List of college basketball firings/ coaching changes, March 2011

In years past, this blog (when it was the East Coast Bias) covered coaching changes - both for knowledge of who got fired and out of fascination about how other programs go about making changes. It's a similar dance every year; and the post about how to evaluate college basketball coaching candidates still rings true.

In the offseason, I'll take some other looks into the coaching carousel from last year and how things went for teams that made the change. But for now, the list of 27 open jobs that I know of; Ron Hunter has moved on from IUPUI to Georgia State, so one job is filled already.

But there are high-major positions with Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, and Oklahoma... along with high-major conference jobs open at Providence, Texas Tech, and Utah (moving to the Pac-10 Pac-12). And interesting jobs with Fresno State, Monmouth, Manhattan, Bradley, and Loyola-Chicago.

It's an exciting time for fans, and a frightening time for Athletic Directors; at lower-level schools, can they find a coach who will take pay less than many assistant positions in the major and mid-major conferences while still able to find players who can win? At the highest levels, the jobs are extremely difficult to succeed at, and the fan expectation is very high - even in places where teams haven't tasted consistent success.

And of course, recruits are wondering why they signed binding Letter of Intent paperwork only to find their coach gone.

The updated coaching changes chart, with win-loss records and years in Division 1 schools. For the three firings at schools that have been provisional D1 members, I left out their in-conference coaching records. If you see any glaring errors, let me know in the comments. Read on, below the fold.

School Former coach
D1 Yrs
W's
L's
Conf W's
Conf L's
1 Alcorn State Larry Smith
3
12
78
10
44
2 Arkansas John Pelfrey
4
69
59
69
59
3 Bradley Jim Les
9
152
139
78
94
4 Cal State Bakersfield Keith Brown
4
32
83
5 Colgate Emmett Davis
13
163
214
81
108
6 Eastern Washington Kirk Earlywine
4
42
78
24
41
7 Florida A&M Eugene Harris
4
46
80
27
37
8 Florida Gulf Coast Dave Balza
4
39
82
9 Fresno State Steve Cleveland
6
92
98
39
67
10 Georgia State Rod Barnes
4
45
80
45
80
11 Georgia Tech Paul Hewitt
11
190
162
72
104
12 Kennesaw State Tony Ingle
6
63
120
13 Lamar Steve Roccaforte
5
76
78
40
42
14 Loyola-Chicago Jim Whitesell
7
109
107
50
70
15 Manhattan Barry Rohrssen
5
58
95
31
61
16 Monmouth Dave Calloway
13
175
217
134
120
17 NC State Sidney Lowe
5
86
78
28
56
18 Northern Illinois Ricardo Patton
4
35
82
19
44
19 Oklahoma Jeff Capel
5
96
69
37
43
20 Providence Keno Davis
3
46
50
18
36
21 Stetson Derek Waugh
11
121
192
90
124
22 Tennessee Bruce Pearl
6
145
61
65
31
23 Texas A&M Corpus Christi Perry Clark
4
54
71
32
32
24 Texas Tech Pat Knight
4
62
69
19
45
25 Towson Pat Kennedy
7
71
144
36
90
26 Utah Jim Boylen
4
70
59
33
32
27 Wyoming Heath Schroyer
4
49
69
16
41
 
 
1 IUPUI Ron Hunter
17
292
219
134
93
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