UT Arlington pulled a Charlotte
Not exactly. Last 4 years (a full recruiting cycle):
Lutz: 64-62 (conference finishes of 4th, 5th, 9th, and 12th)
Cross: 88-48 (conference finishes of 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th)
Tubby is a pretty decent coach, and while he had a National Championship I don’t give him all of the credit because he was handed a championship caliber team. I just don’t see why High Point would hire a 66 year old coach instead of making a more long-term decision. I just hope he doesn’t come into Halton and beat us.
He’s an alum and he’s a name.
HPU has done a good job of getting the town to buy into the school as a vital part of the community (and pretty much the sole economic engine outside of furniture market), but they haven’t yet produced “sports fans.” This hire is probably directed toward that to some degree. They are trying to turn school supporters into athletic fans.
Rumor is, that as part of his contract, Tubby’s son is head coach in waiting at high point.
clt says tubby’s son is???
Building an on campus arena I believe. Big name gets checks written for that cause.
School - Former Coach - NEW COACH
CHARLOTTE - Mark Price/Houston Fancher (interim) - RON SANCHEZ
Bryant - Tim O’Shea
Cal State Northridge - Reggie Theus - MARK GOTTFRIED
Chicago State - Tracy Dildy
Colorado State - Larry Eustachy - NIKO MEDVED
Delaware State - Keith Walker
Drake - Niko Medved
East Carolina - Jeff Lebo
Eastern Kentucky - Dan McHale - A.W. HAMILTON
Evansville - Marty Simmons - WALTER MCCARTY
Florida Atlantic - Michael Curry - DUSTY MAY
Fresno State - Rodney Terry
Georgia - Mark Fox - TOM CREAN
High Point - Scott Cherry - TUBBY SMITH
Incarnate Word - Ken Burmeister - CARSON CUNNINGHAM
Little Rock - Wes Flanigan - DARRELL WALKER
Longwood - Jayson Gee - GRIFF ALDRICH
Louisville - Rick Pitino/Dave Padgett (interim) - CHRIS MACK
Loyola Maryland - G.G. Smith
Maine - Bob Walsh - RICHARD BARRON
Marist - Mike Maker
Maryland Eastern Shore - Bobby Collins
McNeese State - Dave Simmons - HEATH SCHROYER
Memphis - Tubby Smith - PENNY HARDAWAY
Middle Tennessee - Kermit Davis - NICK MCDEVITT
Mississippi - Andy Kennedy - KERMIT DAVIS
Missouri State - Paul Musk - DANA FORD
Nicholls State - Richie Riley
North Alabama - Bobby Champagne
Pepperdine - Marty Wilson - LORENZO ROMAR
Pittsburgh - Kevin Stallings - JEFF CAPEL
Rhode Island - Dan Hurley
San Diego - Lamont Smith
South Alabama - Matthew Graves - RICHIE RILEY
South Dakota - Craig Smith
Tennessee State - Dana Ford - PENNY COLLINS
UC Riverside - Dennis Cutts - DAVID PATRICK
UConn - Kevin Ollie - DAN HURLEY
UNC Asheville - Nick McDevitt
USC Upstate - Kyle Perry
UT Arlington - Scott Cross
UTEP - Tim Floyd - RODNEY TERRY
Utah State - Tim Duryea - CRAIG SMITH
Western Carolina - Larry Hunter - MARK PROSSER
Xavier - Chris Mack
See that Chris Mack wasting no time in his new job as he has just offered 2019 6-4 G/F Josh Nickelberry of Northwood Temple Academy in Fayetteville. One of several offers by the Cards new $28 million coach!
I’d like to see Bobby get this job. He’s had success against AAC teams in the past in another school from NC, so why not give him a shot if you’re ECU?
My guess is we’d drop the annual game against them, which I’d prefer. Would hurt to actually compete against Bobby, win or lose.
After interviewing for the ECU job, Moton decides he’d rather stay in Durham.
ECU would have tripled Moton’s salary and either they decided to go in another direction and he “withdrew” to save face, or he decided that coaching the Pirates is a career ending job. Hard to know which. I would think this puts Lutz in the driver’s seat for that job.
Supposedly Moten was told Dooley was offered the job.