What coaching jobs are open? Who are potential candidates? Who has been hired and are they leaving another school for the new job? Is he a good fit? You've got questions and we've got answers as Jeff Goodman and Gary Parrish track this year's round of college basketball coaching changes.
List will be updated as coaches retire, get fired and get hired.
Last updated Sept. 14, 2012
Out: Jeff Reynolds - Was fired after four-plus seasons at the helm and a 63-82 overall record. The Falcons, however were 11-10 this past season when athletic director Hans Mueh decided to let Reynolds go in early February.
In: Dave Pilipovich (Air Force)
What we think: Pilipovich is a veteran of the business who has done a solid job since taking the reigns on Feb. 8, but there was some thought that Denver assistant A.J. Kuhle -- a former player and assistant coach at the academy -- would wind up getting the job. Pilipovich spent the past four-plus years on Reynolds' staff and has also been an assistant at Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Robert Morris, Georgia State and Florida Atlantic.
Out: Mark Macon - The former Temple star spent three seasons running the program after Kevin Broadus was fired. Macon was 24-68 overall and 2-29 this past season.
In: Tommy Dempsey (Rider)
What we think: Dempsey did an impressive job at Rider, going 119-105 in his tenure and also recruiting NBA player Jason Thompson. He's also a high-character guy, which was important to a program that took a significant image hit.
Out: Jesse Agel - Was just 39-79 in four seasons at the helm and 14-42 in Ivy League play after taking over when Craig Robinson left for Oregon State. The program was just 8-23 this past season and 2-12 in league play, which was seventh in the conference.
In: Mike Martin (Penn)
What we think: Martin was a great choice for new athletic director Jack Hayes. He's young and has the pedigree as a former Brown player and also someone who has spent the last six seasons as an assistant at Penn.
Out: Tom Parrotta - The former Hofstra assistant was 64-121 in six years and 5-25 this past season. The Golden Griffins finished ninth in the league three times and last twice in his tenure.
In: Jim Baron (Rhode Island)
What we think: Baron was fired at Rhode Island after a seven-win season, but he had won 20-plus for four consecutive seasons. Baron had success at St. Bonaventure and it'll be interesting to see what he does at Canisius.
Out: Ernie Zeigler - The former UCLA assistant was fired after a six-year stint in which he was 75-111 overall and 11-21 this past season.
In: Keno Davis (formerly of Providence)
What we think: Davis wasn't successful in his three-year stint at Providence, but he's more suited to the mid-major variety. Davis led Drake to the NCAA tournament in his lone season at the helm.
Out: Bobby Cremins - The 64-year-old former Georgia Tech head man has called it a career, returning after taking a medical leave of absence towards the end of the season. Cremins spent nearly six seasons at C of C. His career record was 579-373 in 31 seasons. The Cougars finished 19-12 this past season.
In: Doug Wojcik (Tulsa)
What we think: For a while there, it looked as though assistant Mark Byington would be the guy. However, Charleston went with a head coach and a guy who had just been cut loose at Tulsa -- Doug Wojcik. This is a terrific mid-major job, not unlike the situation Wojcik had at Tulsa.
Out: Tim Miles - Did a heck of a job coming over from North Dakota State and building Colorado State into an NCAA tournament team this past season. The Rams were 71-88 in his tenure, but went to the postseason each of the last three seasons.
In: Larry Eustachy (Southern Mississippi)
What we think: The initial choice was former Oregon coach Ernie Kent, but someone in the administration nixed it and then the Rams went with Southern Miss' Eustachy -- who led the program to its first NCAA tournament appearance since 1992 this past season.
Out: Jim Calhoun - The Hall of Famer finally retired at the age of 70. He is sixth on the active all-time winning list, won three national titles and built UConn into a national power. He won 618 games in 26 seasons with the Huskies and finishes with 873 career victories.
In: Kevin Ollie
What we think: Ollie is a former UConn point guard who bounced around the NBA for 13 seasons. He gets a one-year deal as Calhoun's successor. He's been on staff for the past two years, but will have to prove to new athletic director Warde Manuel that he's worthy of a long-term deal.
Out: Ron Everhart - Was fired March 23rd after six seasons with a career record of 99-89 at the school. The Dukes finished 16-15 this season with a 7-9 record in the Atlantic 10.
In: Jim Ferry (LIU-Brooklyn)
What we think: Athletic director Greg Amodio struck out in his bid to hire Akron coach Keith Dambrot, but went with a solid hire in Ferry - who has led LIU-Brooklyn to consecutive NEC regular-season titles.
Out: Mike Miller - The Panthers didn't even earn a spot in the Ohio Valley tourney for the last two years. Miller was 75-130 in seven seasons at the helm, although he did win 19 games in 2009 and earned a spot in the OVC semis.
In: Jay Spoonhour (Moberly Area CC)
What we think: Athletic director Barbara Burke went with the son of the late Charlie Spoonhour. He's had plenty of experience and comes from a head juco job.
Out: Isiah Thomas - The Hall of Famer lasted longer than most expected, but his three-year tenure in Miami was forgettable. He was 25-65 and 8-21 this past season. Now he'll likely try and land back in the NBA in some capacity.
In: Richard Pitino (Louisville)
What we think: Last time they went with the big name in Isiah Thomas. This time they went with another name in Richard Pitino. However, the younger Pitino has been around his dad and also learned from Billy Donovan. He's young, but he gets it.
Out: Bobby Washington - Was 23-66 in his three years at the helm -- including a 4-24 mark this past season and a 4-14 record in SWAC play. Was the interim head coach his first season -- when Grambling went 7-21 overall. Washington was reassigned.
In: Joseph Price
What we think: Price played for Digger Phelps at Notre Dame in the 1980s and was an assistant under Pat Knight at Lamar. Price was also an assistant at Morehead State, Ball State and IUPUI.
Out: Joe O'Brien - Resigned after a 2-8 start this season and a career mark of 56-105. One of the team's two wins came against a non-Division 1 opponent. It was time for a change.
In: Bill Evans (Montana)
What we think: Evans, who has been an assistant at Montana for the past four years, was the head coach at Southern Utah for 15 years and has his master's from Idaho State. This is a tough job.
Out: Bruce Weber - Spent nine years in Champaign and went 210-101, but the recent lack of success was his downfall. The Illini were 17-15 this season, 6-12 in Big Ten play and failed to get into the NCAA tournament for the second time in the last three years.
In: John Groce (Ohio)
What we think: VCU's Shaka Smart turned down athletic director Mike Thomas and so did Brad Stevens, so the Illini turned to Ohio University's Groce, who led the Bobcats to the Sweet 16. Groce is also the guy who recruited Greg Oden and Mike Conley to Ohio State.
Out: Tim Jankovich - Left for more money and the chance to succeed Larry Brown at SMU. Was 104-64 with four NIT appearances in five seasons and the Redbirds were 21-14 this past season.
In: Dan Muller (Vanderbilt)
What we think: The team is coming off a 20-win season and returns most of its key players. Muller is the perfect fit here -- an alum that recruited Jeffery Taylor, Festus Ezeli and John Jenkins to Vandy.
Out: Frank Martin - When Martin got the job after Bob Huggins left for his alma mater, the move was criticized. However, Martin silenced the critics with a 117-54 mark in his tenure -- and four NCAA appearances in five seasons. Ultimately, a rift with athletic director John Currie may have been what led to Martin's departure to South Carolina.
In: Bruce Weber (Illinois)
What we think: This was a surprise, but this was a solid pick. Weber can coach and it's not like big-time guys were standing in line to follow Frank Martin in Manhattan.
Out: Jim Ferry - Led the school to its second consecutive NCAA tournament this past season. The 44-year-old took over a five-win team back in 2002-2003 and led LIU to 52 wins over the last two years.
In: Jack Perri (LIU-Brooklyn)
What we think: Love the move. The 36-year-old Perri helped turn the program around and deserved the gig. He's been a head coach and should be able to keep this program towards the top of the NEC.
Out: Trent Johnson - It was an odd hire down in Baton Rouge -- and it ended after four seasons and a 67-64 record. Johnson did go to three NCAA tournaments while at Stanford and a Sweet 16 at Nevada.
In: Johnny Jones (North Texas)
What we think: LSU passed over Jones last time when the Tigers hired Johnson. They needed to go with someone familiar with the landscape -- and Jones played at LSU in the early 1980s and also coached under Dale Brown. He's led North Texas to 20-plus wins in five of the past six years. This is the right move.
Out: Charlie Coles - The 70-year-old retired after numerous health issues. Coles was 263-224 in 16 seasons at the helm, but the program had started to take a dip recently. The Redhawks were 9-21 this past season.
In: John Cooper (Tennessee State)
What we think: James Whitford, the associate head coach at Arizona and also an assistant under Charlie Coles for more than a decade, emerged as the frontrunner. However, he withdrew and that put Cooper, who has been at Tennessee State for the past three seasons, in position to get the job. Cooper was 43-52 overall, but 20-13 this past season.
Out: Rick Stansbury - The official term of his departure was "retired", but it was clear that the administration was ready to make a change. Stansbury spent 14 seasons at the helm, compiled a 293-165 record and went to six NCAA tournaments. But he didn't do enough this season with a talented group. The Bulldogs were 21-12 and lost seven of their last nine after starting the year 19-5.
In: Rick Ray (Clemson)
What we think: We said athletic director Scott Stricklin was going to find a young, up-and comer -- someone outside of the box. That's exactly what he's done. Ray is smart, has worked for high-character guys and could be just what Stricklin needs to change the perception of the program.
Out: Sean Woods - Was 50-80 in his four seasons at the helm, but the program improved each season -- and the Delta Devils went to the NCAA tournament last season.
In: Chico Potts (Mississippi Valley State) -
What we think: Good move to keep it in the family. This is a tough job and Potts helped Woods build it into an NCAA tournament program over the past four years as an assistant.
Out: Donnie Tyndall - Was 111-84 in six seasons at his alma mater and led the Eagles to a pair of NCAA tournament appearances -- and also a first-round upset over Louisville. He also brought a first-rounder in Kenneth Faried to Morehead. Tyndall left for more money and a higher-profile spot in Southern Miss and it's tough to blame him.
In: Sean Woods (Mississippi Valley State)
What we think: Woods played an hour or so down the road in Lexington -- and also took Mississippi Valley State, a difficult job, to the NCAA tournament this past season. He's a good call to replace Tyndall at Morehead.
Out: Robert Burke - Was on administrative leave and then resigned after two seasons and a 17-40 career mark. The Mountaineers were 8-21 this past season and 6-12 in Northeast Conference play.
In: Jamion Christian (VCU)
What we think: Christian is a former player and three-year captain at The Mount who spent this past season on Shaka Smart's staff at VCU. Previously, he was an assistant at William & Mary.
Out: Doc Sadler - Was 89-70 overall and 34-64 in league play in the six years at Nebraska. He still had four years and more than $3 million left on his contract. The Cornhuskers were 12-18 overall and 4-14 in the Big Ten this season that ended with Thursday's first-round loss in the Big Ten tournament.
In: Tim Miles (Colorado State)
What we think: Tom Osborne has hired Miles -- who led Colorado State to the NCAA tournament this past season. Miles did a terrific job as the Rams improved each year in his tenure.
Out: Jerry Eaves - Was 99-180 in nine seasons with the Aggies. Took over a one-win program in 2003, but finished just 12-20 this past season.
In: Cy Alexander
What we think: The Aggies went with a familar MEAC face in Cy Alexander, who led South Carolina State to a handful of NCAA tourney appearances in his 16-year tenure from 1987 to 2003. He was also 67-107 in six seasons at Tennessee State before being let go in 2009. The hiring of the 58-year-old is somewhat suspect -- especially with Sean Woods interested.
Out: Johnny Jones - The 51-year-old has returned to LSU -- where he played and once spent time as an assistant. He leaves the Mean Green with a 190-146 mark in 11 seasons -- including a five-year stretch from 2007-11 in which the program won 20-plus games a year.
In: Tony Benford (Marquette)
What we think: Benford was beaten out by Larry Brown for the SMU gig, but he edged out ESPN's Fran Fraschilla for this job. Benford is a high-character veteran of the business who should do well at UNT.
Out: Mike Adras - Resigned after a 2-7 start with the Lumberjacks this season, his 13th as the head coach Adras was an assistant with the program for seven years and took over when Ben Howland left for Pittsburgh. He was 193-170 in his 12-plus seasons.
In: Jack Murphy (Memphis)
What we think: The Lumberjacks needed a young, up-and-comer -- and Murphy fits the bill. He was at Arizona back in the day and will bring energy and intelligence to the table.
Out: John Groce - The former Ohio State assistant led the Bobcats to a pair of NCAA tournament berths in his four years at the helm -- including a Sweet 16 appearance this past season. Left with a 85-56 overall mark, including a 27-7 record in 2011-12.
In: Jim Christian (TCU)
What we think: Everyone thought it would be alum Jeff Boals, the Ohio State assistant. However, the Bobcats went with Christian -- who had plenty of success at Kent State before his stint at TCU.
Out: Jim Baron - Spent 11 years in Kingston, Rhode Island and had success, winning 20-plus games on six occasions and going to a handful of NIT's. However, it was the elusive NCAA tourney appearance, coupled with his $600,000 or so salary that ultimately cost him his job. The Rams were 7-24 this past season and 4-12 in A-10 play. His career mark was 184-166.
In: Dan Hurley (Wagner)
What we think: This isn't a good choice. It's a terrific one. Give athletic director Thorr Bjorn a ton of credit for quickly targeting Hurley -- and getting his guy. Hurley quickly built the program at Wagner, has strong recruiting ties, a big name and can also coach.
Out: Tommy Dempsey - He left for more money to go to Binghamton. Dempsey was 119-105 in his tenure at Rider, which included a pair of 23-win seasons. He also recruited NBA player Jason Thompson.
In: Kevin Baggett (Rider)
What we think: This is the right move. Baggett was an integral reason why Rider has a pair of 23-win seasons over the past four years and why the school won the MAAC regular-season crown in 2008.
Out: Jimmy Tillette - Was 229-219 in his 15 years with the Bulldogs, but the team was 11-19 this past season and 8-10 in the SoCon. He departs as the winningest coach in program history.
In: Bennie Seltzer (Indiana)
What we think: Martin Newton, the son of C.M. Newton, is an athletic director who is committed to basketball. He has a new 5,500-seat facility and wants to try and model this after Butler, Davidson, Gonzaga and Belmont -- all also private schools. Newton went with Selzer, who grew up in Alabama and has been with Tom Crean at Marquette and now Indiana.
Out: Matt Doherty - the one-time North Carolina coach, was fired at SMU in early March after compiling an 80-109 record in six seasons with the Mustangs. He finished 11th or worse in C-USA in four different seasons, including this season.
In: Larry Brown
What we think: Larry Brown is 71, hasn't coached in the college game since 1988, had one Final Four vacated and another program placed on probation. However, there was strong support to hire a big-name coach and this was the best that the Mustangs could do. If Brown brings on a strong staff, he's got a fighting chance. But it's still a tough job as SMU is headed to the Big East.
Out: Darrin Horn - Fired by South Carolina in March after four seasons that featured no NCAA tournament appearances. The Gamecocks were 2-14 in the SEC this season.
In: Frank Martin (Kansas State)
What we think: Give Eric Hyman a ton of credit. Frank Martin wasn't happy at Kansas State and he plucked a guy that led the Wildcats to four NCAA tournament berths in his five-year tenure. This isn't a good hire; it's a terrific one.
Out: Chris Lowery - There weren't many guys in the entire industry that were hotter than Lowery a few years ago, but the Salukis have struggled the last few years -- and he was fired following a 8-23 campaign that ended with a first-round loss in the Missouri Valley tournament. His final record was 145-116, but the expectations in Carbondale were high after a run of three straight NCAA tourney appearances.
In: Barry Hinson (Kansas)
What we think: Bruce Weber turned it down, so SIU went with an old Valley face: Hinson. He was at Missouri State for a while and then has been the director of basketball operations for Bill Self at Kansas.
Out: Larry Eustachy - The 56-year-old left for Colorado State after an eight-year run in Hattiesburg that culminated with a 25-9 campaign last season and there program's first NCAA tournament appearance since 1991. Eustachy leaves with a 142-113 overall mark in his tenure.
In: Donnie Tyndall (Morehead State)
What we think: There's a reason why Southern Miss hadn't been to the tourney in 21 years. This is a tough job. However, Tyndall just led Morehead State -- another difficult spot -- to a pair of NCAA tournaments in his six seasons at the helm. Tyndall also has experience recruiting the area from his days at LSU.
Out: Roger Reid - The former BYU head man was 54-97 in five seasons in Cedar City. SUU, which will move into the Big Sky next year, was 14-17 this past season.
In: Nick Robinson (LSU)
What we think: Robinson was born in Salt Lake City and has been with Trent Johnson at both Stanford and LSU.
Out: Don Friday is gone after a 32-86 mark in his four years at the helm -- and a 6-23 record this past season.
In: Rob Krimmel (St. Francis)
What we think: If I'm athletic director Bob Krimmel, I'm probably giving my kid the job permanently. Is it a good idea? We have no clue. But that's exactly what happened. The younger Krimmel played at the school and has also been an assistant for more than a decade.
Out: Jim Christian - Left for comparable money to go back to the midwest and Ohio University. Christian was at TCU for four years and had a 56-73 mark in his tenure. But with the Horned Frogs heading into the Big 12, he realized how tough a task it would be to keep his position longterm.
In: Trent Johnson (LSU)
What we think: This was a strange hire. Johnson got to the NCAA tournament in his first season in Baton Rouge, but the Tigers have struggled of late. Johnson did, however, go to three NCAA tournaments in four seasons at Stanford and also a Sweet 16 while at Nevada.
Out: John Cooper - Left after three seasons and a 43-52 mark for Miami-Ohio. Cooper did a nice job at Tennessee State, though, and won 20 games this past season.
In: Travis Williams (Tennessee State)
What we think: Williams was on staff with Cooper - who did a nice job getting this program back on track. So it's difficult to argue -- even though we honestly don't know much about Williams.
Out: Tony Harvey - Had a sketchy track record and was part of Quin Snyder's staff that was fired at Missouri, but got another chance at Texas Southern. He was 58-72 overall in the SWAC before he was forced to resign following a 15-18 mark.
In: Mike Davis (UAB)
What we think: Davis is also a lightning-rod and wasn't well-liked at both Indiana and UAB, but the bottom line is that this is still an impressive get for a SWAC school -- even on an interim basis. Davis took the Hoosiers to the national title game and has a 237-151 career mark.
Out: Doug Wojcik - Fired in March after seven seasons that featured no NCAA tournaments.
In: Danny Manning (Kansas)
What we think: Bill Self still has some juice at his former school -- and he certainly played a role in getting Manning this gig. Manning is a former star who is underrated as a coach and recruiter.
Out: Mike Davis was fired March 16. He compiled a 122-73 record in six seasons and made just on NCAA tournament.
In: Jerod Haase (North Carolina)
What we think: Andy Kennedy decided to remain at Ole Miss, and the Blazers went with Haase -- an outside-the-box guy. Haase played at Kansas and has been on Roy Williams' staff for the past decade or so. He's smart, can coach and should be able to recruit down in the south due to his UNC ties.
Out: Mike Dement - Was fired after a 2-8 start this season. This was his second tour of duty as the head coach, the first coming from 1991-95 and the second beginning in 2005. Dement was the head coach at SMU in-between the two stints. In his 11 total seasons at the helm, Dement was 124-181. He was 67-125 this past time around.
In: Wes Miller (UNC Greensboro)
What we think: This is a no-brainer. Wes Miller may only be 28 years old, but he has already proven himself as more than capable. The team thrived under his leadership and finished in first place in the north division of the SoCon. Miller is a rising star who played at North Carolina.
Out: Seth Greenberg - The timing was odd for the move, in late-April, as athletic director Jim Weaver made the move. Greenberg was 170-123 in Blacksburg and took the Hokies to five NIT's and an NCAA tournament in his nine-year tenure.
In: James Johnson (Clemson)
What we think: There were plenty of former and current head coaches interested, but athletic director Jim Weaver tabbed former assistant James Johnson -- who had been with Seth Greenberg the past five years. Johnson had left earlier in the month for an assistant spot at Clemson. He's young, personable and should keep the current guys and recruits in Blacksburg.
Out: Dan Hurley - Left after two seasons to take the Rhode Island gig. The program was in disarray when he got to Staten Island, but he has left it in terrific shape after a 25-win season. Hurley's older brother, Bobby, will go with him to URI instead of taking over at Wagner.
In: Bashir Mason (Wagner)
What we think: Make no mistake about it, this job is difficult. But Mason helped the Hurley Brothers -- Dan and Bobby -- build it the last couple of years. Mason played for Hurley in prep school and also played at Drexel. This is a solid move.
Out: Ken McDonald - Was fired by athletic director Ross Bjork after a 5-11 start and a 67-49 overall mark. The Hilltoppers went to the Sweet 16 his first season and made the NCAA his second year at the helm, but haven't been the last two years. The last time Western Kentucky had a losing season was in 1999-2000.
In: Ray Harper (Western Kentucky)
What we think: Strange timing. Obviously, Harper can coach. However, this is considered the plum job in the Sun Belt -- and would have attracted plenty of rising assistants and both former and current head guys. Harper was well-liked in the community -- and also by the administration. He'll also likely keep the young nucleus of players -- which includes Derrick Gordon -- left behind by McDonald.
Out: Randy Peele - Had the unenviable task of following Gregg Marshall, who left for Wichita five years ago. Peele was on Marshall's staff and did win the Big South tournament in 2008 and 2010, but the program had consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 1997-98. Leaves with a career mark of 77-82 and a 48-38 record in the Big South.
In: Pat Kelsey (formerly of Xavier)
What we think: Kelsey was a rising star in the profession when he abruptly decided to leave the business a year ago. Kelsey was a long-time assistant for Skip Prosser at Wake Forest and then spent a couple years at Xavier. Love this hire.