Coaches on the Rise

By on March 26, 2015

 

 

Buffalo Bulls head coach Bobby Hurley speaks at a press conference after the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena. West Virginia won 68-62. (photo USA TODAY Sports / Joe Maiorana)

Buffalo Bulls head coach Bobby Hurley speaks at a press conference after the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena. West Virginia won 68-62. (photo USA TODAY Sports / Joe Maiorana)

As the clock on the NCAA tournament season counts down, several schools are on the hunt for a new coach.  This could be a coach who is looking for a 2nd chance or taking a chance on an up and coming coach.   Gregg Marshall (Wichita St.) and Bobby Hurley (Buffalo) are just a few of the mid-major coaches who appeared in the NCAA tournament this year and are having their names being mentioned as possible coaches for higher profile jobs.  But what about those coaches appearing in the post season that you have not heard of.  Here are a few coaches who could be moving on to bigger and higher profile coaching jobs:

Chris Mack (Xavier): Chances are you have heard of Xavier but chances are you have not heard of Chris Mack.  Mack, replaced Sean Miller when Miller left to take the Arizona job back in 2009.  Mack has picked up where Miller left off by taking Xavier to 3 Sweet 16 appearances in his 6 years as well having won 20 or more games in 5 of his 6 seasons.

Michael White (Louisiana Tech): In 4 seasons at LA Tech, White has a record of 101-39, including 3 straight 20 win seasons.  The Bulldogs lose a home game since Dec. 2013.  He is an excellent recruiter and has guided LA Tech to two straight Conference USA regular season championships.

Steve Prohm (Murray State); From the college that has brought you basketball coaches Mark Gottfried, Billy Kennedy and Mick Cronin, say hello to Steve Prohm.  Prohm is 104-28 in his 4 seasons and has won over 20 games in all 4 seasons at the helm.  He coached the Racers to a 25 game win streak during the regular season and a berth in the NIT.

If you did not know these coaches name before now, chances are you will be hearing their names soon.  So don’t be surprised if you see these coaches on a different sideline next year.

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