After 21 Consecutive Big East Losses, What's Next For Coach Wainwright?

DeAnte MitchellCorrespondent IJanuary 11, 2010

MILWAUKEE - JANUARY 24: Will Walker #30 of the DePaul Blue Demons keeps the ball away from Wesdley Matthews #23 of the Marquette Golden Eagles on March 24, 2009 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Marquette defeated the DePaul 79-70. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Big East coach Jerry Wainwright could be out of his job early. A source close to ESPN has said that he will be announced as being let go in a press conference this morning at 11 am.

DePaul has lost 21 straight Big East games, and some under the radar losses to teams they should’ve beaten.

DePaul is currently last in the Big East standing and are playing some of the worst basketball in the country. DePaul holds a (7-8) record, and are (0-3) in the Big East. Their offense is based around two players; Will Walker, and Mac Koshwal. The Blue Demons are riding a 4-game losing streak as well as being winless on the road this season.

This season they’re offense only scores 60.7 points a game, they allow 63.6 to opposing teams. However they may not be a stellar offensive team, but their decent on the defensive side of the ball. They’ve only allowed 4 teams to score 70+ on them.

DePaul will most likely promote one of their assistant coaches and search for coach after the season ends.  Jerry Wainwright hasn’t always been a bad coach; he actually has a winning resume. He had early success with the Blue Demons, and this year you could say injuries played a big part with their record.

Their best Player Mac Koshwal had to battle a few injuries and with him in the lineup they have recorded a 2-1 record and their best player from last year being lost to the NBA Draft. So all the blame cannot be put on Wainwright, but he is a key reason why they have been winless in the last 21 Big East games.

Seeing that he has an impressive resume with winning season at three schools including DePaul, plus a USA Basketball coaching opportunity he could possibly get another coaching job.