Category: Around the WCC

Terry Porter head University of Portland men’s basketball coach

The final coaching vacancy in the WCC has been filled. Veteran NBA coach and player Terry Porter has verbally agreed to be next University of Portland head coach. News story can be read here.

WCC transfer list

Here is the first addition of the WCC transfer list. Look for this list to grow in the upcoming months. Four new head coaches in the conference will mean there is going to be a lot of roster turn over. Coach Lamont Smith at USD, who will be entering his second year, is wasting no time …

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Kyle Smith Named Head Men’s Basketball Coach at USF

USF has hired Kyle Smith as Men’s Basketball Coach. Smith is the third new hire in the conference following Damon Stoudamire at Pacific, and Herb Sendek at Santa Clara. Only the University of Portland job remains open. The official press release can be read here. 

Herb Sendek hired at Santa Clara

According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, Herb Sendek has been hired at Santa Clara. Sendek was the previous head coach at NC State and Arizona State. He has a overall coach record of 406-290 (.583) . The University of San Francisco and University of Portland still have head coaching vacancies.

Pacific Hires Damon Stoudamire

The University of Pacific has announced that Damon Stoudamire has been hired as the new men’s basketball head coach. Press release can be read here.  To get a better sense of who Damon Stoudamire is, we suggest reading this article posted on The Player’s Tribute website.

Reveno Out at Portland

Eric Reveno will not return as men’s basketball head coach at the University of Portland. Reveno, who was head coach of the Pilots for 10 years, is the fourth WCC coach to fired in recent weeks. Press release can be read here. 

Rex Walters out at USF

 Walters is the third coach in WCC who has been fired. Press release can be read here. 

Keating Will Not Return as Men’s Basketball Coach

It was announced today that Santa Clara has parted ways with Kerry Keating. Press release can be read here.

Coaching Changes Announced For Pacific Basketball

Pacific Head Coach Ron Verlin and assistant coach Dwight Young have been relieved of there duties. Press release here.

Turk’s Take – Conference Tournament Preview

Nothing is stranger than looking up at the top of the conference standings and not seeing Gonzaga occupying first place.  Certainly with a new starting five, nobody thought St. Mary’s would land the #1 seed.   But, can they make their way through the WCC tournament and get the automatic conference bid?  I’m not so sure.

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