Posted on: May 2, 2010 1:42 pm
Edited on: May 2, 2010 1:46 pm
Saint Mary's associate head coach Kyle Smith is the new coach at Columbia.
"I am very grateful to Dr. M. Dianne Murphy and President Lee C. Bollinger for this tremendous opportunity," Smith said. "I look forward to the challenge of building an Ivy League championship men’s basketball program at Columbia."
Smith has been at Saint Mary's the past nine seasons.
He's replacing Joe Jones, who left to become the associate head coach at Boston College.
Posted on: April 9, 2010 7:17 pm
One assistant got a head coaching job while a head coach took a job as an assistant.
The assistant on the move is Pittsburgh's Tom Herrion, who will be introduced as Marshall's next coach at a Saturday press conference. Herrion spent three years on Jamie Dixon's staff at Pittsburgh. He was previously the head coach at Charleston. Meantime, Columbia head coach Joe Jones is leaving the Ivy League school to be an assistant for Steve Donahue at Boston College. Jones was Columbia's head coach for seven seasons.
Four positions in BCS leagues remain open.
They are at Oregon, Clemson, Wake Forest and Rutgers.