The one time ACC COY and MAAC COY stands with a respectable 321-251 overall head coaching record. At Georgia Tech he led them to a national championship game (2004) and five more Tournament appearances. He advanced to the Postseason NIT quarterfinals and won the Preseason NIT while playing for two ACC championships. He extended his experience by twice serving a gold medalist assistant for USA U18 team and HC for the 2011 USA U19 team.
Most recently the interim head coach at South Florida and formerly ETSU. Prior to that he , succeeded his father (Gene Bartow), the creator of the Blazers basketball program at UAB.There he compiled a 103–83 record, that included 48 conference wins. The SoCon Tournament champion (2004), Atlantic Sun regular season and Tournament championship (2009, 2010) was once named SoCon Coach of the Year (2004) and once Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year (2007).
McCallum's coaching record at his alma mater Ball State was 126–76. He guided the Cardinals to two NCAA appearances while grabbing two tournament and a regular season championship during his tenure. In Detroit he peaked with three twenty wins seasons an NIT tournament and one NCAA Tourney birth stemming from his Horizon Tournament championship (2012). Remaining relevant, he also has assistant credits at Indiana, Oklahoma and Georgia State.
Recently LIU reached out to the on again off again coach for good reason. His talent and understanding of the game is undeniable. Living history as the only coach in basketball to ever win both an NCAA national championship (Kansas Jayhawks, 1988) and an NBA title (Detroit Pistons, 2004), Brown has earned the right to come and go as long as he please so long as the school understands what they are getting.
Born to coaching royalty as son of then Davidson coach "Lefty" Driesell, he served as ball boy while his father transitioned to be long-time coach at Maryland. The Navy Lieutenant knows well the organizational skills and communication to be successful. While the good genes don’t hurt, Drisel is a strong basketball coach and does simply what comes natural, that which he has been doing all his life.
This genial, easy to get along with nice guy has an addiction. To feed his habit, Walters has bounced all around the country. Unable to shake the monkey he
succumbs to it with a deep seeded love of coaching. In the D-league, he coaches the best players in the world, competing against the best coaches in the world. Nevermind the basketball junkie doesn’t know much about life outside the gym. Because, with his basketball IQ and style, he impregnants your gym with life.
Always around the game from day one, Knight quickly added depth to his coaching experience through administrative and scouting capacities with United States Basketball League, International Basketball Association, NCAA, NBA, and CBA teams. The complete coach backed by the mentoring of one of the all time greats, his dad, will have no shortage of sound advice behind every decision.
His genius has him cleverly positioned all over the national scene. The anonymity allows for frequency without becoming over saturated or boxed into a particular position. His work with recruits has him poised to make a deep impact; cultivating future generations of the game. Ready to take all the top recruits in the nation to whatever school is willing to give this highly successful former coach ,standing with a 176-99 overall record, another shot. What we have here is a formula for instant success.
With a long list of industry contacts and a deep tool bag, Jeter is able to impact recruiting and the game itself like few others. Twice named Horizon regular season and tournament champion the 2011 Horizon COY has a style of play, proven coaching methods, and experiences that can be applied effectively on numerous campuses around the country.
The Crews character and commitment are exemplary, and best witnessed by his four MCC regular season and two tournament championships which coincided with his three MCC COY, an MVC regular season championship that also carried with it the MVC COY award, and two time A10 regular season champ.Two out of his four years in St. Louis Crews was named COY for numerous publications including the A10, NABC, and Sporting News.
After spending four years under Brad Brownell. Donlon landed the HC job when Brownwell departed for Clemson. At Wright State Donlon went 109-94 overall bringing a wealth of basketball knowledge and expertise. Now as a Michigan assistant and with their late season run, he adds even more experience to apply when the next opportunity comes.
Another coach caught up in a bizarre trend, after a 20 wins season and reaching the second round of the NCAA Tournament, and taking over a difficult situation with the passing of Prosser, the university parted ways with Gaudio (2010). While his upwards trajectory has been stalled , his engine is ready to launch him again to the top. Doing everything the right way, and staying relevant from the bleachers through ESPN, Gaudio would be a slam dunk hire for a LM or MM.
Mike Rice JR.
The fiery former Rutgers and Robert Morris coach was twice the NEC tournament and regular season champ and was also honored twice as NEC COY; all between 2008-2010. With an overall record of 117-82 the full measure of Rice Jr’s ability has yet to be seen. Should he find a second chance,he is sure not to disappoint.
He started his professional career in assistant roles at Vandy, App State,Tulsa,Tennessee and finally UCLA; before landing the HC job at Santa Clara. During his nine seasons in the San Jose area he led the bucking broncos to history as the first school to win both the CIT and CBI Championships. With experience at every level and across the nation Keating is well deserving of another chance.
In Wyoming, Shyatt wrangled a record of 117 wins trailed by only 78 losses overall. Winning two national championships as an assistant at Florida, the true leader and defensive genius painted stability in a shaking conference. Never holding back and willing to take a fall to protect any coach, he always put everyone else first, even campaigning behind closed doors to make sure one of his assistants was promoted following his departure. Shyatt would fit the culture of a high character school in an established steady conference.
Hired as the head coach at Portland State in 2002, the then second-youngest coach in DI, won just five games only to rebound by his third and final season with a 19–9 record, including a Big Sky Conference championship. The Shroyer legacy really began at UT Martin where in 2014 he led one of the greatest turn arounds in NCAA raising the Skyhawks to the national summit in year one. During two seasons he captured an over record of 41-28 that included an OVC West regular season championship, a CIT semi final appearance.
The current ESPN analyst continues to dissect the game and modern philosophies with the high IQ that was responsible for his success at Long Beach State, South Florida and VT as a HC. The two time ACC COY has plenty of basketball shelf life left should he find a home.
During his 11 years at Eastern Michigan, he guided the Eagles to four postseason berths, including three NCAA appearances. Braun accumulated a record of 185–132 and was named MAC COY three times in route to the most wins in school history. When he took over at Cal expectations were low. All he did was finish tied for second and reach the Sweet 16. Braun set yet another school record for most wins by a Bear in his first year with the program. The Pac-10 COY has the abillity to rebound and do it all again.
The former Calipari assistant at UMass took over the program upon Cal’s departure. There he won the NABC COY, finishing with an overall record of 86–72, including a 52–28 in-conference record. Named CAA COY four times at his new home in Drexel, he won NABC District COY three times. He led Drexel to five NIT appearances, a CAA Regular Season Championship and was the all–time winningest coach in Drexel basketball history when they let him go.
His accomplishments are undeniable and unmatched by any other coach in the country. From DIII to DI, Lonergan knows what it takes to be a champion. He raised Vermont to the national horizon before leading an unbelievable turnaround Washington himself would be proud of. It's discipline as the soul of a team that makes small numbers formidable, procures the success of the weak, and attaches esteem to all. Lonergan is a leader strong enough to forge a nation let alone a basketball program.
Continually popping up on various candidate lists while staying on the top of everyones mind through his broadcasting work, Lavin has done what all coaches preach when making a comeback…stay close and give yourself a chance to be in it at the end.
The two time Horizon League COY (2006, 2007) and NABC COY (2007) was instrumental in developing Butler basketball to where they are today. Don’t take our word, just look at all the seeds he has planted: Brad Stevens – Celtics, Brandon Miller – Former Butler HC, Matthew Graves - Current South Alabama HC - LaVall Jordan – Current Wisconsin-Milwaukee hc, Jeff Meyer - Current Michigan assistant, Chad Walthall – Current Minnesota State University, Moorhead HC.
The longtime head coach has been successful all over the country. Johnson has been honored as: Nevada Hall of Fame (2013), USBWA District 7 COY (2012), USBWA District 7 COY (2009), NABC District 21 COY (2009), NABC District 14 COY (2008), SEC COY (2009), Pac-10 COY (2008), WAC COY (2003). Without question he is one of the best for the business and ready for another go.
A year of anonymity, consulting with the coaching staff on only what he observes, has armed Jans with perspective and a resolve stronger than ever. When his second chance comes around, his familiarity with complex systems and reputation as one of the nation’s great basketball minds will surly land him back on top for an unprecedented repeat of the Joe B. Hall National Coach of the Year award.
Starting with seven wins in 1986 he sits only two shy of four hundred as a head coach. Along the way this winner grabbed the Jim Phelan National COY Finalist (2005), Conference USA regular season Champion (2004), Mid-Atlantic Region COY (2004), twice Conference USA Tournament Champion (1999, 2001), Pfeiffer Athletics Hall of Fame, and UNC Charlotte Alumni Hall of Fame (2002). One of the best the game ever saw, he is overdue for another shot.
Currently out of college coaching or serving as an assistant, these are the top names ready for another shot from the DI big chair.