Alan Major (Ohio State Assistant) to Charlotte
On Friday, Charlotte announced that Ohio State assistant Alan Major will replace Bobby Lutz for the 2010-11 season. Major has been an assistant at California Lutheran, Southern Illinois, Pacific, Xavier, and Ohio State. The teams that have had Major on their staff have tended to have success.
Russell Turner (Golden State Warriors Assistant) to UC Irvine
Russell Turner will return to college basketball after being an assistant at Golden State for six seasons. Turner used to be an assistant at Stanford and Wake Forest.
Tom Herrion (Pittsburgh Associate Head Coach) to Marshall
Tom Herrion will take over at Marshall. Herrion has been the associate head coach at Pittsburgh for three seasons. Before that, Herrion was the head coach at the College of Charleston. In four years, Herrion went 80-38 and earned the Cougars a top-25 ranking. He was also an assistant at Providence and Virginia.
Joe Jones (Columbia) to Boston College as an Assistant
After seven years at Columbia, Joe Jones bolted. He will join Steve Donahue as associate head coach at Boston College. In his seven seasons, Jones went 86-108 with a 39-59 Ivy League record.
Before he was at Columbia, Jones served as an assistant at Hofstra and Villanova.
Rutgers Fires Fred Hill
Fred Hill was officially fired on Thursday. Hill got into trouble with an outburst at a Rutgers baseball game. Hill has also been in trouble with many players transferring from Rutgers.
The leading candidates for the open job are Fran Fraschilla and former Ohio State and Boston College head coach Jim O'Brien.
ACC Spots Remain Open
Oliver Purnell bolted from Clemson to rebuild Depaul. No coach has been chosen to fill the vacancy, but there are multiple confirmed candidates. Al Skinner (former Boston College coach), Brad Brownwell (Wright State coach), Mike Young (Wofford coach), Cliff Warren (Jacksonville coach), and Blaine Taylor (Old Dominion coach).
Wake Forest chose to fire Dino Gaudio after three seasons. There have been rumors that the leading candidates for the job are Jeff Bzdelik (Colorado coach), Travis Ford (Oklahoma State coach), and Dana Altman (Creighton coach).