In 2014 Parker Executive Search helped bring Shawn Heilbron from Oregon State to Stony Brook University to be the new athletic director. Two years later, when he needed to find a head coach, Heilbron reached back out to Daniel Parker’s firm.
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This is a guest post by Justin Fong. Fairleigh Dickson University made the NCAA tournament this year, however, the excitement was short, as the Knight lost to Florida Gulf Coast in the First Four. The plan now is to reload and look to improve next season.
After Jim Engles left for Columbia, NJIT decided to invest in continuity. The Highlanders looked at a number of candidates, but eventually gave the job to Engles’ lieutenant Brian Kennedy.
Unless you’re at one of about 20 top schools in the country hiring a head coach is similar to recruiting. You go find the best one you can and hope they’re a good fit.
As Kris Jenkins’s three-pointer swished through the nets in Houston another season of college basketball came to brilliant close.
I’ll have much more to say about Columbia’s victory over UC Irvine last night. For the moment though, let’s enjoy the CollegeInsider.com Tournament championship.
The cracks were starting to show in Columbia’s season. The Lions were down seven points to Ball State with six minutes to play and Isaac Cohen was on the bench with four fouls.
Kemba Walker and C.J. McCollum are names every college basketball fan knows. Walker willed him team to an NCAA tournament title, while McCollum was the phenomenon that took down Duke.
72-70 (OT). 70-51. Immediate referendums on difficult decisions made in a closed off room? Or the result of two days and nights of random events?
The NCAA tournament may be in full swing, but Wagner is still playing in the NIT. The Seahawks hopped on a plane in Buffalo, NY and headed straight to Omaha, NE after upsetting St. Bonaventure.
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