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Old 05-17-2017, 07:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Where are your ex-head coaches now?

Was having a conversation with a client the other day, from the Bedford, NH area who still has family there. We ended up talking basketball, and the person said that Bedford HS's athletic director "was a coach at UVM." Well, sure enough, it was Bill Whitmore who was the head coach before Tom Brennan (and was 45-94, woof). Got me thinking...what are some of the league's ex coaches up to?

It's the offseason, so figure everyone can partake, but what are your school's last 3 head coaches prior to the current head coach up to?

I'll kick it off with Vermont

Bill Whitmore - Athletic Director at Bedford HS in NH
Tom Brennan - Sirius XM College Basketball host/still around the area
Mike Lonergan - Well...see that other thread
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For UMBC:

Randy Monroe is the Assistant Dean of Students and an assistant basketball coach at St. Joseph's Preparatory School in Philly.

Aki Thomas is the director of Team Services, LLC - a "strategic sales and marketing firm with a primary focus in sport."
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I hope Aki gets back into coaching. He's a great guy and I think with more experience could be a very solid assistant going forward. The coaching ranks need good people like him.
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For Binghamton ...

Al Walker: He currently serves as a major gifts officer at Colorado College.
Kevin Broadus: He is currently an assistant coach at Maryland

(Thanks to Wikipedia)
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For UMBC:

Randy Monroe is the Assistant Dean of Students and an assistant basketball coach at St. Joseph's Preparatory School in Philly.

Aki Thomas is the director of Team Services, LLC - a "strategic sales and marketing firm with a primary focus in sport."
What about the guy before Monroe? Sullivan? Wiki says he's 67 so he might just be retired but he might have done something since 2004 when he was axed?
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For Binghamton ...

Al Walker: He currently serves as a major gifts officer at Colorado College.
Kevin Broadus: He is currently an assistant coach at Maryland

(Thanks to Wikipedia)
How could you forget Mark Macon?! He's fallen off the map it seems.
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Some other schools were pretty simple lookups:

Maine
Rudy Keeling - former ECAC commish, died in 2013
John Giannini - head coach at La Salle
Ted Woodward - Associate Director of Development for Athletics at UConn

Hartford
Dan Leibovitz - Associate Men's BB Commish for the SEC
Larry Harrison - assistant at West Virginia
Paul Brazeau - Associate Men's BB Commish for ACC

Lowell
Greg Herenda - head coach at FDU
Ken Barer - marketing director for youth camps in NYC area
Gary Manchel - head coach at Mercyhurst (he's a ex-UVM player, former BHS and VT Mr. Basketball Joe O'Shea is on his staff)

So, in 2 years, I expect Gallagher to be an associate commish for the Big East or something, given its former coach track record.
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Isn't Team Services the company that posted the tweet with the construction update?

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Randy Monroe is the Assistant Dean of Students and an assistant basketball coach at St. Joseph's Preparatory School in Philly.

Aki Thomas is the director of Team Services, LLC - a "strategic sales and marketing firm with a primary focus in sport."
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Some other schools were pretty simple lookups:

Maine
Rudy Keeling - former ECAC commish, died in 2013
John Giannini - head coach at La Salle
Ted Woodward - Associate Director of Development for Athletics at UConn

Hartford
Dan Leibovitz - Associate Men's BB Commish for the SEC
Larry Harrison - assistant at West Virginia
Paul Brazeau - Associate Men's BB Commish for ACC

Lowell
Greg Herenda - head coach at FDU
Ken Barer - marketing director for youth camps in NYC area
Gary Manchel - head coach at Mercyhurst (he's a ex-UVM player, former BHS and VT Mr. Basketball Joe O'Shea is on his staff)

So, in 2 years, I expect Gallagher to be an associate commish for the Big East or something, given its former coach track record.
Interesting- Woodward got a better job.
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Isn't Team Services the company that posted the tweet with the construction update?
Yup, that's the same group.
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How could you forget Mark Macon?! He's fallen off the map it seems.
Joined the police -- special task force in charge of TV theft prevention.

Seriously, though, he has really disappeared. I hope he is happy whatever he is doing. He was dealt a very bad and difficult hand and played it OK.
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Joined the police -- special task force in charge of TV theft prevention.

Seriously, though, he has really disappeared. I hope he is happy whatever he is doing. He was dealt a very bad and difficult hand and played it OK.
Mark Macon will never be forgotten, for that quote alone.
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UA doesn't really have many. Will Brown has been the coach since the end of 2001. Hardly any coaches transfer out of the program to other institutions. They stay part of the Big Purple Family. Seriously, the UA women's basketball coach, who left at the end of last season, is doing very well at the University of Central Florida.
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Re: Where are your ex-head coaches now?

Tom Sullivan got into part-time teaching for a few years in the Baltimore area, last I heard he moved to New Jersey where he's originally from, and retired.

Before him, I can't say anything about Earl Hawkins or Dick Watts, but current Houston Rockets assistant Jeff Bzdelik spent 2 years being head coach of UMBC when they first went Division 1.
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UA doesn't really have many. Will Brown has been the coach since the end of 2001. Hardly any coaches transfer out of the program to other institutions. They stay part of the Big Purple Family. Seriously, the UA women's basketball coach, who left at the end of last season, is doing very well at the University of Central Florida.
I'd say that's true of most schools. You've got 3 paths mostly: lose and get fired, win and move on to another job, or win and stick around for a decade plus. The latter two are pretty rare and challenging at this level. All but four coaches in the timeframe I said actually moved to other jobs, and one was from D2 head coach to D1 assistant. The rest retired or were fired.

The three coaches before Brown it looks like one, Scott Beeten coached at Findlay Prep, which is a big time D1 place after Albany, the one before him, Scott Hicks lives in the Albany area, and Doc Sauers is retired with his 702 wins. He ever get chances to leave too?

As for Stony Brook: Steve Pikiell is at Rugters, Nick Macarchuk is retired, and Bernard Tomlin is the head coach at SUNY Old Westbury, and has been there 15 years.
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