Coach Shuffle

Stan Heath Out As Razorbacks Coach

Posted in Basketball,Firings by onepageguide on March 27, 2007

stanheath.jpgUniversity of Arkansas basketball coach Stan Heath is out as Arkansas basketball coach, sources confirmed.  The Razorbacks won three games in the Southeastern Conference to garner an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament but lost to USC 77-60 in the first round. Arkansas won 21 games this season.

Heath will get $900,000 over the next three years. He was told of the decision in a meeting with athletic director Frank Broyles on Monday.  Heath replaced Nolan Richardson in 2003 after Richardson’s contract was bought out. The former Kent State coach won nine games his first year, 12 in 2004, 18 in 2005 and 20-plus each of the past two years.


Michigan State Assistant Basketball coach takes Utah job

Posted in Basketball,Hirings by onepageguide on March 27, 2007

jimb.jpegJim Boylen is moving on to become Utah’s head coach.  He is the seventh Tom Izzo assistant coach to get a head job since Izzo took over the MSU program in 1995.   Boylen replaces Ray Giacoletti, who was forced to resign late in his third season as coach. Utah went 11-19 this season, its worst record since 1983-84.

Kentucky Coaching List

Posted in Basketball,Hirings by onepageguide on March 26, 2007


The University of Kentucky is putting together their list of potential coaches to replace Tubby Smith who moved onto the University of Minnesota. it includes a list of who’s who of coaching. The list includes Tom Izzo from Michigan State, Gonzaga head coach Mark Few, Florida coach Billy Donovan, Marquette’s Tom Crean, Memphis’ John Calipari and Notre Dame’s Mark Brey. These are some of the hottest up and coming coaches in the college basketball ranks at the moment. To many coaching at the University of Kentucky would be a dream job with the major support from the university and surrounding community.

Who is the Kentucky’s top choice? Many people are saying Tom Izzo who has done a tremendous job at Michigan State and has a strong class of freshman currently. Izzo has shown strong loyalty to Michigan State, but potentially could leave with the right mix of money and support from Kentucky. It will be interesting to see if Kentucky gets the coach they are looking for or must settle for a second tier coach at the moment.

Tubby Smith leaves Kentucky and signs with Minnesota

Posted in Basketball,Hirings by onepageguide on March 23, 2007


tubby2.jpgThe Tubby Smith era at Kentucky is over. The man who coached the Wildcats for 10 seasons and compiled a 263-83 record, will be leaving the University of Kentucky so he can be the new head basketball coach at the University of Minnesota. Smith’s new position will be announced on Friday at a news conference in Minneapolis. The move is not a big surprise even though Smith was extremely successful at Kentucky. He finally fell out of favor with boosters and fans after this year’s modest 22-12 record.

Check out the Sports Illustrated Article

Jankovich hired as new Illinois State Basketball Coach

Posted in Basketball,Hirings by onepageguide on March 21, 2007

Tim JankovichTim Jankovich, a former Colorado State University assistant and current Kansas assistant coach has been hired by Illinois State University. Porter Moser was fired March 5 after his teams went 51-67 in four seasons. Tim Jankovich is 47 and comes with vast experience at Colorado State and Kansas.