelberger


Coach T.J. Otzelberger has advanced to UNLV after three (3) seasons with South Dakota State



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


Ron Hunter

Coach Hunter is a great hire for this team. Coach Ron Hunter was Georgia State’s all-time leader in wins.


Jim Fox

Appalachian State Out

Fired

3/16/2019


Coach Jim Fox was fired after five (5) consecutive losing seasons.


Appalachian State IN


Dustin Kern


Coach Kern Served as head coach of Presbyterian prior to taking the job. Coach Kern just recently led the team to the CIT tournament in 2019


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


Billy Donlon


Coach Donlon was once the head coach of Wright State from 2010 until 2016. Four (4) out of the six seasons there were winning ones.


Brian Fish

Montana State Out

Fired

3/17/2019


After Five (5) seasons without leading his team to the NCAA tournament Coach Brian Fish was fired from Montana State.


Montana State IN


Danny Sprinkle


Coach Sprinkles is known for his recruiting abilities. He served as an assistant coach for Cal State-Northridge


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


Mike Schrage


Coach Schrage has over 21 years of coach experience on the division 1 level. However, this will be his first time serving as a head coach on the division 1 level.



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


Billy Lange


Coach Lange has experience coaching on the division 1 level. He served as head coach of the Navy from 2004 until 2011.



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


Kevin Broadus


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


Carmen Maciariello


Coach Carmen Maciariello graduated from Siena and once worked as director of basketball operations in 2005-2006. Coach Maciariello was already serving as interim head coach after the departure of coach Jamion Christian to George Washington.



Bryce Drew

Vanderbilt Out

Fired

3/22/2019


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


Vanderbilt IN


Jerry Stackhouse


Coach Jerry Stackhouse served as head coach of the Raptors 905 development league, where he earned head coach of the year. He was also an assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies.


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


Nate Oats


He led Buffalo to the NCAA tournament in 2016, 2018, and 2019. He was named the MAC Coach of the Year in 2018 and 2019.



Wyking Jones

California Out

Fired

3/24/2019


Coach Jones was fired after California finished at the bottom of the PAC-12 for two (2) seasons in a row.


California IN


Mark Fox


Coach Fox was once head coach at Georgia. Coach Fox has a winning overall record of 286-176 (/619).


Ron Hunter

Georgia State Out

Advanced to Tulane

3/25/2019


Coach Ron Hunter has advanced to Tulane after eight (8) season at Georgia State. Ron Hunter was Georgia State's all time winning Coach.


Georgia State IN


Rob Lanier


Coach Lanier has four (4) years of head coaching experience on the division i level. He led Siena to the NCAA tournament in 2002 and then to the NIT in 2003.


Tim Mile

Nebraska Out

Fired

3/26/2019


After 7 seasons and just one NCAA Tournament appearance Nebraska decided to part ways with Coach Tim Miles.


Nebraska IN


Fred Hoiberg


Fred Hoiberg was responsible for putting Iowa State back on the national stage when he was head coach of the team.



Dave Rose

BYU Out

Retired

3/26/2019


Dave Rose is retires from BYU after 14 seasons.


BYU IN


Mark Pope

After four (4) seasons with the team coach Mark Pope left Utah Valley to advance to BYU.


Mike Anderson

Arkansas Out

Fired

3/26/2019


Coach Mike Anderson was fired from Arkansas after eight (8) seasons with the team. Coach Anderson failed to get Arkansas past the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament.


Arkansas IN


Eric Musselman


Coach Musselman leaves Nevada after four (4) seasons to take the job at Arkansas. Coach Musselman led Arkansas to the NCAA Tournament in the last three (3) seasons including a sweet sixteen appearance in 2018.


Kevin Nickleberry

Howard Out

Resigned

3-26-2019


Coach Kevin Nickleberry resigned his position as head coach after nine (9) seasons with the team.


Howard IN


Kenneth Blakeney

Coach Kenneth Blakeney has over 24 years of division 1 coaching experience. He should do well as head coach.



Bill Evans

Idaho State - Out

Fired

3-26-2019


Coach Bill Evan's contract was not renewed after seven (7) seasons. Utah State only had one (1) win season out of the season.


Idaho State - IN


Ryan Looney


Coach Looney spent several years as head coach on the division 2 level. Coach Looney has a winning overall record of 330–132 (.714).


Andre Payne

Mississippi Valley State - Out

Fired

3-26-2019


After Five (5) consecutive losing seasons, Mississippi Valley State fires Coach Andre Payne.


Mississippi Valley State - IN


Lindsey Hunter

Coach Lindsey Hunter was once an assistant coach under Coach Nate Oats at Buffalo. Coach Hunter also served several years as an assistant coach in the NBA.



Nate Oats

Buffalo Out

Advanced to Alabama

3/27/2019


Nate Oats resigned from Buffalo to take the job at Alabama.


Buffalo IN


Jim Whitesell


Coach Whitesell has several years of head coaching experience, including seven (7) years on the division 1 level.


T.J. Otzelberger

South Dakota State Out

Advanced to UNLV

3/27/2019


Coach T.J. Otzelberger has advanced to UNLV after three (3) seasons with South Dakota State


South Dakota State IN


Eric Henderson


Coach Henderson served as assistant coach under Coach Otzelberger over the last three (3) season. He knows this program well.


Kyle Smith

San Francisco Out

Advanced to Washington State

3/28/2019


Coach Smith advanced to Washington State after just two (2) seasons with San Francisco


San Francisco - IN


Todd Golden


Dustin Kern

Presbyterian out

Advanced to Appalachian State

3/27/2019


Coach Kern moved on to take the job at Appalachian State.


Presbyterian IN


Quinton Ferrell


Coach Ferrell had once served as assistant coach at Presbyterian from 2007 until 2012. Coach Ferrell knows the system well.


Rick Byrd

Belmont Out

Retired

4/1/2019


Coach Byrd retires from Belmont after 33 years with the team.


Belmont IN


Casey Alexander

Coach Alexander leaves Lipscomb for Belmont. Lipscomb finished in the NIT as runner ups in 2019.


Buzz Williams

Virginia Tech Out

Advanced to Texas Tech

4/3/2019


Coach Williams has led his teams to a total of eight NCAA tournament appearances in the last eleven (11) seasons.


Virginia Tech IN


Mike Young

Coach Young leaves Wofford after 17 years with the team to take on the Virginia Tech job.


Eric Musselman

Nevada Out

Advanced to Arkansas

4/7/2019


Coach Musselman leaves Nevada after four (4) seasons to take the job at Arkansas. Coach Musselman led Arkansas to the NCAA Tournament in the last three (3) seasons including a sweet sixteen appearance in 2018.


Nevada IN

Steve Alford

Coach Steve Alford is back in the Mountain West where he had the most success in his career.


Mike Young

Wofford Out

Advanced to Virginia Tech

4/7/2019


Coach Young leaves Wofford after 17 years with the team to take on the Virginia Tech job.

Jay McAuley

Coach McAuley was the assistant coach at Wofford under Coach Mike Young.


Mick Cronin

Cincinnati Out

Advanced to UCLA

4/9/2019


Coach Cronin leaves Cincinnati after 13 years with the team. Coach Cronin is a consistent winner and has led Cincinnati to the NCAA tournament nine (9) years in a row.


Cincinnati IN


John Brannen

John Brannen leaves Northern Kentucky after just four (4) seasons. Coach Brannen led Northern Kentucky to three (3) post season appearances in the last four (4) seasons.


Chris Mullin

St. John's Out

Resigns

4/10/2019


Coach Mullin steps down after four (4) seasons with the team. St, Johns only made it to the NCAA Tournament once in his four years.


St. John's IN


Mike Anderson

Coach Anderson has a winning overall record of 369-200. He was fired from Arkansas after eight (8) seasons with the team.


Mark Pope

Utah Valley Out

Advanced to BYU - Out

4/10/2019


After four (4) seasons with the team coach Mark Pope left Utah Valley to advance to BYU.


Utah Valley IN


Mark Madsen

Madsen served as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2013-2019.


Casey Alexander

Lipscomb

Advanced to Belmont - Out

4/10/2019


Coach Alexander leaves Lipscomb for Belmont. Lipscomb finished in the NIT as runner ups in 2019.


Lipscomb IN


Lennie Acuff


Coach Lennie Acuff has over 28 years of head coaching experience on the division II level. He has an overall winning record of 533-313 (.630).


Doc Sadler

Southern Mississippi

Advanced to Nebraska (assistant) - Out

4/11/2019


Coach Sadler left Southern Mississippi after five (5) losing seasons with the team.


Southern Mississippi IN


Jay Ladner


Southeastern Louisiana only had one losing season out five season under Coach Ladner’s leadership.


John Brannen

Northern Kentucky

Advanced to Cincinnati - Out

4-14-2019


John Brannen leaves Northern Kentucky after just four (4) seasons. Coach Brannen led Northern Kentucky to three (3) post season appearances in the last four (4) seasons.


Northern Kentucky - IN


Darrin Horn


Jay Ladner

Southeastern Louisiana

Advanced to Southern Mississippi - Out

4-18-2019


Southeastern Louisiana only had one losing season out five season under Coach Ladner’s leadership.


Southeastern Louisiana IN


John Beilein

Michigan

Advanced to the Pros

5-15-2019


Coach Beilein left Michigan to Coach the Clevland Cavaliers


Michigan IN


Juwan Howard



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