Sunday, April 5, 2009

Coaching Searches (Part 1)

I thought I'd write a little post updating where some of neighbors are at in their coaching searches.

Appalachain State - The Winston-Salem Journal & Charlotte Observer are reporting that they have offered their position to former coach Buzz Peterson. Peterson led the Mountaineers to 3 straight North Division titles and to the NCAA tournament in 2000. He has since coached at Tulsa, Tennessee and Coastal Carolina. He is currently an executive with the Charlotte Bobcats.

High Point - The Panthers hired former North Carolina player Scott Cherry. Cherry had previously served as an assistant coach at South Carolina, Western Kentucky, George Mason and Tennessee Tech.

Elon - Elon hired longtime Davidson assistant Matt Matheny. Matheny had been an assistant at Davidson for 16 years.

Georgia Southern - Eagles coach Jeff Price resigned March 30. Two days later, the Savannah Morning News reported that the NCAA is investigating Georgia Southern's basketball program.

That's all for part one. I'll post another update with some of the national coaching searches and their ripple effects.