Next Wake Forest Basketball Coach

Before We list some Demon Deacons candidates, I’m going to get on a soap box for Dino Gaudio:

  • 19-17, 24-7, 20-11

X’s and O’s aside, enough said. Now some possible names:

Brad Stevens
: Small academic school vs. small academic school. ACC vs Horizon. Hmmm…. Stevens lived the first two years of life in the Carolina to the south. He could easily stay put, but stranger things have happened.

Frank Haith: Out with an old Skip Prosser loyalist, in with a new one?  We’ve listed him as a Hot Coach ever since his NCAA berth and turn around season last year.

Chris Mack: This time the Xavier-to-Wake Forest pipeline might not be oiled. Mack’s another one of Skip Prosser’s protégés, but the Xavier coach is likely content with his Musketeers’ direction.

Jeff Battle
: Removed himself from contention citing wife’s battle with cancer. He still should be honored on this list though.  Send your thoughts and prayers to his family.

Rusty LaRue: A Demon Deacon basketball alum and current assistant who has previous head coaching experience at Greensboro College.

Gregg Marshall
: Lots of Mid-major success. Lots of ties in Carolina.

Brad Brownell: MSNBC’s Mike Miller offers this option “who used to be at UNC-Wilmington and has produced four straight 20-win seasons.”

A Dukie trio: Could either Jeff Capel III, Tommy Amaker, or Johnny Dawkins return to the Research Triangle, without a blue tie? The former two have recently signed contract extensions.

Tubby Smith
: Speaking of contract extensions, come on Minnesota. Tubby is a Carolina native.

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  1. The Deacon Badger
    April 8, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Bo Ryan at Wisconsin might be a dark horse for the Wake job. Ryan’s style matches up nicely with the academic side of Wake Forest, and his team oriented style might be the missing ingredient that Wake Forest needs to take it to the next level.

  2. October 21, 2010 at 2:06 am

    Thanks for sharing this post about the next wake forest basketball coach. I hope the players will learn a lot from him. Keep playing basketball guys!:)

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