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And Then There Were Three?

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It appears the list of potential candidates for the Siena head coaching position has narrowed even further today as multiple sources are stating that FIU head coach Richard Pitino is planning to remain there and is no longer a candidate for the Siena job.

Multiple sources are also stating that Robert Morris head coach Andy Toole was on campus today for the next round in the interview process. VCU associate head coach Mike Rhoades and Loyola head coach Jimmy Patsos are also expected on campus for the next round in the next few days.

It appears the list has narrowed to three and that an announcement is likely to come before the NCAA Final Four.

Stay Tuned!

Here are the names which have risen to the top of the list with updates on each.

Name: Mike Rhoades
Age: 40
School: VCU
Past Jobs: 1996-99 Randolph-Macon (D III asst), 1999-09 Randolph-Macon (D III HC), 2009-present VCU (associate HC)
Years as Head Coach: 0
HC Record: 0-0
NCAA Appearances: 0
NIT Appearances: 0
note: Mark Singelais of the Times Union reports Rhoades has met off campus with Siena AD John D’Argenio and is expected on campus for the second round within the next few days.

Name: Andy Toole
Age: 32
School: Robert Morris
Past Jobs: 2006-07 Lafayette (asst), 2007-2010 Robert Morris (asst)
Years as Head Coach: 3
HC Record: 67-35
NCAA Appearances: 0
NIT Appearances: 1 (2013)
note: Mark Singelais of the Times Union reporting Thurs. morning that Toole is on campus for an interview. A highly regarded college basketaball source confirms Toole as a candidate to 4guysinblazers. Mark Singelais of the Times Union reports Toole has met off campus with Siena AD John D’Argenio

Name: Jimmy Patsos
Age: 46
School: Loyola (MD)
Past Jobs: 1991-2004 Maryland (asst)
Years as Head Coach: 9
HC Record: 138-131
NCAA Appearances: 1 (2012)
NIT Appearances: 0
note: Steve Amedio of Keepin Track of the MAAC reports Weds. a.m. Siena AD John D’Argenio has conducted an off campus interview with Patsos and that he will be on campus later this week for the next round of interviews. Mark Singelais of the Times Union reports Patsos will be on campus for the next round within the next few days.

2 Comments

  1. Herman holpp

    March 30, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    petino not interested in a program that will remain in MACC

    • blazeradmin

      March 30, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      possible, though there still seems to be a lot of moving parts in terms of the conference situation. I think the list above is strong. We'll all know the answer soon!

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