Most of the way through the annual coaching carousel, we can give a recap of results to date. Here's the data. I think I missed some schools, so please feel free to add on --
Here are some observations. You can supply the generalizations.
Vacancy Former Coach Reason New Coach Former Position
MissSt Rick Stansbury Fired Rick Ray Asst - Clemson
Tulsa Doug Wojcik Fired Danny Manning Asst - Kansas
TennSt John Cooper Left for Miami O. Travis Williams Asst - Tenn State
UAB Mike Davis Fired Jerod Haase Asst - UNC
VaTech Seth Greenberg Fired James Johnson Asst - Va. Tech
C. Mich Ernie Zeigler Fired Keno Davis Ex-HC - Providence
K-State Frank Martin Left for USC Bruce Weber Fired as HC - Ill
CofC Bobby Cremins Retired Doug Wojcik Fired HC - Tulsa
Neb. Doc Sadler Fired Tim Miles HC - Colo State
SC Darrin Horn Fired Frank Martin HC - K-State
TCU Jim Christian Left for Ohio U. Trent Johnson HC - LSU
LSU Trent Johnson Left for TCU Johnny Jones HC - N. Texas
Ill. Bruce Weber Fired John Groce HC - Ohio U.
Miami-O Charlie Coles Retired John Cooper HC - Tenn state
Co. St. Tim Miles Left for Nebraska Larry Eustachy HC - USM
R. Isl. Jimmy Baron Fired Danny Hurley HC - Wagner
Ohio U. Jim Groce Left for Ill. Jim Christian HC -TCU
USM Larry Eustachy Left for Col. St. Donnie Tyndall HC - Morehead St.
IllSt. Chris Lowry Fired
- Of the 19 vacancies, ten coaches were fired; seven left for new HC jobs (not all of them better ones); and two retired.
- Of the 18 filled vacancies:
- Ten were filled by current HCs at other schools.
- Three were filled by former HCs, two of whom were fired at the end of this season.
- Only five of the 18 vacancies were filled by promoting assistants
Surely there were more than 19 HC vacancies this year, so I have undoubtedly missed some. But it is striking to me that only five jobs were filled by hiring assistants, and only three of these were from other schools.