Friday, March 5, 2010
Gardner-Webb makes coaching change
By Diamond Leung
Gardner-Webb announced this afternoon that it will not retain Rick Scruggs as coach after 15 seasons with the school.
Scruggs, whose team toppled Kentucky in 2007, had a 199-218 record and was let go after the Runnin' Bulldogs were 8-21 this season.
In other coaching news...
Eastern Washington coach Kirk Earlywine on Tuesday received a contract extension for one year after a 9-21 season. He is 32-58 in three seasons and hasn't yet coached a team into the six-team Big Sky tournament, but has a bright spot in guard Glen Dean being chosen as the conference's freshman of the year.
Wagner fired Mike Deane earlier in the week, and the Staten Island Advance has a look at possible candidates, including former coach Dereck Whittenburg who was fired at Fordham, and a mention of Florida assistant Richard Pitino. Yep, that's the son of Rick Pitino.