Dusty May chooses Michigan, prompting Louisville to make coaching pivot: College basketball coaching changes tracker 2024

Phil Martelli Jr. Takes the Helm at Bryant

Former coach Jared Grasso has been replaced by Phil Martelli Jr. at Bryant University. Martelli earned the full-time job early in the season. Bryant’s notable victory came against FAU in November, finishing the season with a 19-12 record and securing the third spot in the America East league.

Chris Casey Steps Up at Fairfield University

Following the departure of John Smith, Fairfield University welcomed Chris Casey as the new head coach. Smith’s tenure of 30 wins over five seasons marked the bottom tier in the Big West conference.

Saah Nimley Takes Charge at Charleston Southern

Barclay Radebaugh stepped down, allowing Saah Nimley to take the reins at Charleston Southern. Nimley was promoted after a 10-19 season, succeeding Radebaugh who led the program for 18 seasons. The Buccaneers last danced in 1997.

Justin Gray Leads Coastal Carolina

Following Cliff Ellis’ retirement, Justin Gray assumes the role of head coach at Coastal Carolina. Gray joins from Western Carolina, boasting a 51-47 record over three seasons in a challenging SoCon job.

Jon Jaques in Line for Cornell University

With Brian Earl’s departure to William & Mary, Cornell University has an open coaching position. The potential promotion of alum and associate head coach Jon Jaques is a logical move.

Ivan Thomas Takes Over at Hampton

After 15 years at the helm, Buck Joyner’s tenure at Hampton comes to an end. Ivan Thomas, formerly of Georgetown, is set to lead the Pirates after a season with only nine wins in the CAA.

Ben McCollum Eyes Missouri State University

With Dana Ford stepping down after six seasons, Missouri State University is on the lookout for a new head coach. D-II coach Ben McCollum, known for multiple national championships, is a strong contender for the position.

Mike Jones Takes the Reins at Old Dominion

Following Jeff Jones’ retirement due to health issues, Mike Jones, a former Maryland assistant, steps in as the new head coach at Old Dominion University. With ties to the D.C. area and DeMatha High School, Jones is a fitting replacement.

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