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Boston College Basketball Coaching Search: Mike Hopkins, Pat Skerry, Mark Schmidt, Tommy Amaker

Boston College men's basketball coaching search log, supplemental.

Jamie Squire

Boston College men's basketball coaching search log, supplemental.


Does anyone really know what is going on with the Boston College search for a new coach?

No. Everyone is just guessing, including myself. I just try to read the ripples in the currents coming down from The Heights.

ESPN's Jeff Goodman wagered a guess as well, floating Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins, Towson head coach Pat Skerry, Quinnipiac head coach Tom Moore and St. Bonaventure head coach Mark Schmidt as potential candidates ($).

Boston College reportedly reached out to George Washington head coach Mike Lonergan, but the third year Colonials coach is expected to sign a contract extension through 2020-21. BC also reportedly met with St. Bonaventure head coach and BC alum Mark Schmidt.

Harvard coach Tommy Amaker is holding a press conference on Monday, at Harvard!, which means that he'll continue to serve as head coach of the Crimson because no press conference has ever been rescheduled or cancelled, ever.

Lots of media speculation surrounding Towson head coach Pat Skerry. The Medford, Mass. native's season came to a close last night with Townshend [sic] dropping a 85-73 decision to Murray State in the CIT Quarterfinals. Towson finishes the year 25-11, 13-3 CAA.

In other, slightly more concrete Division I men's basketball coaching news ...

--Louisville assistant Kevin Keatts has been hired as the new head coach at UNC-Wilmington. Keatts, who will stay with Louisville until the end of the season, becomes the fourth Cardinal assistant to accept a head coaching gig in as many years. And the Rick Pitino coaching tree grows by one.

-- In easily the strangest headline of this offseason's college basketball coaching carousel, Marshall has reached out to Los Angeles Lakes head coach Mark D'Antoni about its head coaching vacancy, and, get this, D'Antoni is interested, too! D'Antoni IS a West Virginia native and went to Marshall though, so.

-- Mark Fox, the current head coach at Georgia, will not pursue the vacant Washington State position. Per the Twitter machine:

Rumored candidates for the vacant Washington State job include Marvin Menzies (New Mexico State), Ernie Kent (former Oregon coach) and Leon Rice (Boise State).

-- Houston Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson is one of several candidates for the vacant Houston coaching gig. In 2008, Sampson received a five-year show-cause penalty for recruiting violations while at Oklahoma and Indiana, though it ended last November.

-- Not a whole lot out there on Wake Forest's search, either, though Goodman added Danny Manning and Tubby Smith to the potential list of candidates.

-- According to multiple sources, Virginia Commonwealth's Shaka Smart will not be the next head coach at Marquette. The Golden Eagles will turn their attention to former UCLA coach Ben Howland, Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins and Green Bay coach Brian Wardle (a former MU assistant).

-- Remaining Division I men's basketball coaching vacancies counter: 15 -- Appalachian State, Boston College, Florida Atlantic, Houston, IUPUI, Jacksonville, Manhattan?, Marquette, Marshall, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Montana State, South Florida, Southeastern Louisiana, Tennessee State, Wake Forest, Washington State