The coaching carousel will kick into high gear soon and, in advance of that event, Eye on College Basketball will prepare you with a league-by-league Hot Seat Index, corresponding with conference tourney play. With assistance and input from Jeff Borzello, I'll talk to coaches in the league and then rate each head coach from 1 to 10.
If you get a 1, you are as safe as it gets. If you're a 10, you might want to start looking for a new gig.
Next up is the Atlantic Sun, which started its conference tournament this week. Remember, 10 is the hottest of the hot seats, and 1 is the coolest:
East Tennessee State: Murry Bartow – After going 179-113 in nine season, a stretch that including NCAA tournament appearance in 2009 and 2010, Bartow went just 10-22 this season. He has one year left on his contract. HOT SEAT INDEX: 4
Florida Gulf Coast: Andy Enfield – FGCU made a major statement earlier this season by beating Miami, and the Eagles ended up finishing second in the league. Enfield has gone 37-27 in his first two seasons at the helm, and has three more on his deal. HOT SEAT INDEX: 2
Jacksonville: Cliff Warren – After spending time at Mount St. Mary's, Siena and Georgia Tech, Warren took over at Jacksonville back in 2005. He was 100-114 in seven seasons, and went just 14-18 this year. He hasn't been to the NCAA tournament yet, but won 20 games in 2009-10 and 2010-11. HOT SEAT INDEX: 3
Kennesaw State: Lewis Preston – Preston has only been with the Owls for two seasons, but he's struggling. He is 6-55 in two years, finishing in last place in the A-Sun standings both times. HOT SEAT INDEX: 7
Lipscomb: Scott Sanderson – While rival Belmont has steadily risen among the mid-major ranks, Lipscomb hasn't been keeping up. Sanderson was 176-179 in 12 seasons heading into this one, and he went 12-18 this year. Lipscomb hasn't been to the dance under his watch. HOT SEAT INDEX: 6
Mercer: Bob Hoffman – With 48 wins the past two seasons, Hoffman is in good shape with the Bears. He is 75-61 in four seasons, winning the league at 14-4 this year. HOT SEAT INDEX: 2
North Florida: Matthew Driscoll – After signing an extension last summer through the 2017-18 season, Driscoll went 13-19 this year. He hasn't been above .500 at all during his four seasons at UNF, with a 44-53 record heading into this year. HOT SEAT INDEX: 4
Northern Kentucky: Dave Bezold – In its first season playing Division-I ball, Bezold led Northern Kentucky to a .500 finish in the Atlantic Sun -- good enough for fourth in the standings. He has been there since 2004. HOT SEAT INDEX: 2
USC Upstate: Eddie Payne – Heading into last season, Payne had won just 27 games total in his four seasons. However, Upstate went 21-13 last season and 16-16 this year. He might need another good year next season. HOT SEAT INDEX: 5
Stetson: Casey Alexander – In his second season at Stetson, Alexander led the Hatters to a third-place finish in the standings at 11-7. He is 24-35 overall during his two years, but they are on the way up. HOT SEAT INDEX: 3