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Coaching News: Spring/Summer 2019


A Knoxville News Sentinel article runs through 15 possible candidates for the Tennessee job.

(3/27/2019)


Tennessee has reportedly parted ways with head coach Holly Warlick. Her seven-year record was 172-67. Her teams were in the NCAA tournament every year, but they never made it past the Elite Eight.

Tennessee has parted ways with women’s basketball coach Holly Warlick after seven seasons, according to multiple reports.

Jeff Goodman, a college basketball analyst with Stadium, was the first to report the move, and a source later confirmed the departure to the Times Free Press.

(3/27/2019)


Radford head coach Mike McGuire has received a four-year contract extension through the 2024-25 season. He has interviewed for the Richmond job and, despite the extension, has not pulled his name from consideration.

McGuire’s contract has now been extended an additional four years, keeping him under contract through the 2024-25 season.

“I’m very excited and very grateful,” McGuire said. “I was very, very happy to receive that.”

He is getting a $15,000 raise to a $128,000 annual base salary.

“It’s not so much about that as it is having the longevity and the opportunity to lead this program long-term,” said McGuire, who has been at Radford for six years.

McGuire said he has had a Skype interview with Atlantic 10 member Richmond. The former Richmond assistant has not withdrawn from consideration for that job, despite the contract extension.

“No doors have been closed,” McGuire said.

(3/27/2019)


Former Georgia Tech coach MaChelle Joseph has issued a detailed statement disputing many of the findings of the investigative report into the allegations against her.

In her statement, Joseph said the report’s findings that she verbally and emotionally abused her players is false and based on facts and statements taken entirely out of context. A chart broke down each of the specific the allegations and Joseph added, “While my communication with my players may at times be crude, this is not uncommon in athletics and certainly not at the highest levels of collegiate athletics.”

Joseph says while she is a tough and demanding coach, she is “not the monster the Report makes me out to be.” In the statement she fires back at the school saying, “If Georgia Tech had been interested in actually determining whether I mistreated players or staff, it would have hired an experienced investigator, included me in the process, and allowed me an opportunity to respond to specific allegations and provide relevant information.”

Another article suggest that Joseph may be preparing to sue Georgia Tech.

Joseph’s response was provided to media by her attorney, Lisa Banks. A lawsuit against Tech by Joseph could well follow.

(3/27/2019)


Anita Howard has been hired as the new coach at Georgia Southern. She had served as head coach of D-II Columbus State the last three seasons.

Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein announced today the hiring of Anita Howard as the head women’s basketball coach for the Eagles. Howard comes to Statesboro from Columbus State University, where she has served as head coach of the Cougars for the past three seasons.

A press conference introducing Howard to the Georgia Southern University community will take place on Monday, April 1 at 11 a.m. in Bishop Field House at Paulson Stadium. The public is invited to the event as well.

(3/27/2019)


Samantha Williams, eight-year Louisville assistant coach, has been named the new head coach at Eastern Kentucky.

Samantha Williams, who helped lead the University of Louisville to eight straight NCAA Tournament appearances, was chosen as the new Eastern Kentucky University women’s basketball head coach, Director of Athletics Stephen Lochmueller announced today.

EKU will introduce Williams at a reception for fans and media on Wednesday, April 3. The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. and be held in the EKU Center for the Arts.

(3/27/2019)


The Courier Journal asked Jeff Walz about Tennessee rumors. He “declined Tuesday to respond to the report, saying the job isn’t even open.”

“I think it is a slap in Holly’s face,” Walz told the Courier Journal on Tuesday, adding that coaching rumors pop up every year and that he’s focused on his team’s Sweet 16 matchup Friday against Oregon State.

(3/27/2019)


SMU has an opening for an assistant coach. Erica White is no longer listed on the team’s roster page.

(3/26/2019)


WAVE 3 News got a response from Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra to the “report” that Jeff Walz might move on to Tennessee at the end of the season:

“For now we’re focused on Oregon State on Friday night. We’re incredibly proud of Jeff’s accomplishments, including last year’s Final Four appearance. Following last season we rewarded Jeff with a contract extension that we anticipate him fulfilling.,” Tyra told WAVE 3 News.

(3/26/2019)


Local TV station has a post up with excerpts from the investigative report regarding the allegations raised against now-former Georgia Tech coach MaChelle Joseph:

The most troubling excerpts from the MaChelle Joseph investigative report

Another report from the same station says that all of the assistant coaches have been fired, and the team psychologist will no longer be associated with the program.

On Tuesday night, the school also dismissed assistants Mark Simons (acting head coach), Sasha Palmer and Jonneshia Pineda from the program.

For his subsequent teleconference with the media, Georgia Tech athletics director Dr. Todd Stansbury also announced that team psychologist Dr. Belen Gutter had been removed from any future association with the women’s team.

(3/26/2019)


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