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The Final Four is quickly approaching, so as we build up Purdue-NC State and UConn-Alabama, let's also reconvene and talk coaching carousel. 

The most recent news: Josh Schertz formally leaving Indiana State for Saint Louis late Friday night. The news was made official Saturday morning. Schertz is headed to SLU on a six-year deal that will pay him north of $2 million annually, a source told CBS Sports. 

On Thursday, USC officially hired Eric Musselman away from Arkansas. Here's our news story on that. It's a semi-shock, but remember: Musselman has ties to southern California and is coming off a whiff of season (16-17). Pressure would have been on had he stayed. At USC, he gets a new lease on his career and will face significantly less pressure as the program moves to the Big Ten. 

And now, with Arkansas open, the Razorbacks will need to move quickly in order to avoid an outright roster purge. That's a top-25 job in the sport, without question. Arkansas donors tried to get Chris Beard there, but that fell through. On Friday, Jerome Tang turned down the job to stay at Kansas State. The scramble is officially on for the Razorbacks to try and get a replacement ASAP. Might we have that name by Sunday? I think so.  

And hey, we've got Ivy League movement. Cornell hired top assistant/alum Jon Jaques to succeed Brian Earl on Friday. The Ivy League is thriving amid one of its strongest eras ever in men's basketball. Jaques was the best choice to keep Cornell competitive amid a fluctuating landscape within the conference — and across the sport. Cornell is in a good spot moving forward. 

Previously ...

The long-expected move of Andy Enfield turning away from USC and heading to the Lone Star State was made official as SMU announced Enfield's hiring Monday. That put USC on the clock to get his replacement, and the Trojans made a splash of their own after working channels on that for more than a week.

Elsewhere, as expected, Oklahoma State finally closed when it hired Steve Lutz to a five-year deal after more than a week of flirtation with the former Western Kentucky coach. Sources said OSU was poking around one more big offer in recent days, but that never materialized. Lutz's deal will start at $2.4 million. With Lutz leaving town, Western Kentucky AD Todd Stewart promoted Hank Plona up from assistant to head coach. 

Speaking of Oklahoma State, former coach Mike Boynton Jr. is in line to join Dusty May's staff at Michigan as the lead assistant, sources said Tuesday. Boynton will also be joined by Georgia assistant Akeem Miskdeen. Boynton was in high demand among power-conference programs because of his stellar reputation in the industry. 

Additionally, Washington State closed Tuesday night. As was first reported here, Montana State coach Matt Logie was offered but decided to stay at Montana State (and with a strong new contract). That opened the door for the other finalist: Eastern Washington's David Riley. He got a six-year deal that starts at nearly $600,000, according to sources.  

We also had a hiring in the Missouri Valley on Monday. Drake tapped D-II wizard Ben McCollum to succeed Darian DeVries. McCollum has been offered other D-I jobs that past two cycles but couldn't commit. Now he takes over a program that's currently well-positioned in the Valley but is traditionally one of the toughest jobs in that league. 

The carousel has 59 job switches so far. We are going to get to 60 in the next 48 hours. Here's a capsule on every gig that's flipped.

Major-conference changes

Out : Eric Musselman
Musselman left for the USC job after five seasons that included two runs to the Elite Eight. An Arkansas coach leaving for USC? Ten years ago, it was unthinkable. But Musselman had been looking for a way out. USC was THE ideal spot for him. Now the Razorbacks will try and move quickly enough to get a new head coach in place — perhaps before we get to Monday night's title game. 
Out: Tony Stubblefield | In : Chris Holtmann
DePaul sacked Stubblefield on Jan. 22. This is the worst-performing program in a high-major conference this century, but someone has to eventually win here ... right? This year marked the school's 20th consecutive season missing the NCAA Tournament. With Holtmann coming in, DePaul has a window to finally improve its standing in the Big East. But it will not be easy. Holtmann is taking a risk in accepting this job, and he knows it. Holtmann is on a six-year deal and, per sources, he had every contract request/stipulation met. It's a best-case scenario for the Blue Demons.
Out: Kenny Payne | In : Pat Kelsey
To no one's surprise, Louisville cut ties with Payne after two disastrous seasons. Payne was 12-52 in the worst back-to-back seasons in the program's history. It was near-impossible to think Louisville could have been as bad as it's displayed the past two seasons. Kelsey won the gig after a messy, protracted process with nearly a dozen candidates vetted. The Cardinals might have come out clean here, though. Kelsey's 261-122 record equates to a .681 win percentage, which ranks in the top 20 among active coaches. He's the most energetic 48-year-old in college basketball, to boot. If the school wasn't going to pluck a sitting coach at a high-major (which is a bit strange), it got the guy who's won more games than any other mid-major candidate on the board.
Out: Juwan Howard | In : Dusty May
Howard would have been able to hold on to the job if Michigan had been 13-19 instead of 8-24; if it was 7-13 in the Big Ten instead of 3-17. In comes May, and it's a MAJOR shift. The Wolverines bring in a guy with a squeaky-clean image who built FAU into a viable mid-major; the Owls were irrelevant and almost always under .500 on an annual basis prior to his arrival. May is making a jump, but this is no sure thing; he was the hottest name on the carousel this season even after the Owls didn't meet preseason expectations. Michigan finished last in the Big Ten and will have a huge roster flip. He chose the Wolverines over Louisville and Vanderbilt, accepting a five-year deal that will pay him $3.75 million on average over the life of the contract.
Out: Chris Holtmann | In: Jake Diebler
Diebler did a better-than-admirable job as the interim coach after Holtmann's firing on Valentine's Day, and as a result had the interim tag removed. Diebler, 37, is a Valparaiso graduate who has worked at Ohio State since 2019. He led the Buckeyes to a 6-2 record featuring victories over Purdue and Nebraska while also doing enough to convince his bosses he's worthy of running one of the 20 biggest jobs in the sport without any previous head-coaching experience. This is no doubt a risk, but it's not an expensive one, in terms of Big Ten finances. Diebler's deal is for five years and starts at $2.5 million annually.
Out: Mike Boynton Jr. | In : Steve Lutz
Boynton lasted seven seasons and made one NCAA Tournament. AD Chad Weiberg surprised some by making the move at a time when the school has to rally around $15 million to pay off Boynton, hire a new staff and try to fundraise close to $2 million in NIL. This job fell to the bottom of the pecking order this cycle, though I've been told Weiberg was afforded some aggressiveness in his offers to a few candidates (who passed). The search took longer than desired, but in the end, Lutz is a quality get with a great initial track record (three NCAA Tournaments in three seasons as a head coach).
Out: Rob Lanier | In : Andy Enfield
With SMU moving from the American Athletic Conference to the ACC in a few months, this job now qualifies as high-major. Enfield's got the credentials for this gig, no question. What remains to be seen: Can he jump SMU's standing in a new league? SMU is an odd fit in the ACC, completely geographically isolated and lacks appeal for many. Still, the money will exceed north of $4 million annually and it is going be competitive in NIL.
Out: Jerod Haase | In : Kyle Smith
Stanford was a job that many thought should have opened two years ago. It didn't, but it still managed to get a guy who will probably work. The job is extremely tough at the power-conference level in 2024, particularly given Stanford has the odd-bedfellow arrangement in the ACC starting this year, but Smith has won at three places that are traditionally very hard to win at: Columbia, San Francisco and Washington State. Bernard Muir missed by waiting a year or two too long in sticking with Haase. Smith fell onto his doorstep and it could be a godsend for the program.
Out: Andy Enfield | In : Eric Musselman
Enfield's move to SMU was in the wind for more than a week before it became official. Likewise, Musselman becoming the obvious top target for the Trojans seemed inevitable. He brings a track record that includes three straight second-weekend NCAA tourney appearances from 2021-23, including two Elite Eight runs. USC hasn't won't a regular-season conference title since 1985. It needs an injection. Musselman, 59, is going to try and make USC must-see on a national level. Big task, though.
Out: Jerry Stackhouse | In : Mark Byington
Vanderbilt fired Stackhouse after a 9-23 season and five years on the job. Sources told me his buyout is well north of $15 million. Vanderbilt's search had a strange cadence to it, and after a few of its top targets passed, it went all in on Mark Byington (after potentially holding out for Danny Sprinkle) after James Madison beat Wisconsin. Byington is coming off a 32-4 season at JMU and was really good in his four years there. I'm told the deal is for five years; Vandy is private and doesn't disclose financial terms. It took the school way longer to find and target the guy it wound up with, but no coach in the country other than Dan Hurley had a better win percentage this past season.
Out: Mike Hopkins | In : Danny Sprinkle
In the end, it was always going to be Sprinkle. Not even losing its athletic director to Nebraska could slow Washington's pursuit of a guy with ties to the left coast who's made the past three NCAA Tournaments. Some think Washington has sleeping-giant potential. Others believe this school is fated to be just another high-major caught in an 18-school Big Ten with limited upside. Washington's fertile recruiting territory in Seattle helps, in addition to significant NIL support that will align with the school's move to the Big Ten later this year. Sprinkle has a six-year deal that averages out to $3.75 million.
Out: Josh Eilert | In : Darian DeVries
Eilert won the interim job last summer, but after losing key pieces to the transfer portal, he was relieved of his duties at season's end. An interesting job in a faraway footprint of the Big 12, but with a passionate fanbase. Athletic director Wren Baker ultimately tapped the guy he put at the top of the list after the conclusion of West Virginia's season. DeVries has made three NCAA Tournaments in six seasons at Drake and won 20-plus games every year. DeVries heads to Morgantown on a five-year deal. I really like the hire.

Non-Big Six changes

Out: Jared Grasso | In : Phil Martelli Jr.
Martelli won the full-time job near the beginning of the season. Bryant's big win came in November at FAU. The 19-12 Bulldogs finished third in the America East.
Out: John Smith | In : Mike DeGeorge
Smith only managed 30 wins in five seasons. This is a bottom-tier Big West job. DeGeorge spent the past six seasons at D-II Colorado Mesa and averaged 23 wins with five appearances in the D-II NCAA tournament.
Out : Reggie Witherspoon
The Golden Griffins severed from Witherspoon after eight seasons. The program hasn't danced since 1996 and, before that, 1957. Not an easy spot to lure a good candidate to.
Out: Anthony Boone | In : John Shulman
The Bears went 9-23 in Boone's fourth and final season and did not qualify for the ASUN Tournament. Shulman was hired from the University of Alabama-Huntsville after going 112-39 in five seasons.
Out: Pat Kelsey | In : Chris Mack
Mack missed out on Vanderbilt -- but this is a great second option. Charleston is viewed as a top-tier mid-major job. He was overwhelmingly the most qualified candidate interviewed. Mack's career record is 278-133, and though it ended awkwardly at Louisville, his dossier is undeniably solid. Nothing is ever guaranteed in this industry, but we might look up in three years and see Mack as one of the best gets of the 2024 cycle. Adding ace assistant Chris Harriman will only help matters here.
Out: Barclay Radebaugh | In : Saah Nimley
The Buccaneers stuck by Nimley, who was promoted to full-time after a 10-19 season and following the retirement of Radebaugh, who spent the past 18 seasons leading the program. The Bucs haven't danced since 1997.
Out: Cliff Ellis | In : Justin Gray
When Bob Huggins resigned, Ellis became the winningest active coach in the game ... then he opted to retire in December. This line from Coastal Carolina's press release puts his underrated 49-year career into perspective: "With 831 career NCAA victories, Ellis ranks ninth in Division I men's basketball history in wins, trailing only Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim, Bob Huggins, Jim Calhoun, Roy Williams, Bob Knight, Dean Smith and Adolph Rupp." As for Gray, he comes over via Western Carolina, where he went 51-47 in three seasons at a top-two tough job in the SoCon.
Out : Brian Earl | In: Jon Jaques
The Big Red job has come open after Earl took the William & Mary job following eight seasons in Ithaca, New York. Cornell went through a slow process but hired the right guy. From the minute the job came open, his candidacy made the most sense. No need to try and outsmart the process. He's the guy. Most importantly: Jaques previously wrote for my former independent website, College Hoops Journal, way back when. From a small-time byline to running an Ivy!  
Out: Mike Davis
The Titans went 1-31, the worst win percentage in D-I. The lone win? IUPUI, which also fired its coach. Davis lasted six seasons but never won more than 14 games.
Out: Darian DeVries | In : Ben McCollum
The industry fully expected DeVries to move to a bigger job after getting Drake to a third NCAA Tournament. This is historically not a good program. It needs to nail the hire to avoid a plunge in the Missouri Valley -- and McCollum comes with an outstanding track record over the past decade-plus at the Division II level. A lot of eyes will be on him next season to see if his system immediately translates.
Out: Keith Dambrot | In : Dru Joyce III
Dambrot retired after Duquesne's awesome/unexpected push into the NCAA Tournament, including an upset of 6-seed BYU in the first round, giving the school its first NCAA tourney win in 55 years. Dambrot led the Dukes to their first Atlantic 10 title since 1977 thanks to four wins in four days, culminating in a 57-51 victory over VCU in the A-10 title game. Joyce was the presumed bump up from within the program, and that's exactly what happened.
Out: David Riley
Riley separated himself as a top-two candidate at Washington State, meaning EWU is now looking for a coach after Riley won 62 games in three seasons in the Big Sky.
Out: Jay Young | In : Chris Casey
Young stepped down in October under mysterious circumstances that were never clarified by the university. Chris Casey became interim coach and did a good job under duress. He was officially promoted in early March. FU is 24-12 and playing in the CBI.
Out : Robert McCullum
The Rattlers decided not to renew McCullum's contract after going 67-133 in seven seasons in the SWAC. The school last made the NCAAs in 2007.
Out : Dusty May | In : John Jakus
As expected, May moved on (taking Michigan). Jakus was a surprise pick in that the working theory was FAU would either hiring a sitting head coach or promote lead assistant Kyle Church. The Owls are getting a highly regarded assistant from Baylor who helped the Bears win a national title in 2021. Jakus previously cut his teeth at Gonzaga. Scott Drew has a strong coaching tree, which boosted his candidacy for the gig.
Out: Justin Hutson
This one publicly/officially came open shortly after the Bulldogs lost to Utah State in the MW tourney. Hutson's contract expired and he moves on after six seasons. It's a tough job comparatively to the rest of the league right now. Interviews with 10-plus candidates began on Monday. Going to be a winding, slow search.
Out : Tim Craft | In : Jeremy Luther
The Bulldogs lost Tim Craft, who was courted away by Western Carolina. Luther was promoted from within and has 11 years of experience with the program.
Out : Buck Joyner | In: Ivan Thomas
After 15 years, a change comes at Hampton, which made three NCAAs under Joyner, the most recent in 2016. The Pirates won nine games this season, their second in the CAA after moving up from the Big South. Thomas is getting the nod and coming over from Georgetown, as he was a longtime assistant under Ed Cooley.
Out: Ron Cottrell | In : Craig Doty
A major changing of the guard in the Southland Conference. Houston Christian (formerly Houston Baptist) has been led by Cottrell since 1990, when the program was revived as an NAIA school. It went D-I in 2008. Cottrell spent 33 seasons with the program and won 524 games. Doty comes over via Division II Emporia State.
Out: Josh Schertz
An amazing 32-win season for the Sycamores (including that entertaining run to the NIT championship game) in Schertz's third season, but his departure to Saint Louis was an open secret for a while. Perhaps an in-house promotion to assistant Matthew Graves is on the table? He has D-I head coaching experience.
Out: Matt Crenshaw | In : Paul Corsaro
Crenshaw managed just 14 wins in three seasons, but this is a cellar job in the Horizon League that is years away from being remotely viable in that conference. From IUPUI's release: "Corsaro, an Indianapolis-native, spent the last four seasons as head coach at nearby University of Indianapolis. The past three years, UIndy has gone 68-25 with back-to-back NCAA Division II Tournament appearances and consecutive Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) regular season titles."
Out: Mark Byington | In : Preston Spradlin
Byington was quickly whisked away by Vanderbilt after leading the Dukes to a 32-4 record and an NCAA Tournament appearance this season, including a win over 5-seed Wisconsin. Spradlin's a young talent who's on the rise. He made two NCAA Tournaments at Morehead State and won a pair of regular-season OVC titles. Quality hire at a high-ceiling mid-major.
Out : Dan Monson | In : Chris Acker
Just an all-timer. Monson gets fired, makes a mini miracle run to the NCAAs by winning the Big West as a 5-seed, and then his AD tried to take credit for it all by saying the firing was a motivational tactic. Monson deserved better and we can't wait to see where he lands next. Acker was on staff at San Diego State the past five seasons and gets his first crack at running a D-I outfit.
Out: Tavaras Hardy | In : Josh Loeffler
After six seasons and a 66-110 record, Hardy resigned. The Greyhounds hit a nadir this season under, finishing 7-25. Loeffler spent six years as head coach at Johns Hopkins (2017-23) and was an assistant this past season at Cincinnati.
Out: Dan D'Antoni | In : Cornelius Jackson
Initially it seemed D'Antoni would get one more season after 10 on the job, but he's been replaced by Cornelius Jackson, who's been with the program since 2017.
Out : Greg Gary | In : Ryan Ridder
Gary, a former Purdue assistant, coached the Bears for five seasons but hovered around .500 each year in the SoCon, where it's yet to have a 20-win season since leaving the ASUN in 2014. Ridder was hired away from UT Martin.
Out : Dana Ford | In : Cuonzo Martin
This one was no surprise. Ford lasted six seasons but never broke out of the Missouri Valley to make the NCAAs. The school last made the Big Dance in 1999. Martin -- who had his first shot at running a program with Mo State in 2008 -- makes for an intriguing hire and one that has a very good chance of working again. His career arc is interesting; he's got a lot of stories to tell.
Out: Preston Spradlin
The Eagles got eight years with Spradlin and averaged 24 wins the past four seasons. Now that he's off to James Madison, they'll need to find another diamond in the rough to stay at the top of the OVC.
Out: Jeff Jones | In : Mike Jones
Jones retired in late February, though he had not been coaching since December due to multiple health issues. ODU wasted little time and hired the hotly rumored replacement. Mike Jones, an assistant at Maryland, has longstanding D.C. area ties after a 19-year tenure coaching DeMatha High School. He's also an ODU alum. An easy choice.
Out: Leonard Perry | In : Dave Smart
Perry replaced Damon Stoudamire and won 29 games in three seasons. This is regarded as the worst job in the WCC, so getting Smart is a pretty incredible pull for Pacific. He won 656 victories at the Canadian college level, at Carleton University, in 18 years. He comes via Texas Tech this past season.
Out: Lorenzo Romar | In : Ed Schilling
Romar coached in obscurity for six years and went 117-156. Few campuses have better living than this one, so even despite not making an NCAA Tournament in 22 years, this job attracted a lot of attention. On Tuesday, a pluck from an unexpected spot. Schilling, Grand Canyon assistant, got the call-up after GCU made the NCAAs three times (Bryce Drew as the head coach) with Schilling on staff.
Out : Scott Pera | In : Rob Lanier
Rice sacked Pera after seven seasons in Houston, the high point being 2022-23, when the Owls went 19-16. Lanier deserved to keep a head job after unfairly being forced out at SMU after two seasons. Rice lucked into a best-case scenario.
Out : Travis Ford
SLU sacked Ford moments after the team's season ended in the A-10 Tournament. He was there eight seasons and went to one NCAA Tournament. Many in the business believe this program has been an underachiever vs. its potential for decades. With no hire yet, it's only fair to assume SLU is waiting on a coach whose season is still ongoing. Josh Schertz is the presumptive guy here.
Out : Carm Maciariello | In : Gerry McNamara
The Saints fired Maciariello, doing so following a 4-28 season that results in the the program finishing 357th out of 362 teams at KenPom. But: He was above .500 in his first four seasons. Tough business, especially considering he may well have taken the Saints to the NCAAs in 2020 had there been a tournament. Since 1997-87, the average Siena coach has lasted 3.9 seasons at that school. The 40-year-old McNamara was an assistant at his alma mater, Syracuse, the past 13 seasons.
Out: Bryan Mullins | In : Scott Nagy
The SIU alum was pushed out after five seasons and an 86-68 record, but no NCAA Tournament appearances. Nagy comes over from Wright State in the Horizon League, where he spent the past eight seasons. He's been a head coach dating back to 1995, when he was at South Dakota State. Career record: 577-331. The guy knows ball, folks.
Out : Luke Yaklich | In : Rob Ehsan
Yaklich, who had a stout rep as a defensive tactician when he was hired, is out after four seasons and a 47-70 record. The Flames made the jump from the Horizon League to the Missouri Valley in Yaklich's third year but went 8-32 in league play after transitioning. Ehsan gets a parachute after being on staff at Stanford and getting let go. He previously was a head coach at UAB from 2016-20.
Out: Dave Dickerson | In : Andrew Garcia
Dickerson left to serve as an assistant at Ohio State, where he previously worked under Thad Matta. Andrew Garcia will serve as interim coach.
Out : Ryan Ridder | In : Jeremy Shulman
Ridder was at UT Martin for the past three seasons, but fled the coop for Mercer. The Skyhawks will be on their fifth coach in 10 seasons, and it's Shulman, who is a junior college coach. Here's the nut graf from the school: "Spent the last 14 seasons as head coach at Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Fla. In that span, he became the program's all-time wins leader (346 victories) and elevated the Titans to a national powerhouse."
Out: Danny Sprinkle | In : Jerrod Calhoun
Sprinkle was hired at Washington after leading the Aggies to an NCAA Tournament appearance this past season. The job is a terrific one, as it's been to the NCAA Tournament under five of its past six coaches. Calhoun left Youngstown State and will look to continue a proud tradition in Logan.
Out: Matt Figger
Figger is out at UTRGV after going 29-65 in three seasons. The Vaqueros were 6-25 this season. This was a quick hook, but it comes just as the program has decided to leave the WAC for the Southland after 11 seasons.
Out : Steve Henson | In : Austin Claunch
The Roadrunners are now on the market one year into their AAC residency. The program last made the NCAAs in 2011. Claunch, 34, comes over after being a head coach for five years at Nicholls and earning more stripes on staff at Alabama this past season.
Out: Kyle Smith | In : David Riley
Smith was hired as the next coach at Stanford after leading the Cougars to an NCAA Tournament appearance for the first time in 16 years. He was a great coach at the right time, and now Wazzu hopes Riley can keep the program above a 20-win threshold in its move to the WCC for the next two seasons. Washington State was a brutally tough power-conference job, but in the WCC, it's a top-six job.
Out: Justin Gray | In : Tim Craft
Job openings create myriad domino effects every year, which is exactly what happened here. Gray left for Coastal Carolina, leading to a change at Western Carolina. Tim Craft comes over after 11 seasons running Gardner-Webb.
Out: Steve Lutz | In : Hank Plona
It took longer than anticipated, but Lutz is off to Oklahoma State after just one season with WKU, which included making the 2024 NCAAs. Athletic director Todd Stewart wasted little time, opting to bump up Plona, who previously won 87% of his games in eight seasons at the JUCO level (Indian Hills Community College).
Out: Dane Fischer | In: Brian Earl
Fischer went 55-90 overall as William & Mary's coach. He's replaced by Earl, who went 96-103 in eight seasons at Cornell.
Out: Scott Nagy | In : Clint Sergent
The Raiders lost Nagy to Southern Illinois, which is a shame, because he was about as sharp of a coach as they could have asked for. Sergeant was promoted in-house, and he's been there almost a decade.
Out: Jerrod Calhoun In : Ethan Faulkner
The Penguins had a good one in Calhoun, who opted to take the Utah State job after Tod Kowalcyzk passed and remained at Toledo. Faulkner is one of many assistants who was afforded a shot after their boss left for a bigger job.