College basketball coaching carousel: The top 12 immediately rewarding hires from 2019

College basketball had nearly 60 coaching hirings in the late winter/spring of 2019. Last season, most of those coaches had expected bumpy traverses through their debut seasons. More on coaching carousel But about one-fourth of them did pretty well for themselves. None so great as to enter the coach-of-the-year conversation Read more

College basketball coaching carousel: Grading 2016’s best and worst hires after a full recruiting cycle

Time has come for CBS Sports’ annual review of the biggest coaching hires in college basketball — four years after they were made.  Let’s check the files to see which athletic directors knew what they were doing during the carousel spins of 2016. You’ll recall that was the year Villanova Read more

College basketball coaching changes tracker: Samford hires local high school coaching star

Samford is turning to the local prep ranks to replace Scott Padgett as its basketball coach. The Southern Conference school in Birmingham, Alabama announced the hiring Bucky McMillan on Monday after his 12-year run at nearby Mountain Brook High School. McMillan led the school to five state championships in the Read more

College basketball coaching changes tracker: Western Michigan hires from within, citing COVID-19 crisis

Western Michigan athletic director Kathy Beauregard made it clear in the school’s announcement of its new basketball coach on Saturday that the Broncos are promoting from within because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Clayton Bates, a longtime WMU assistant, will replace his former boss Steve Hawkins. “I decided to change leadership Read more

College basketball coaching changes tracker: Illinois-Chicago hires Texas assistant Luke Yaklich

Texas assistant Luke Yaklich has agreed to become the next coach at UIC, CBS Sports has confirmed, and he is expected to be announced by the school on Thursday. Stadium first reported the move. Yaklich has made a fast ascent in the business, going from Illinois State to Michigan to Read more

U.S. Soccer hires Will Wilson, Andrew Luck’s uncle, as new CEO and secretary general

U.S. Soccer has named Will Wilson as the federation’s new CEO and secretary general. The 52-year-old is the uncle of retired Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and the brother-in-law of XFL commissioner Oliver Luck. Wilson joins the federation from global sports agency Wasserman, where he was executive vice president and Read more

Grand Canyon University hires Bryce Drew as ex-Vanderbilt coach takes over for Dan Majerle

Bryce Drew is leaving the broadcast table and returning to the sidelines. Grand Canyon University announced Drew as its new men’s basketball coach on Tuesday, just a year after Vanderbilt fired Drew following his three-year tenure with the Commodores in the SEC. Drew led Valparaiso to a pair of NCAA Read more

Alabama hires Indiana strength coach as replacement for longtime Tide staffer Scott Cochran

One of the biggest stories from the assistant coaching carousel in the SEC came late in the calendar when Georgia announced the addition of former Alabama strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran as the Bulldogs’ new special teams coordinator. It is unknown whether Cochran had a similar opportunity with the Read more