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Siena’s Coaching Options at a Glance

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With Siena’s Head Coaching job vacant names have been flying fast and furious in various reports. We’ve compiled a list of those names and some base information about each potential candidate.

* Note all listed postseason appearances and years as head coach are as a Division I head coach only

And then there were three? An announcement is likely to come prior to the NCAA Final Four. Here are the names which seem to be rising 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. Will be on campus for next round within a 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: Steven Amedio of Keepin Track of the MAAC reports Weds. a.m. Siena AD John D’Argenio has conducted off campus interview with Patsoswill be on campus later this week for the next round of interviews.
 
Name: Mike Wells
School: George Mason
Past Jobs: NBA assistant with the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs, and Washington Wizards
Years as Head Coach: 0
HC Record: 0-0
NCAA Appearances: 0
NIT Appearances: 0
note: reported by Jon Rothstein to have met with John D’Argenio on 3/29/12. Uncertainty around the legitimacy of his candidacy.
 
other names no longer believed to be candidates:
 
 
Name: Rick Pitino Jr
Age: 30
School: Florida International
Past Jobs: 2005-06 Northeastern (asst), 2006-07 Duquesne (asst), 2007-09 Louisville (asst), 2008-11 Florida (asst), 2011-12 Louisville (associate HC)
Years as Head Coach: 1
HC Record: 18-14
NCAA Appearances: 0
NIT Appearances: 0
note: Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports reports thurs. That Pitino will stay at FIU leaving Toole, Patsos and Rhoades as top 3. A highly regarded college basketball source confirms Pitino as a candidate to 4guysinblazers. Steve Amedio of Keepin Track of the MAAC reports Weds. a.m. Siena AD John D’Argenio has conducted off campus interviews with Pitino and Patsos and that both will be on campus later this week for the next round of interviews. Previously mentioned by Hoopdirt.com as one of 3 leading candidates along with Jimmy Patsos and Matt Brady (2 of 3 rumored to have visited Loudonville campus). Siena president denies any on campus interviews have taken place at this point.
 
 
Name: Keith Urgo
Age: 32
School: Penn State
Past Jobs: 2008-10 Villanova (DOBO), 2010-11 Villanova (asst), 2011-present Penn St (asst)
Years as Head Coach: 0
HC Record: 0-0
NCAA Appearances: 0
NIT Appearances: 0
note: reported by Steve Amedio of Keepin Track of the MAAC and other sources to have taken part in an off campus interview with Siena AD John D’Argenio.
 
Name: Matt Brady
Age: 47
School: James Madison
Past Jobs: 1987-89 Rhode Island (asst), 1989-93 Wagner (asst), 1993-2004 Saint Joseph’s (asst), 2004-08 Marist (HC)
Years as Head Coach: 9
HC Record: 156-131
NCAA Appearances: 1 (2013)
NIT Appearances: 1 (2007 second rd)
note: seems to be getting less mention and not a likely option at this point. former Siena player mentioned by Hoopdirt.com as one of 3 leading candidates along with Jimmy Patsos and Richard Pitino (2 of 3 rumored to have visited Loudonville campus). Siena president denies any on campus interviews have taken place at this point.Mark Singelais of the Times Union reports Brady had not spoken with Siena.
 
Name: Cliff Warren
Age: 45
School: Jacksonville University
Past Jobs: 1994-97 Mount St Mary’s (asst), 1997-00 Siena (asst), 2000-05 Georgia Tech (asst)
Years as Head Coach: 8
HC Record: 114-130
NCAA Appearances: 0
NIT Appearances: 2 (2009, 10 second rd)
note: former Siena Assistant Coach rumored to have met with Siena AD John D’Argenio prior to Buonaguro’s firing,a rumor denied by D’Argenio.
 
 
Here are some additional names which are not considered candidates that have appeared on wish lists of fans and others.
 
Name: Andy Enfield
Age: 43
School: Florida Gulf Coast University
Past Jobs: 1994-96 Milwaukee Bucks (NBA asst), Boston Celtics 1998-00 (NBA asst), 2000-06 President of All Net Basketball / shooting & offense consultant to NBA, 2006-11 Florida State (asst)
Years as Head Coach: 2
HC Record: 39-27
NCAA Appearances: 1 (2013)
NIT Appearances: 0
note: considered an attractive candidate. Team has advanced to NCAA Tourney Sweet 16.
 
Name: Steve Pikiell
Age: 45
School: SUNY Stony Brook
Past Jobs: 1991-92 UConn (asst), 1992 New Haven Skyhawks (asst), 1993-95 Yale (asst), 1995-96 Wesleyan (DIII HC), 1997-2001 Central Conn (asst), 2001-05 George Washington (asst)
Years as Head Coach: 8
HC Record: 119-125
NCAA Appearances: 0
NIT Appearances: 3 (2010, 12, 13)
 
Name: Dave Paulsen
Age: 48
School: Bucknell
Past Jobs: 1988-89 Williams (D III asst), 1989-90 Michigan (asst), 1990-94 Cleveland State (asst), 1994-97 St Lawrence (D III HC), 1997-2000 Le Moyne (D II HC), 2000-08 Williams (D III HC)
Years as Head Coach: 5
HC Record: 98-64
NCAA Appearances: 2 (2011, 13)
NIT Appearances: 1 (2012 second rd)
Note: likely no longer an option following an announced contract extension on thurs morning. had been mentioned as candidate for Northwestern opening now filled by Duke assistant Chris Collins. May be on the market.
 
Name: Jim Engles
Age: 44
School: NJIT
Past Jobs: 1991-97 Wagner (asst), 1997-03 Rider (asst), 2003-08 Columbia (asst)
Years as Head Coach: 5
HC Record: 57-95
NCAA Appearances: 0
NIT Appearances: 0 (Won Great West in 2013)
 
Name: Bobby Gonzalez
Age: 50
School: None
Past Jobs: 1987-88 Binghamton (asst), 1993-94 Xavier (asst), 1994-98 Providence (asst), 1998-99 Virginia (asst), 1999-2006 Manhattan (HC), 2006-10 Seton Hall (HC)
Years as Head Coach: 11
HC Record: 174-123
NCAA Appearances: 2 (2003, 2004 second rd)
NIT Appearances: 3 (2002, 2006 second rd, 2010)
Note: heard on local sports talk show with Roger Wyland sounding very much like he was campaigning for Siena job.
 
 
Name: Bill Coen
Age: 51
School: Northeastern
Past Jobs: 1987-89 Hamilton (D III asst), 1989-97 Rhode Island (asst), 1997-06 Boston College (asst)
Years as Head Coach: 7
HC Record: 110-106
NCAA Appearances: 0
NIT Appearances: 2 (2011, 13)
Note: previous candidate for Siena Head Coach opening.
 
 
Name: Seth Greenberg
Age: 56
School: None
Past Jobs: 1978-80 Columbia (asst), 1980-83 Pittsburgh (asst), 1983-84 Virginia (asst), 1985-87 Miami (asst), 1987-90 Long Beach State (asst), 1990-96 Long Beach State (HC), 1996-2003 South Florida (HC), 2003-2012 Virginia Tech (HC)
Years as Head Coach: 22
HC Record: 378-283
NCAA Appearances: 3 (1993, 1995, 2007 second rd)
NIT Appearances: 8 (1992, 2000, 2002, 2005 second rd, 2008 quarterfinals, 2009 secod rd, 2010 quarterfinals, 2011 second rd)
Note: current ESPN analyst rumored to be looking to return to coaching. Doesn’t seem to be linked to Siena at this point.
 
Name: John Becker
Age: 44
School: University of Vermont
Past Jobs: 1994-97 Gallaudet (D III asst), 1997-99 Gallaudet (D III HC), 2004-06 Catholic (D III asst), 2006-11 Vermont (asst)
Years as Head Coach: 2
HC Record: 45-22
NCAA Appearances: 1 (2012)
 
 
Name: Brett Reed
Age: 40
School: Lehigh
Past Jobs: 1999-00 UNC Greensboro (asst), 2000-02 High Point (asst), 2002-06 Lehigh (asst), 2006-07 Lehigh (associate HC)
Years as Head Coach: 6
HC Record: 115-71
NCAA Appearances: 2 (2010, 2012 second rd)
NIT Appearances: 0
 
Name: Craig Carter
Age: 43
School: Siena
Past Jobs: 2003-04 UNC Greensboro (DOBO), 2004-05 UMass (DOBO), 2005-06 Siena (asst), 2006-10 Rutgers (asst), 2010-present Siena (asst)
Years as Head Coach: 0
HC Record: 0-0
NCAA Appearances: 0
NIT Appearances: 0
note: current Siena assistant coach. Only assistant retained from Mitch Buonaguro’s staff. Currently handling day-to-day operations of the program.
 
 
Name: Jeff Neubauer
Age: 42
School: Eastern Kentucky
Past Jobs: 1993-96 Citadel (asst), 1996-02 Richmond (asst), 2002-05 West Virginia (asst)
Years as Head Coach: 8
HC Record: 142-111
NCAA Appearances: 1 (2007)
NIT Appearances: 0
 
Name: Anthony Evans
Age: 41
School: Norfolk State
Past Jobs: 2001-2003 SUNY Delhi (D III HC), 2003-07 Norfolk State (asst)
Years as Head Coach: 6
HC Record: 99-93
NCAA Appearances: 1 (2012 second rd)
NIT Appearances: 0
 
Name: Darrin Horn
Age: 40
School: None
Past Jobs: 1995-97 Western Kentucky (asst), 1997-99 Morehead State (asst), 1999-2003 Marquette (asst), 2003-08 Western Kentucky (HC), 2008-12 South Carolina (HC)
Years as Head Coach: 0
HC Record: 171-112
NCAA Appearances: 1 (2008 Sweet Sixteen)
NIT Appearances: 3 (2005 second rd, 2006, 2009)

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