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NEW: Coaching Candidate Spreadsheet

February 9, 2011

Take a look up top at the list of pages just under the banner. You'll notice, beside the "About" page, is a "Coaching Candidate Spreadsheet" page.

This spreadsheet is meant to be a quick primer on a lot of the names you'll hear bandied about in the coming weeks. It's not complete at this point, but contains just about every reasonable (and some unreasonable) candidate we can expect to target. More names will be fleshed out in the coming days.

Here is the spreadsheet, but again, the permanent location of it will be in the page above. That way it'll stay nice and handy any time you need to reference it.

Here's a direct link to the spreadsheet for those that would prefer to open it in its own window.

I ask you to please, please, please chime in with any suggestions or opinions on what I have so far. It will only make it better.


12 Comments leave one →
  1. Steve permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:48 pm

    Why didnt you make this for Lee FxxxUp, he would have known where to look if someone would shown him how to use excel. I guess his dart game just wasnt good enough.

  2. Drgreenhouse permalink
    February 10, 2011 11:29 pm

    Hey, how about adding Mike Lornergan from Vermont to your list of potentials? Division III national championship, pretty good recruiter, excellent winning percentage and ACC experience (Assistant Coach at Maryland)

    • admin permalink
      February 11, 2011 9:05 am

      His name has come up a couple of times. I’ll try to add him today.

  3. February 11, 2011 10:24 am

    No Billy Gillespie? If he’s cleaned up he is worth at least a look.

    • admin permalink
      February 11, 2011 12:58 pm

      I’ll add him, especially since he’s already thrown his name out there and expressed interest in coaching in the ACC. Me, personally, I’m not a fan of the idea for two big reasons: 1, his history of DUIs and 2, the way he flamed out at Kentucky. Given the choice of Kentucky coaching outcasts, I’d prefer Tubby over Gillispie.

      • mark permalink
        February 12, 2011 8:28 am

        what about clempsons coach? brownell
        why do you have Mooney listed as very likely but then you say he is the floor of possible candidates? Do you not think your opinion is shared by the AD?
        can you review the associate head coaches? I think the 2 guys on the duke bench deserve a shot. dont question my loyalty to state? graduate of 1984

      • mark permalink
        February 12, 2011 8:33 am

        Archie Miller deserves, at least, an interview.

        do you think the AD will try to “win the press conference” “big name” or go with the “safe- boring hire” ala Wake Forest?

      • admin permalink
        February 12, 2011 12:10 pm

        With all due respect to Archie, I don’t think he’s at a place in his career to deserve an interview. He has no head coaching experience, and outside of a long-time assistant at a powerhouse program, I think our search should be limited to those who have head coaching experience. We saw just what a huge learning curve it was for Sidney coaching at the college level. This, after several seasons as a head coach in the pros. I’d rather take on a guy whose don’t the work building a program and learned all the ropes that way.

        I DO think Archie will make a great head coach someday. Just not now.

        As Wake Forest has proven, there are no “safe” hires. I think Debbie will make the best decision for the program based on the interest level she receives from those she will have spoken to. Ideally, you’d land a home-run hire, but more importantly is getting a coach who can build for the long term and be entrenched and winning when K and Roy start thinking of retirement.

      • admin permalink
        February 12, 2011 12:22 pm

        – There’s no way Brownell leaves Clemson after one season for another school in the ACC. I realize we got Tom O’Brien from BC, but those two situations were night and day.
        – By “very likely,” I meant “the chances are very good he’d take the job if offered and the money was right.” But I think we should expect to do no worse than Mooney on this hire. That doesn’t mean Mooney is a bad coach; that means our new coach will be–a minimum–as good as Mooney, and way better than Sidney.
        – The only assistant I might be willing to entertain locally is Chris Collins at Duke, but I think his loyalty to K is too strong and honestly, he probably stands the best chance of acquiring the Duke job when K steps down. Head coaching experience, to me, is the #1 thing our new coach needs to have on his resume.

      • mark permalink
        February 12, 2011 5:48 pm

        You said “By “very likely,” I meant “the chances are very good he’d take the job if offered …” ”

        But your header says “Likelihood he winds up at NC State”, not “Likelyhood he accepts the offer”.

        Maybe you should have two colums:
        % chance he would accept, if offered
        % chance we offer and he accepts, i.e. Likelihood he winds up at NC State

        We should never know who we offer and they turn us down, contrary to last time.
        by the way, this is a great peice of work. how can I send you something that I have done?

      • admin permalink
        February 14, 2011 3:14 am


        To clear up that confusion, I’ve since renamed the column to more accurately reflect that it’s the likelihood they would accept the job were the offer right.

        And you’re welcome to send me what you’ve got at


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