One day into the season, and already two casualties.
Manhattan fired Steve Masiello about two weeks before the season started. He was in the last year of a contract Manhattan had yet to extend, and he was reportedly on the outs with the AD.
Hartford coach John Gallagher resigned yesterday, on the eve of the team’s first game. He claims it was because Hartford refused to send a trainer with the team to a scrimmage at Dartmouth, and a player was injured and didn’t receive proper care. Hartford disputes this and says it’s because Gallagher is mad about the school’s upcoming drop to D3 and is trying to create leverage for his existing fraud lawsuit against the school’s board of regents.
Unfortunately, Buffalo realized what I thought was happening. Buffalo was falling as we started to rise. Whitesell wasn’t getting the players that could just out-athletic everyone and not have to worry about any kind of strategy.
I would have to think a name that will get serious consideration from mid majors, and perhaps power 5 conferences is Steve Lutz, Texas A & M Corpus Christi. He just won his second Southland Conference title in a row, winning both regular season and the tournament. From the Matt Painter coaching tree. If I were looking for a coach, especially a Midwest school like BG for instance, I would look long and hard at Lutz.