Coaching change rundown

Jeff Goodman logs all the coaching changes heading into the 2014-15 season.

Last update: March 27, 6:15 p.m. ET


Out: Tony Barbee - He was let go after four seasons and a 49-75 overall mark. The Tigers were 14-16 this season and 6-12 in the SEC.

In: Bruce Pearl - The former Tennessee coach gets another shot and this is a win-win for both sides. Pearl received a three-year show cause that expires in mid-August and he'll likely make the program relevant in hoops. Pearl went to the NCAA tourney in each of his six seasons in Knoxville, including a pair of Sweet 16's and an Elite Eight in 2010.

Appalachian State

Out: Jason Capel - The former North Carolina forward was fired after four seasons at the helm and a 53-70 career mark. Capel was hired after spending one season as an assistant under Buzz Peterson. Longtime Appalachian State assistant Matt McMahon is in the running for the opening. He did not get the job four years ago and wound up as an assistant on Steve Prohm's staff at Murray State. McMahon is certainly a candidate again. Former Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz is also in the mix.

Boston College

Out: Steve Donahue - The former Cornell coach was fired after a disappointing season in which BC finished 8-24.

Bowling Green

Out: Louis Orr - The former Syracuse standout and Seton Hall coach was 101-121 in seven seasons at the school. The Falcons were 12-20 this season and 6-12 in the MAC.

In: Chris Jans - Jans has been Gregg Marshall's right-hand man for Wichita State's successful run of late. He's also been a head coach in the junior college ranks, with Chipola and Howard, compiling a 159-45 overall mark in six years.

Central Arkansas

Out: Clarence Finley (interim) - Finley took over on an interim basis after Corliss Williamson left just before the season for a job on Mike Malone's staff with the Sacramento Kings. Finley took the Bears to 8-21 overall and toward the bottom of the Southland Conference.

In: Russ Pennell - He led Arizona to a Sweet 16 berth in 2009 as the interim coach while Lute Olson was battling health issues then had a successful stint at Grand Canyon University before being fired so the school could hire Dan Majerle as it entered the Division I ranks. Pennell coached in the WNBA last season.

Delaware State

Out: Greg Jackson - He compiled a 200-216 record in 14 seasons leading the program and took the Hornets to their first NCAA tournament in 2005. Delaware State won three consecutive regular-season MEAC titles from 2005 to 2007 but was just 4-15 this season and sat 0-6 in league play when it made a move.

In: Keith Walker (interim) - He has been an assistant under Jackson for the past 14 seasons. The Hornets were 5-6 after Walker, who was the head coach at Shaw University from 1993 to 2000, took over for Jackson. Savannah State assistant Clifford Reed and Delaware assistant Chris Cheeks are also be in the mix.

Florida Atlantic

Out: Mike Jarvis - The former Boston University, George Washington and St. John's coach led the program to the NIT in 2011 but was forced to resign after the Owls were 10-20 this season and 5-10 in Conference USA. The 68-year-old led GW to the Sweet 16 in 1993 and took St. John's to the Elite Eight in 1999. The goal is to bring in someone with head-coaching experience, and the favorite is former Tulane coach Dave Dickerson -- who is on Thad Matta's staff at Ohio State. Florida assistant Matt McCall is also under consideration.


Out: James Dickey - He resigned for private family matters after a four-year run and a 64-62 record. The Cougars have talent and were 17-16 this past season. Kelvin Sampson of the Houston Rockets, former NBA coach John Lucas and Mike Davis (Texas Southern) are on the radar.


Out: Todd Howard - A longtime assistant, Howard replaced Ron Hunter three years ago when Hunter left for Georgia State. Howard has dealt with a barrage of injuries, but he didn't win enough games and was just 26-70 in three seasons at the helm. One name that has already been bandied about is University of Indianapolis coach Stan Gouard, who has been extremely successful in the Division II ranks over the last few years. Saint Louis assistant Calbert Cheaney, Memphis assistant Jason Gardner and Purdue assistant Greg Gary are other names in the mix.


Out: Cliff Warren - Warren spent nine years at the helm and was let go after a 12-18 campaign. Warren had put together five consecutive winning seasons from 2007 to 2011, the first time the program accomplished that feat since the early 1970s. Warren won a single game his first season, then won 15, 18, 18, 20 and 20.

Kennesaw State

Out: Lewis Preston - The former Notre Dame, Florida and Penn State assistant took a leave of absence on Jan. 3 and the school decided not to bring him back. Preston was 9-67 in two-plus seasons at the helm.

In: Jimmy Lallathin - Owls athletic director Vaughn Williams removed the interim tag from Lallathin after the season. He was just 3-13 after taking over for Preston. He was previously an assistant on staff, and also an assistant at Miami (OH).


Out: Pat Knight - He went to the NCAA tournament his first season at the school but was just 6-50 over the past two seasons before being fired in February. The son of former Indiana and Texas Tech coach Bob Knight replaced his father in Lubbock before being fired after four seasons and a 50-61 record.

In: Tic Price - Price had been an assistant at Lamar for three seasons before moving to athletics coordinator. He was also the head coach at New Orleans, Memphis and McNeese State.

Loyola Marymount

Out: Max Good - He took over after Bill Bayno resigned just a few games into his tenure in 2009 due to health issues and led the Lions to an 18-15 mark in 2010. However, LMU struggled the last few seasons, going 11-23 and 1-15 in the WCC a year ago and 13-19 and 4-14 this past season.

In: Mike Dunlap - The former Charlotte Bobcats coach (he spent one season as a head coach in the NBA) takes over for Good. Dunlap was also an assistant for Steve Lavin at St. John's, an assistant at Arizona and was a successful Division II head coach at Metro State from 1997 to 2006.


Out: Buzz Williams - After a good run with the Golden Eagles, Williams left for Virginia Tech.


Out: Tom Herrion - He came from Jamie Dixon's staff at Pittsburgh and spent four seasons with the Thundering Herd. He won 22 and 21 games his first two years, but Marshall won just 24 over the past two seasons. Assistants Kevin Keatts (Louisville), Brian Fish (Oregon) and Jeff Battle (Wake Forest) are thought to be in the mix.

Maryland Eastern Shore

Out: Frankie Allen - His contract was not renewed after a 42-139 mark over the past six seasons and a 6-24 record and a 4-13 mark in the MEAC this past season. Allen was also the head coach at Howard University from 2000-05 and at Tennessee State from 1991 to 2000. UMES is casting a wide net, with Robert Jones (Norfolk State), Bobby Collins (Winston Salem State), Cliff Warren (formerly of Jacksonville), Greg Jackson (formerly of Delaware State) and Savannah State assistant Clifford Reed all candidates.

Montana State

Out: Brad Huse - The Bobcats finished in the middle of the pack in the Big Sky for much of his eight-year tenure. His overall record was 107-133, but he never won more than 15 games -- and he was 14-17 overall and 9-11 in league play this past season. Assistants Larry Davis (Cincinnati) and Brian Fish (Oregon) have been connected to the job.


Out: Ben Braun - The former Cal coach had it going with the Owls until mass defections eventually led to a forced resignation. Braun was 63-128 in six seasons, but was just 7-23 this past year and 2-14 in C-USA play.

In: Mike Rhoades - This was somewhat surprising, but the VCU assistant has a strong reputation and was successful in a decade-long stint as the head coach at Randolph-Macon. He was 197-97 and advanced to the NCAA Division III tourney four times.

South Dakota

Out: Dave Boots - The longtime Coyotes coach retired in early September and was replaced by interim coach Joey James. Boots had a 503-235 mark with the program and had 23 consecutive winning seasons while in the Division II ranks.

In: Craig Smith - The Minnesota native and North Dakota alum has been with Nebraska coach Tim Miles at Mayville State, North Dakota State, Colorado State and with the Cornhuskers. He takes over a program that was 12-18 overall and 6-8 in the Summit League this past season.

South Florida

Out: Stan Heath - Heath was fired after seven seasons and a 97-130 record. Heath took the Bulls to the NCAA tournament two years ago, but was 3-15 in league play for the past two seasons. USF hired Manhattan coach Steve Masiello, but pulled the deal when it was discovered he did not graduate from the University of Kentucky. Mercer's Bob Hoffman and Mike White of Louisiana Tech are in the running.

Southeastern Louisiana

Out: Jim Yarbrough - The remaining one year on his contract was bought out after a nine-year stint in which he finished with a 133-135 mark. The program was just 12-18 this past season and 7-11 in Southland Conference play. Jay Ladner of Jones County Junior College has been mentioned in connection to the job.

Tennessee State

Out: Travis Williams - He was promoted from assistant to head coach two years ago when John Cooper took the head coach at Miami (OH). Williams led the Tigers to an 18-15 season in his first year, but was just 5-25 this past season. Candidates include Mike Davis (Texas Southern), Dana Ford (Illinois State assistant), Rob Moxley (NC State assistant) and Earl Grant (Clemson assistant).

UC Riverside

Out: Jim Wooldridge - The veteran coach, who has made stops at Kansas State, Louisiana Tech, Texas State and Central Missouri, resigned in July after six seasons to become the interim athletic director. Shortly thereafter, he became the permanent AD.

In: Dennis Cutts (interim) - He worked with Wooldridge at Kansas State and joined the staff at Riverside in 2007. Cutts was also an assistant at San Jose State from 2002 to 2005 and led the Highlanders to a 10-21 overall record and 5-11 mark in the Big West this season. Look for Wooldridge to remove the interim tag and hire Cutts to a multiyear deal this offseason.

UNC Wilmington

Out: Buzz Peterson - He was fired after four straight losing seasons with the Seahawks and a 42-82 overall mark. UNCW went 9-23 this past season and just 3-13 in league play.

In: Kevin Keatts - He was a successful prep school coach for a decade at Hargrave Military Academy, but has been on Rick Pitino's staff at Louisville since 2011 and the Cardinals have gone to a pair of Final Four's and won a national title last season.

UT Martin

Out: Jason James - He took over in 2009 after seven years as an assistant and was 37-117 in five seasons as the Skyhawks head coach. UT Martin was 8-23 this season and 3-13 in the Ohio Valley.

In: Heath Schroyer - He was on Dave Rice's staff for the past three seasons at UNLV and was the head coach at Portland State and Wyoming.

Virginia Tech

Out: James Johnson - Johnson took over for Seth Greenberg and won 13 games his first season and was 9-22 this season. He was fired by new athletic director Whit Babcock after just two seasons.

In: Buzz Williams - The Hokies scored by bringing in a smart coach who took the Golden Eagles to five tournaments in his six seasons at Marquette.

Wake Forest

Out: Jeff Bzdelik - He went 51-76 at Wake Forest with a 17-51 record in ACC play.

Washington State

Out: Ken Bone - He took over in 2009 after the Cougars went to the NCAA tournament in back-to-back seasons. The Cougars were 80-86 in his five-year tenure and did not go to the NCAA tourney in his time at the helm.