2024-25 College Basketball Coaching changes

2024-25 College Basketball Coaching changes

Let’s face it. College basketball coaching is a lot more important than the NBA. The college basketball coach has a lot more on his mind nowadays with NIL, recruiting, the transfer portal, rich donors and trying to win when it matters.

The biggest change came in the SEC when John Calipari left Kentucky (+3000) now on Draft Kings to win the NCAA title) for Arkansas (+2500). Yes, Calipari’s move to replace Eric Mussel man in Arkansas helped make the Razorbacks an immediate contender at least on paper.

Here are the coaching changes in the high-major conferences in college basketball. New coach is in bold.

Arkansas: John Calipari (Eric Musselman)

BYU: Kevin Young (Mark Pope)

DePaul: Chris Holtmann (Tony Stubblefield)

Fresno State: Vince Walberg (Justin Hutson)

Kentucky: Mark Pope (John Calipari)

Louisville: Pat Kelsey (Kenny Payne)

Michigan: Dustin May (Juwan Howard)

Ohio State: Jake Diebler (Chris Holtmann)

Oklahoma State: Steve Lutz (Mike Boynton)

Saint Louis: Josh Schertz (Travis Ford)

SMU: Andy Enfield (Rob Lanier)

Stanford: Kyle Smith (Jerod Haase)

USC: Eric Musselman (Andy Enfield)

Utah State: Jerrod Calhoun (Danny Sprinkle)

Vanderbilt: Mark Byington (Jerry Stackhouse)

Washington: Danny Sprinkle (Mike Hopkins)

Washington State: David Riley (Kyle Smith)

West Virginia: Darian DeVries (Bob Huggins)

Wyoming: Sundance Wicks (Jeff Linder)

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