A look at possible good fits for the Hokies basketball program.
Virginia Tech has fired men's basketball coach Seth Greenberg after nine seasons with the Hokies. With that news, we compiled a list of possible replacements to take over in Blacksburg.
Blaine Taylor, head coach, Old Dominion
Taylor has a 378â192 record as a head coach, with stops at Montana (1991-98) and Old Dominion (2001-current). He has built ODU into a consistent winner in the competitive Colonial Athletic Association, with nine straight winning league seasons. He made the NCAA Tournament in 2005, â10, â11 with the Monarchs.
Jeff Capel, assistant coach, Duke
Capel enjoyed a successful four-year run as the head coach at VCU from 2002-06, guiding the Rams to a record of 50â22 in CAA games and a berth in the 2004 NCAA Tournament. He then served as the head coach at Oklahoma, recording an overall mark of 96â69 from 2006-11.
Dino Gaudio, analyst, ESPN
Gaudio was fired after three seasons at Wake Forest in 2010 despite an overall record of 61â31 and an ACC mark of 27â21. He also has experience as a head coach at Army (1993-97) and Loyola (Md.) (1998-00). Gaudio is an outstanding recruiter.
Ron Hunter, head coach, Georgia State
Hunter did a great job in his first season at Georgia State, improving the Panthers from 6â12 in the Colonial in 2011 to 11â7 in â12. Previously, he served as the head coach at IUPUI for 17 seasons, overseeing the schoolâs move from the NAIA ranks to Division I Independent to member of the Summit League. IUPUI went 98â56 over 10 years in the Summit during Hunterâs tenure.
Scott Sutton, head coach, Oral Roberts
The son of former Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton has put up gaudy numbers in 13 years at Oral Roberts. His record in the Summit League is 163Ââ59, including a 17â1 mark this season. ORU has made three trips to the NCAA Tournament on Suttonâs watch.
Orlando Antigua, assistant coach, Kentucky
Antigua joined John Calipariâs staff in 2008-09 at Memphis and made the move to Kentucky, where is he is completing his third season. He has no experience as a head coach, but his status as one of Calipariâs top recruiters will make him a candidate for some head coaching positions in the near future.
Dan Muller, assistant coach, Vanderbilt
Muller, a 1998 graduate of Illinois State, recently completed his 12th season on Kevin Stallingsâ staff at Vanderbilt. He was reportedly in the mix for head coaching vacancies at Mississippi State, Miami (Ohio), Southern Illinois and Stanford following the â11-12 season. Muller serves as the Commodoresâ recruiting coordinator.
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