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Coaching carousel in full swing

There were many jobs open, but most of them closed up fast. But there are still plenty of jobs available for coaches looking for work. Assistant coaches were upgraded -King Rice took over at Monmouth a couple of weeks ago- while others like Lon Kruger (UNLV to Oklahoma), Ed Cooley (Fairfield to Providence), Pat Knight (Texas Tech to Lamar) and Rod Barnes (Georgia State to Cal State Bakersfield) just switched addresses.

The question is will there be another opening. Harvard's Tommy Amaker turned down the Miami job, while Shaka Smart spurned N.C. State to stay at VCU. The most obvious question is will Jim Calhoun leave UConn. What he decides will certainly have a big effect on the college coaching ranks, especially if his successor is a head coach from another school.

Rest assured there will surely be another wave of hirings over the next couple of weeks. The following is a list of jobs that came opened. The successors are bolded in parentheses.

Alabama A&M – Vann Pettaway
Alcorn State – Larry Smith (Luther Riley)
Arkansas – John Pelphrey (Mike Anderson)
Bradley – Jim Les (Geno Ford)
Cal State Bakersfield – Keith Brown (Rod Barnes)
Colgate – Emmett Davis
Dayton – Brian Gregory (Archie Miller)
Eastern Michigan – Charles Ramsey
Eastern Washington – Kirk Earlywine (Jim Hayford)
Fairfield – Ed Cooley (Sydney Johnson)
Florida A&M – Eugene Harris
Florida Golf Coast – Dave Balza (Andy Enfield)
Fresno State – Steve Cleveland (Rodney Terry)
Georgia State – Rod Barnes (Ron Hunter)
Georgia Tech – Paul Hewitt (Brian Gregory)
Kennesaw State – Tony Ingle
Lamar – Steve Roccaforte (Pat Knight)
Louisiana Tech – Kerry Rupp (Michael White)
Loyola (Chicago) – Jim Whitesell (Porter Moser)
Manhattan – Barry Rohrssen (Steve Masiello)

Miami - Frank Haith
Monmouth – Dave Calloway (King Rice)
North Carolina State – Sidney Lowe (Mark Gottfried)
North Illinois – Ricardo Patton (Mark Montgomery)
Oklahoma – Jeff Capel (Lon Kruger)
Pepperdine – Tom Asbury (Marty Wilson)
Providence – Keno Davis (Ed Cooley)
Tennessee – Bruce Pearl (Cuonzo Martin)
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Perry Clark (Willis Wilson)
Texas Tech – Pat Knight (Billy Gillispie)
Towson – Pat Kennedy (Pat Skerry)
UC Davis – Gary Stewart
UNLV – Lon Kruger (Dave Rice)
Utah – Jim Boylen (Larry Krystowiak)
Wyoming – Heath Schroyer (Larry Shyatt)


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