By Corey Johns, So Much Sports Baltimore Just about a month after he was announced as the new head coach of the UMBC men’s basketball program, Ryan Odom has completed his coaching staff; hiring Nate Dixon, Eric Skeeters and Bryce Crawford as assistants and Griff Aldrich as the director of basketball operations.
After a month-long search, Cornell hired former Princeton assistant Brian Earl this week to be its next head coach. Earl takes over a difficult situation; the Big Red has a spotty basketball history and spent the last six seasons below .500. But as one of the Ivy League’s most respected and longest-tenured assistants, he should […]
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.
By Corey Johns, So Much Sports Baltimore “I’m not a savior. I’m just going to do my job and work hard every day and give it my best effort,” new UMBC men’s basketball head coach Ryan Odom said when he sat down with the media after his official introduction on Thursday afternoon.
Jim Engles was the obvious choice to replace Kyle Smith as Columbia’s head coach. The 47-year-old Staten Island native has experience in light blue, having spent five years as a Lions assistant in the mid-2000s. And he has experience as a New York metro area head coach, having led NJIT from the midst of a […]
As Kris Jenkins’s three-pointer swished through the nets in Houston another season of college basketball came to brilliant close.
The coach got up in front of his nervous young team before the NIT finals at Madison Square Garden Thursday night and gave his pregame speech: “Look, have fun out there. How many people have an opportunity like this to go out and perform in a place like this? You’ve earned the right to be […]
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.
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