Gardner-Webb makes coaching change

Gardner-Webb announced this afternoon that it will not retain Rick Scruggs as coach after 15 seasons with the school.

Scruggs, whose team toppled Kentucky in 2007, had a 199-218 record and was let go after the Runnin' Bulldogs were 8-21 this season.

In other coaching news...

  • Eastern Washington coach Kirk Earlywine on Tuesday received a contract extension for one year after a 9-21 season. He is 32-58 in three seasons and hasn't yet coached a team into the six-team Big Sky tournament, but has a bright spot in guard Glen Dean being chosen as the conference's freshman of the year.

  • Wagner fired Mike Deane earlier in the week, and the Staten Island Advance has a look at possible candidates, including former coach Dereck Whittenburg who was fired at Fordham, and a mention of Florida assistant Richard Pitino. Yep, that's the son of Rick Pitino.