Wake Forest shake up
Updated: April 9, 2010, 11:03 AM ETBy Adam Finkelstein
The latest unexpected turn in the NCAA coaching carousel has left Wake Forest without a head coach after Dino Gaudio was dismissed by athletic director Ron Wellman. While this latest coaching change was one of the most unexpected of the year after Gaudio had led Wake Forest to back-to-back NCAA tournaments, it also has perhaps the greatest amount of collateral damage in terms of the Demon Deacons incoming recruiting class. Gaudio and his staff secured five commitments in the Class of 2010, including four ESPNU 100 players -- center Carson Desrosiers (Windham, N.H./Central Catholic), shooting guard J.T. Terrell (Charlotte, N.C./West Charlotte), small forward Travis McKie (Richmond, Va./John Marshall) and power forward Melvin Tabb (Raleigh, N.C./Enloe). Point guard Tony Chennault (Philadelphia/Neumann-Goretti) rounds out the Demon Deacons' No. 6 ranked class. All five signed their letters of intent in November and while NCAA rules only allow players to be released from their letters of intent at the discretion of the school, there is a lengthy and growing precedent for releases to be granted upon request.
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