Spiker replaces fired coach Crews

Updated: October 3, 2009, 11:31 AM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Army has hired Cornell assistant coach Zach Spiker to replace fired Jim Crews.

A source close to the situation said the 33-year-old Spiker and Army athletic director Kevin Anderson agreed on the terms of a deal late Thursday as Spiker was finishing up his on-campus interview.

Anderson fired Crews last month after what Anderson termed an "overreaching incident."

Spiker has been instrumental during his five years under Steve Donahue in the revival of Cornell basketball. The Big ...

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