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Air Force
Jeff Bzdelik
Why: Hired at Colorado
When: April 4
Record: 50-16 in two seasons
Jeff Reynolds
From: Air Force
When: April 17
Arkansas
Stan Heath
Why: Fired; Hired at South Florida
When: March 26
Record: 84-70 in five seasons.
Rap: Back-to-back 20-win seasons ended in first-round losses in the tournament.
John Pelphrey
From: South Alabama
When: April 9
Rap: Former assistant to Billy Donovan took South Alabama to NCAA tournament in 2006.
Ball State
Ronny Thompson Billy Taylor
Binghamton
Al Walker
Why: Reassigned
When: March 5
Record: 92-108 in seven seasons
Kevin Broadus
From: Georgetown
When: March 26
Bowling Green
Dan Dakich
Why: Resigned
When: March 13
Record: 156-140 in 10 seasons
Louis Orr
From: Last coached Seton Hall in 2006
When: April 4
Butler
Todd Lickliter
Why: Hired at Iowa
When: April 2
Record: 131-61 in six seasons.
Rap: Butler left his alma mater after taking the Bulldogs to the Sweet 16.
Brad Stevens
From: Butler
When: April 4
Rap: Stevens served as an assistant at Butler since 2000-01 under Thad Matta.
California-Riverside
David Spencer
Why: Resigned
When: March 13
Record: 5-23 in one season
Jim Wooldridge
From: Last coached K-State in 2006
When: May 3
Chicago State
Kevin Jones
Why: Fired
When: March 13
Record: 41-90 in four seasons
Benjy Taylor
From: Tulane
When: April 18
Coastal Carolina
Buzz Peterson
Why: Hired by Charlotte (NBA) front office
When: June 12
Record: 35-25 in two seasons
Cliff Ellis
From: Last coached Auburn in 2004
When: July 2
Colorado
Ricardo Patton
Why: Resigned; Hired at Northern Illinois
When: March 9
Record: 184-160 in 11 seasons.
Rap: Patton announced his resignation before the season but coached through a 7-20 campaign.
Jeff Bzdelik
From: Air Force
When: April 4
Rap: Led Air Force to a 50-16 record in two seasons.
Colorado State
Dale Layer
Why: Fired
When: March 12
Record: 103-106 in seven seasons
Tim Miles
From: North Dakota State
When: March 21
Denver
Terry Carroll
Why: Fired
When: March 2
Record: 79-99 in six seasons
Joe Scott
From: Princeton
When: March 20
Drake
Tom Davis
Why: Retired
When: March 21
Record: 598-355 over 32-year career
Keno Davis
From: Drake
When: March 21
East Carolina
Ricky Stokes Mack McCarthy
Eastern Washington
Mike Burns
Why: Fired
When: May 30
Record: 38-49 in three seasons
Kirk Earlywine
From: UNC-Wilmington
When: June 14
Evansville
Steve Merfeld
Why: Resigned
When: March 3
Record: 54-91 in five seasons
Marty Simmons
From: SIU-Edwardsville
When: March 15
Florida A&M
Mike Gillespie Eugene Harris
Georgia State
Michael Perry
Why: Fired
When: March 3
Record: 62-75 in four seasons
Rod Barnes
From: Oklahoma
When: March 19
Harvard
Frank Sullivan
Why: Fired
When: March 5
Record: 178-245 in 16 seasons
Tommy Amaker
From: Michigan
When: April 11
Hawaii
Riley Wallace
Why: Retired
When: March 4
Record: 334-264 in 10 seasons
Bob Nash
From: Hawaii
When: April 14
Illinois State
Porter Moser
Why: Fired
When: March 6
Record: 51-67 in four seasons
Tim Jankovich
From: Kansas
When: March 19
Indiana State
Royce Waltman
Why: Fired
When: March 2
Record: 134-163 in 10 seasons
Kevin McKenna
From: Creighton
When: March 29
Iona
Jeff Ruland
Why: Contract bought out
When: March 27
Record: 139-135 in eight seasons
Kevin Willard
From: Louisville
When: April 10
Iowa
Steve Alford
Why: Hired at New Mexico
When: March 22
Record: 152-106 in eight seasons.
Rap: Iowa was not invited to NCAA tournament or the NIT in 2007.
Todd Lickliter
From: Butler
When: April 2
Rap: Won a Horizon League-record 29 games in 2006-07.
Kansas State
Bob Huggins
Why: Hired at West Virginia
When: April 5
Record: 23-12 in one season.
Rap: In the one season under Huggins, Kansas State signed five-stars Bill Walker and Michael Beasley.
Frank Martin
From: Kansas State
When: April 6
Rap: Was a top assistant for Huggins at Kansas State at Cincinnati.
Kentucky
Tubby Smith
Why: Hired at Minnesota
When: March 22
Record: 262-83 in 10 seasons.
Rap: Won national championship in first season in 1997-98 but hasn't reached Final Four since.
Billy Gillispie
From: Texas A&M
When: April 6
Rap: Turned a perennial loser A&M into a Sweet 16 team and a force in the Big 12.
Lehigh
Billy Taylor Brett Reed
Liberty
Randy Dunton
Why: Fired
When: Feb. 28
Record: 66-85 in six seasons
Ritchie McKay
From: New Mexico
When: March 26
Long Beach State
Larry Reynolds
Why: Contract expired
When: March 20
Record: 63-83 in five seasons
Dan Monson
From: Minnesota
When: April 7
Louisiana Tech
Keith Richard
Why: Fired
When: April 3
Record: 150-117 in nine seasons
Kerry Rupp
From: UAB
When: April 13
Marshall
Ron Jirsa
Why: Fired
When: March 12
Record: 43-74 in four seasons
Donnie Jones
From: Florida
When: April 6
Maryland-Eastern Shore
Larry Lessett Meredith Smith
Michigan
Tommy Amaker
Why: Fired
When: March 17
Record: 109-83 in six seasons.
Rap: The Wolverines played in the NIT in three of the last four years.
John Beilein
From: West Virginia
When: April 3, 2007
Rap: The Mountaineers were a surprise team in the Elite Eight and Sweet 16 in 2005 and '06.
Minnesota
Dan Monson
Why: Resigned; Hired at Long Beach State
When: Nov. 30
Record:118-106 in eight seasons
Rap: Monson resigned in November when he was replaced by interim coach Jim Molinari.
Tubby Smith
From: Kentucky
When: March 22
Rap: A Smith-coached team has not missed the tournament since Tulsa in 1992-93.
Missouri-Kansas City
Rich Zvosec
Why: Fired
When: March 13
Record: 84-91 in six seasons
Matt Brown
From: West Virginia
When: April 12
New Mexico
Ritchie McKay
Record: 82-69 in five seasons
Why: Fired
When: Feb. 22
Steve Alford
From: Iowa
When: March 22
New Mexico State
Reggie Theus
Why: Hired by Sacramento Kings
When: June 20
Record: 41-23 in two seasons
Marvin Menzies
From: Louisville
When: June 29
New Orleans
Buzz Williams Joe Pasternack
Norfolk State
Dwight Freeman Anthony Evans
North Dakota State
Tim Miles
Why: Hired at Colorado State
When: March 21
Record: 99-71 in six seasons
Saul Phillips
From: North Dakota State
When: March 26
Northern Illinois
Rob Judson
Why: Fired
When: March 10
Record: 74-101 in six seasons
Ricardo Patton
From: Colorado
When: March 19
Princeton
Joe Smith
Why: Hired at Denver
When: March 20
Record: 38-45 in three seasons
Sydney Johnson
From: Georgetown
When: April 20
Quinnipiac
Joe DeSantis
Why: Fired
When: March 8
Record: 118-188 in 11 seasons
Tom Moore
From: Connecticut
When: March 28
Radford
Byron Samuels
Why: Resigned
When: Feb. 27
Record: 58-87 in five seasons
Brad Greenberg
From: Virginia Tech
When: March 23
Robert Morris
Mark Schmidt
Why: Hired at St. Bonaventure
When: April 10
Record: 82-90 in six seasons
Mike Rice
From: Pittsburgh
When: April 26
Saint Louis
Brad Soderberg
Why: Fired
When: April 17
Record: 80-74 in five seasons
Rick Majerus
From: Last coached Utah in 2004
When: April 27
San Diego
Brad Holland
Why: Fired
When: March 8
Record: 200-176 in four seasons
Bill Grier
From: Gonzaga
When: March 25
Santa Clara
Dick Davey
Why: Retired
When: March 6
Record: 251-190 in 15 seasons
Kerry Keating
From: UCLA
When: April 6
South Alabama
John Pelphrey
Why: Hired at Arkansas
When: April 9
Record: 80-67 in five seasons
Ronnie Arrow
From: TAMU-Corpus Christi
When: April 17
South Carolina State
Jamal Brown
Why: Fired
When: March 30
Record: 13-17 in one season
Tim Carter
From: Florida State
When: May 4
South Florida
Robert McCullum
Why: Fired
When: March 9
Record: 40-76 in four seasons
Rap: South Florida is 4-28 in conference play since joining the Big East.
Stan Heath
From: Arkansas
When: April 2
Rap: Heath was 82-71 in five seasons at Arkansas, reaching the NCAA Tournament in the last two seasons.
Southern Utah
Bill Evans
Why: Fired
When: March 7
Record: 209-223 in 15 seasons
Roger Reid
From: Snow College
When: March 13
St. Bonaventure
Anthony Solomon
Why: Fired
When: March 8
Record: 24-88 in four seasons
Mark Schmidt
From: Robert Morris
When: April 10
Texas A&M
Billy Gillispie
Why: Hired at Kentucky
When: April 6
Record: 100-58 in five seasons
Rap: Agreed to new $1.75 million contract with the Aggies but did not sign it before leaving for Kentucky.
Mark Turgeon
From: Wichita State
When: April 10
Rap: Turned Wichita State into contender in Missouri Valley Conference and a Sweet 16 team in 2006.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Ronnie Arrow
Why: Hired at South Alabama
When: April 17
Record: 134-91 in eight seasons
Perry Clark
From: Last coached Miami in 2004
When: May 1
Texas Southern
Ronnie Courtney TBA
Utah
Ray Giacoletti
Why: Fired
When: March 3
Record: 54-39 in three seasons
Jim Boylen
From: Michigan State
When: March 26
Wake Forest
Skip Prosser
Why: Deceased
When: July 26
Record: 126-68 at Wake Forest, 291-146 overall
Dino Gaudio
From: Associate head coach to Prosser
When: August 8
Rap: Considered one of the best teachers in the game, he is known for developing frontcourt players.
West Virginia
John Beilein
Why: Hired at Michigan
When: April 3
Record: 104-60 in five seasons
Rap: Beilein took the Mountaineers to an Elite Eight and Sweet 16 in consecutive years before winning the NIT last year.
Bob Huggins
From: Kansas State
When: April 5
Rap: Huggins was a two-time Academic All-America selection at West Virginia in the late 1970s.
Wichita State
Mark Turgeon
Why: Hired at Texas A&M
When: April 9
Record: 128-90 in seven seasons
Rap:Took the Shockers to the 2006 Sweet 16.
Gregg Marshall
From: Winthrop
When: April 14
Rap: Took Winthrop to seven NCAA tournaments in nine seasons.
Winthrop
Gregg Marshall
Why: Hired at Wichita State
When: April 14
Record: 194-83 in nine seasons
Rap: Four-time coach of the year in the Big South.
Randy Peele
From: Winthrop
When: April 14
Rap: Former UNC-Greensboro coach spent the last four seasons as assistant at Winthrop.
Wyoming
Steve McClain
Why: Fired
When: March 12
Record: 157-115 in nine seasons
Heath Schroyer
From: Fresno State
When: March 23


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