Thursday, May 26, 2022

College basketball coaching changes 2022 tracker, carousel: Shaheen Holloway named next coach at Seton Hall

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 has agreed to return to his alma mater. Holloway signed a six-year contract on Wednesday, a source told CBS Sports. The school announced Holloway’s hiring, and he’ll be formally introduced on Thursday. 

Holloway leaving Saint Peter’s for Seton Hall means that every power-conference job has been filled. Here’s a list of some of the recent hirings at that level: 

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-eight 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.

1
IN — Jon Scheyer | OUT — Mike Krzyzewski

After 42 years, Coach K is walking away once Duke’s season ends. He will leave a massive void in college basketball once he goes, and with 12 Final Fours, five national championships and nearly 1,200 wins, he has a case as the greatest college hoops coach in the sport’s history. At 34, Scheyer, the coach-in-waiting, will by far be the youngest head coach in a power conference.
2
IN — Todd Golden | OUT — Mike White

Golden brought San Francisco to the NCAAs this year, marking the program’s first run to the Big Dance since 1998. He went 57-36 in three seasons as the head coach at USF. Golden has prior experience in the SEC; he was on Bruce Pearl’s staff for two seasons at Auburn from 2014-16. At 36, Golden is the second-youngest power-conference head coach to Scheyer, once Scheyer officially gets that title at Duke.
3
IN — Mike White | OUT — Tom Crean

In the end, AD Josh Brooks got what he sought: a sitting head coach with proven success in the NCAA Tournament. White’s career record: 243-127. Crean was fired March 8 after going 47-75 in four seasons and never finishing better than 10th in the SEC. White will have a short move from Gainesville, Florida, after leaving the Gators following seven seasons there. White won six NCAA Tournament games in seven years at Florida. Georgia has as many tournament wins as a program dating back to 1983.
4
IN — Jerome Tang | OUT — Bruce Weber

After being courted by mid-majors and a few high-major programs in recent years, the longtime Baylor assistant has found his calling in Manhattan, Kansas. Tang was regarded by many as the best assistant coach at a power-conference school. Now he gets to run a program for the first time in his career. Weber’s resignation ended a 10-year tenure that included five NCAA Tournaments and an Elite Eight run in 2018. Weber went 184-147 at K-State and finished atop the Big 12 standings twice in his time.
5
IN — Kenny Payne | OUT — Chris Mack

Payne is a beloved figure in school history and the first Black coach of Louisville’s men’s basketball program. He played on the 1986 championship team and also previously served as an assistant at Kentucky under John Calipari before working for the New York Knicks the past two seasons. Payne signed a six-year deal worth $3.35 million annually. The school remains mired in NCAA-investigation purgatory and awaits potential significant punishment later this year.
6
IN — Matt McMahon | OUT — Will Wade

After seven seasons of success with the Racers, Matt McMahon agreed on Monday to become LSU’s next coach. He replaces the disgraced Wade, who arrived at LSU in 2017 and wasted little time making noise both on and off the court. The school received its long-overdue Notice of Allegations from the NCAA in early March, which prompted the process to fire Wade for cause. LSU could face significant sanctions from the NCAA (including a potential postseason ban for multiple years) even after firing Wade. With seven major violations levied against the men’s basketball program, LSU’s future is murky at best heading into this offseason. McMahon is a great coach with a huge challenge ahead of him, but it’s the lone SEC program that’s the only power-conference school in its state.

7
IN — Kevin Willard | OUT — Mark Turgeon

One of the worst-kept secrets in college basketball became official when Willard signed a seven-year deal starting at $3.9 million. Willard leaves Seton Hall after 12 years with a 225-161 record, including a 1-5 mark in the NCAA Tournament. Turgeon stepped down in early December after the Terps — a ranked team entering this season — started 5-3.
8
IN — Chris Jans | OUT — Ben Howland

Once New Mexico State made the NCAA Tournament, the Mississippi State job was Jans’ to turn down. He did not do that. Less than 24 hours after New Mexico State lost to Arkansas in the second round of the NCAAs, Jans had agreed to be the Bulldogs’ coach. It’s being near-universally regarded as a perfect fit.

9
IN — Dennis Gates | OUT — Cuonzo Martin

The Tigers’ fan base is aching for consistency and national relevance, and it just never came under Martin, who arrived in 2017. The Tigers went 2-21 (5-13 SEC) this season; Martin went 78-77 in five seasons. Gates comes via Cleveland State, which went 50-40 over the past three seasons. Gates is a disciple of Leonard Hamilton. He was interviewed by nearly a half-dozen power-conference programs in the past two years and was one of the hottest mid-major names after resurrecting Cleveland State.
10
IN — Shaheen Holloway | OUT — Kevin Willard

Holloway’s six-year deal will put him in place to continue the Pirates’ solid run over the past decade under Willard. The Pirates made their hiring of Holloway official on Wednesday, and the 45-year-old will return to not just the place he played, but also where he was an assistant coach from 2010-18.

11
IN — Lamont Paris | OUT — Frank Martin

South Carolina fired Martin after a 10-year tenure, which included one NCAA Tournament appearance — a Final Four run in 2017. Paris wound up being the pick after a slightly-longer-than-expected search process. Paris spent the past five seasons overseeing Chattanooga’s program and went 87-71, including a trip to this year’s NCAA Tournament.
12
IN — Sean Miller | OUT — Travis Steele

Steele was nearing the end of his fourth season at the helm of the Musketeers program and was unable to lead Xavier to an NCAA Tournament berth. That caused his firing, and within four days, Xavier got it cleared to hire Miller. It’s a huge homecoming, and might be the hire that can get the Musketeers back into consistent national relevance. Miller made four NCAA Tournaments in five seasons with Xavier in the 2000s, though he’ll like serve some sort of suspension later this year due to an NCAA Level I violation attached to him from his time at Arizona.
13
OUT — Dylan Howard

The school cut ties with Howard after four seasons, this past year being a 12-18 campaign, its best yet under Howard.
14
OUT — Mo Williams

Williams was 14-35 in two seasons as coach of the Hornets, but is leaving for Jackson State. The Hornets went 10-21 and just missed making the SWAC Tournament.
15
IN – – Mike Lewis | OUT — James Whitford

The Cardinals hired Lewis, a UCLA assistant who previously spent time at Indiana and Butler. It’s his first head coaching opportunity, but he knows the Midwest well. Lewis replaces Whitford, who lasted nine years with the Cardinals and went 131-146. The school last won a league title in 2001.
16
IN — Levell Sanders | OUT — Tommy Dempsey

Dempsey was out a year ago, but we’re noting this change here because Sanders was promoted in February to the full-time post after serving as interim coach. Binghamton’s 12 wins this season are the most the program has had since 2009-10.
17
OUT — Lamont Paris

After five seasons, Paris was able to capitalize on getting to the NCAAs and nearly beating Illinois. He won out on a long process at South Carolina. At 47, Paris holds an 87-71 career record.
18
IN — Ed Conroy | OUT — Duggar Baucom

Conroy is leaving his post as an assistant at Vanderbilt to return coaching at The Citadel, where he went 49-76 from 2006-10. Baucom was let go after seven seasons and 77 wins. Widely regarded as one of the toughest jobs in the sport, the program has never made the NCAA Tournament.
19
OUT — Dennis Gates

The Vikings will be on the hunt again, and this is a tough job in the Horizon League. Landing a coach as good as Gates will be a challenge.
20
OUT — Mark Gottfried

Gottfried’s staff was put on administrative leave last spring after violations were uncovered at Northridge. Former Stanford/TCU coach Trent Johnson coached the team to a 7-22 record this season.
21
IN — Mike Schwartz | OUT — Joe Dooley

The East Carolina job coming open was an open secret for a few weeks. Dooley went 44-67 in four seasons, his best season being this past one (15-15). Schwartz is a defensive mind who is believed to be a tremendous fit for the grit and toughness that this job brings. Can he be the guy to lift ECU out of the American’s cellar?
22
IN — Pat Chambers | OUT — Michael Fly

Chambers was was hired March 15. The former Penn State coach left in 2020 amid controversy for racially inappropriate language with former player Rasir Bolton. He spent the past season as an assistant at La Sale. Fly was fired after a 55-59 record through four seasons — and a 21-11 mark in 2021-22.
23
OUT — Jamion Christian

Entering the season, it was thought Christian was under some pressure to win. George Washington went 12-18 and opted to fire Christian after only three seasons, an unusually quick hook for an A-10 school. One immediate name that will get a good look is Virginia assistant Jason Williford. This might also be a landing spot for Travis Steele.
24
OUT — Rob Lanier

A proud Sun Belt program will start anew again thanks to Rob Lanier taking the SMU job after making an NCAA Tournament appearance. Georgia State has finished above .500 in nine consecutive seasons.
25
IN — Ryan Pedon | OUT — Dan Muller

The Ohio State assistant coach was the No. 2 pick for the Cincinnati job a year ago. Now Illinois State gets a high-energy up-and-coming name who grinds as hard as just about any power-conference assistant in the game. Hard to figure, but Illinois State last made the NCAAs in 1998.
26
IN — Mo Williams | OUT — Wayne Brent

Alabama State coach Mo Williams, who played 12 seasons in the NBA, will take over for Brent, who is retiring. Williams was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and the majority of his family attended Jackson State.

27
IN — Mike Jordan | OUT — Fran O’Hanlon

Jordan is a longtime Colgate assistant, who will stay in the Patriot League and get his first shot as a head coach.Mike Krzyzewski isn’t the only legend in his conference retiring this year. O’Hanlon, a terrific player once upon a time, spent the past 27 years leading the Leopards. He coached 793 games and is universally respected in the industry.
28
OUT — Ashley Howard

Howard was fired after four seasons in Philadelphia. The Explorers have the worst budget in the Atlantic 10. This is a job that requires a specific kind of coach who can recruit Philadelphia, but also is creative enough to overcome the inherit challenges of the job.
29
IN — Talvin Hester | OUT — Eric Konkol

The Bulldogs lost their former head coach to Tulsa, ending a seven-year run together with him as head coach, but even longer from his days as an assistant. Hester is a former Louisiana Tech assistant who spent this past season at Texas Tech.
30
IN — Frank Marin | OUT — Matt McCall

The Minutemen never found their footing in five seasons under McCall, amassing a 60-81 record. Now, the program gets a big injection of personality and coaching buzz, as Martin wastes no time going from South Carolina to Amherst. If this school is ever going to have a resurgence, Martin has to be the guy to do it, right? Huge hire in the A-10.

31
IN — Chris Markwood | OUT — Richard Barron

Markwood has experience with Maine, both as a player and a coac, which is huge. A very tough job. Low budget, way off the map. Maybe as solid of a hire as could be expected here.

32
IN — Bart Lundy | OUT — Patrick Baldwin

The Panthers hired a D-II coach from Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Lundy coached Queens to a 30-4 mark this past season and won 76% of his games the past nine years running that program.

33
OUT — Jack Owens

Miami fired Owens after five seasons, none of which led to the RedHawks finishing above .500. There is some quick intrigue around whether or not Travis Steele would be the guy to replace Owens.
34
IN — George Ivory | OUT — Lindsey Hunter

Hunter resigned after his third season with the Delta Devils. The team was 8-75 during his time. Ivory, who previously coached at Arkansas-Pine Bluff, is MVSU’s fifth coach in a 12-year span. He’s one of the best players in school history.
35
IN — Steve Prohm | OUT — Matt McMahon

McMahon basically had to go this year after guiding Murray State to a 31-3 record. He’s off to LSU, and McMahon’s former boss is coming back: Prohm accepted the job, in large part, because of Murray State’s move to the Missouri Valley and its increased presence and budget since he left the Racers for Iowa State in 2015.

36
IN — Chris Crutchfield | OUT — Derrin Hansen

The Mavericks have gone with a powerful personality and great communicator of a coach in Crutchfield. He also has a good foundation and financial support around athletic department. Hansen guided the program from Division II to Division I, but went 10-45 the past two seasons.
37
IN — Greg Heiar | OUT — Chris Jans

Jans’ successor is a former LSU and Wichita State assistant who also also worked at the JUCO and D-III levels. Heiar’s experience certainly fits the mold of the kind of coach who can thrive in Las Cruces. He just guided Northwest Florida State College to a junior college national title.
38
IN — Corey Gipson | OUT — Mike McConathy

After 23 years, McConathy retired as the winningest coach in Northwestern State history. He won 330 games with the Demons (682 in his career) and made the NCAAs thrice — 2001, 2006, 2013. Gipson was plucked from Missouri State, where he spent the previous seven seasons.

39
IN — Archie Miller | OUT — David Cox

Miller opted in after Rhode Island came heavy with a huge financial package and promised all the resources and support Miller could have possibly asked for. URI should almost immediately become a factor again in the A-10.
40
OUT — Brian Katz

Katz retired in December after more than 12 years on the job. Brandon Laird has served as the Hornets’ interim coach. Sacramento State went 10-17 in the regular season.
41
OUT — Shaheen Holloway

As expected, the Seton Hall alum was called back home after coaching the 15th-seeded Peacocks to arguably the biggest Cinderella run in tournament history. The question becomes: How will this program be improved from a funding perspective in the coming years?
42
OUT — Sam Scholl

Coaching in the WCC at schools not named Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s and BYU is a tough assignment. Scholl was good in his first year (21-15) but sub-.500 since. One source told CBS Sports that USD AD Bill McGillis wants to hire a sitting head coach.
43
IN — Chris Gerlufsen | OUT — Todd Golden

Golden’s exodus to Florida makes room for another in-store promotion, as Gerlufsen is a good choice to inherit the Dons’ program. It won’t be easy maintain USF’s standing in the WCC as it stands now, but the program does have enough cache and momentum behind it to give Gerlufsen a good shot.
44
IN — Chris Victor | OUT — Jim Hayford

Victor was moved to interim coach, but was promoted to the full-time job after guiding the RedHawks to a 23-8 record with a share of the WAC regular season title. Hayford resigned in November after using a racial slur during a team scrimmage. A subsequent investigation turned up more inappropriate behavior, leading to his ouster.
45
IN — Rob Lanier | OUT — Tim Jankovich

After falling short of making it to the NCAA Tournament and losing in the second round of the NIT, Jankovich announced his retirement. Jankovich was 125-64 overall in six seasons at SMU. Lanier lands here after taking Georgia State to the NCAA Tournament, where his team held a second half lead on top-seeded Gonzaga.

46
IN — Eric Peterson | OUT — Todd Lee

A surprising firing, as Lee was let go after a 66-52 four-year run with the Coyotes. Lee was the 2021 Summit League coach of the year. Peterson, a former Utah assistant, previously served on staff with South Dakota when Craig Smith coached there from 2014-18.
47
IN — Eric Konkol | OUT — Frank Haith

The Golden Hurricane lured Konkol out of Conference USA and into the American Athletic Conference. Konkol will need to get to work immediately in the transfer portal to build out as best he can and try to get this program into the top half of the league in two years’ time.

48
OUT — Clayton Bates

A quick hook for Bates — he resigned — after being hired in 2020. Western Michigan was 13-29 and finished last in the MAC this season. The Broncos last made the NCAAs in 2014.

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