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Coaching carousel winding down

Niagara coach Joe Mihalich gives a play to

Niagara coach Joe Mihalich gives a play to his team during the first half of their West Regional NCAA first round basketball game against Kansas in Chicago. (March 16, 2007) Credit: AP

The number of open Division I college jobs are dwindling as Hofstra, Minnesota, USC and Loyola recently made new hires. There is still Rutgers, Niagara, Chattanooga, Stephen F. Austin and American, which just announced it hired a firm to help conduct a coaching search. Rutgers still hasn't hired a new Athletic Director, making that coaching search likely to last past national signing day on April 17.

Below is a list of Division I coaching moves, with the replacements bolded and in parenthesis.

American – Jeff Jones
Ball State – Billy Taylor (James Whitford)
Buffalo – Reggie Witherspoon (Bobby Hurley)
Cal State Fullerton – Bob Burton (Dedrique Taylor)
Cal State Northridge – Bobby Braswell (Reggie Theus)
Campbell – Robbie Laing (Kevin McGeehan)
Chattanooga – John Shulman
Drake – Mark Phelps (Ray Giacoletti)
Fairleigh Dickinson – Greg Vetrone
Florida Gulf Coast – Andy Enfield
Florida International – Richard Pitino
Furman – Jeff Jackson (Niko Medved)
Georgia Southern – Charlton Young (Mark Byington)
Grand Canyon – Russ Pennell (Dan Majerle)
Hofstra – Mo Cassara (Joe Mihalich)
Jackson State – Tevester Anderson (Wayne Brent)
Longwood – Mike Gillian (Jayson Gee)
Loyola – Jimmy Pastos (G.G. Smith)
Marist – Chuck Martin (Jeff Bower)
Minnesota – Tubby Smith (Richard Pitino)
New Mexico – Steve Alford (Craig Neal)
Niagara - Joe Mihalich
Northwestern – Bill Carmody (Chris Collins)
Old Dominion – Blaine Taylor (Jeff Jones)
Pacific – Bob Thomason (Ron Verlin)
Rutgers – Mike Rice
Saint Louis – Rick Majeras (Jim Crews)
San Jose State – George Nessman (Dave Wojcik)
Siena – Mitch Buonaguro (Jimmy Patsos)
South Alabama – Ronnie Arrow (Matthew Graves)
South Carolina State – Tim Carter (Murray Garvin)
Stephen F. Austin – Danny Kaspar
Texas-Pan American – Ryan Marks (Dan Hipsher)
Texas State – Doug Davalos (Danny Kaspar)
Texas Tech – Billy Gillespie (Tubby Smith)
Troy – Don Maestri (Phil Cunningham)
UMKC – Matt Brown (Kareem Richardson)
UCLA – Ben Howland (Steve Alford)
UNC-Asheville – Eddie Biedenbach (Nick McDevitt)
USC – Kevin O’Neill (Andy Enfield)

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