Tag: coaches

Congrats to Mitch Henderson

Northwestern assistant coach Mitch Henderson has been named the new head coach at Princeton University. He replaces Sydney Johnson who left the Tigers for a job with Fairfield earlier this spring. Henderson was a star at Princeton during his playing days and has spent the past 11 seasons learning under Bill Carmody. “I am pleased... Read more »

Loyola's betting on Moser magic

Once Dr. Grace Calhoun decided to fire Jim Whitesell she had a tough decision to make. The hiring of a head basketball coach at an institution like Loyola can make or break a career of an athletic director. In the end Loyola went with a pretty safe choice in Porter Moser. While Moser is a... Read more »

A thought on Loyola's coaching search

Here’s how Loyola should sell their current job to anyone who might be thinking about taking it this weekend at the Final Four. New facilities mean easier time recruiting. You’re in the heart of Rogers Park in Chicago – talent is here if you can get it. You get to play in a rising mid-major... Read more »

Benford to interview at Loyola

According to a report by Prep Bullseye, Marquette assistant coach Tony Benford will interview for the Loyola head coaching job on Friday. The Golden Eagles assistant is coming off of a Sweet 16 appearance and wasn’t even available to interview until this week. This matches up with information that said the Ramblers would wait to... Read more »

Loyola coaching search rumors

Roy Schmidt of Illinois Preps Bulls-Eye put out another name for the Loyola coaching search on Twitter on Monday morning when he suggested that Vanderbilt assistant coach Tom Richardson is a candidate. The facts of the matter match up too. Richardson does have a Midwestern background, he coached at Illinois State and had a lot... Read more »

Loyola coaching candidates

Now that Loyola (IL) released Jim Whitesell the coaching search has officially begun. In the press release Dr. Grace Calhoun said: “The new coach will be fully immersed in and committed to the mission of Loyola. They will be a person of high integrity, experience, and will have either Midwestern roots or a proven track... Read more »

Jim Whitesell out at Loyola

The news has come and Jim Whitesell has been let go by Loyola (IL). While he finishes his seven-year tenure at the school with an above .500 record at 109-106, that wasn’t enough. Whitesell is a great guy and a very good basketball coach, but it seemed like recruiting and injuries were hampering the program. As... Read more »

Carmody should stay at Northwestern

It’s amazing to me that Bill Carmody and Pat Fitzgerald, though they coach at the same school can elicit such different reactions in the fan base. Maybe it’s because Fitzgerald is a Northwestern alum and a former All-American and Carmody is a guy who used to coach at Princeton that says funny things and is... Read more »

Howard Moore appears to be UIC's guy

Scott Powers over at ESPNChicago is reporting that he has sources saying that Wisconsin assistant coach Howard Moore is going to be the next head coach of the UIC men’s basketball team. This is an exciting hire for the Flames. Moore seemed like the best fit all along and I think he should bring valuable coaching... Read more »

UIC coaching search almost over

The UIC coaching search appears to be coming to an end. The rumors are getting numerous about who could replace Jimmy Collins at the end of the month. The Chicago Tribune’s David Kaplan gave five names: Wisconsin assistant Howard Moore, Michigan State associate head coach Mark Montgomery, Minnesota assistant Vince Taylor, Memphis assistant Willis Wilson and... Read more »