What do folks think of the coaching hires by major conference teams so far?


#1

Here are the hires by major conference teams (and UNLV) so far this offseason. What do folks think? Any particular ones stand out good of bad?

Rutgers - Steve Pikiell, one NCAA tourney appearance, but had Stony Brook 1 or 2 in the America East 6 out of the last 7 years

Oklahoma State - Brad Underwood - perhaps a bit old to have such little head coaching experience but killed it in three years at Stephen F. Austin

Pitt - Kevin Stallings, only one tourney in last 4 years at Vandy but five out of six before that

Vandy - Bryce Drew, 2 appearances in 5 years at Valpo, four first place finishes, hit one of the more famous shots in NCAA history

UNLV - Chris Beard, not much experience but crushed it in his one year at Arkansas-Little Rock


#2

Bryce Drew an absolute home run hire IMO.

I fully expect Alec Peters to transfer there.


#3

That would make sense. I also like the Drew hire, especially for Vandy.


#4

Also, Jerod Haase at Stanford - one NCAA tourney appearance in four years, also finished first in C-USA last year.