Saint Peter’s pulled off arguably the greatest Cinderella run in NCAA Tournament history, but it came to a brutal end with a 20-point loss at the hands of North Carolina in the Elite Eight. So, what’s next? Shaheen Holloway is likely to become the next coach at Seton Hall, as sources have maintained for a couple of weeks now. One source clarified on Sunday night that there were some significant steps that needed to be taken, but in all likelihood this should be finished in short order.
When Holloway is named the Pirates’ next coach, it will fill the last power-conference job on the market. A full list of all the jobs is below, but the more-recent hirings at that level include:
- Louisville hiring Kenny Payne
- Florida hiring San Francisco coach Todd Golden
- Xavier hiring Sean Miller
- Mississippi State hiring New Mexico State coach Chris Jans
- Kansas State hiring Baylor assistant Jerome Tang
- Maryland hiring Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard
- LSU hiring Murray State coach Matt McMahon
- South Carolina hiring Chattanooga coach Lamont Paris
Another big splash was made in recent days: UMass lured Frank Martin. The 56-year-old coach has won 288 games in his career and spent every season since 2007 coaching at Kansas State and South Carolina. This could be a great fit. UMass has been to one NCAA Tournament since 1998. It desperately needs to be relevant again. Martin could cure what’s been ailing this program for far too long.
Forty-seven jobs have changed. Will we get to 50? It will be close. The way I see it, maybe two more jobs (one of them being Saint Peter’s) will open for the remainder of this cycle, which is slowing down. This story will serve as a continually updating home of all the latest as news comes in about who’s been hired, who’s been fired, retirements and more. Here is the latest analysis on the new faces in new places.