Tuesday, March 18, 2014

First Tournament

The following teams are playing in their first tournament:
  • Cal Poly
  • North Carolina Central
The last team to win their first tournament game was Florida Gulf Coast in 2013.  They defeated Georgetown 78-68 in the Round of 64.

The following coaches are coaching in their first tournament:

  • Mike Brennan, American
  • Joe Callero, Cal Poly
  • Jamion Christian, Mt. St. Mary's
  • Ed Cooley, Providence
  • Johnny Dawkins, Stanford
  • Bob Hoffman, Mercer
  • Derek Kellogg, Massachusetts
  • Danny Manning, Tulsa
  • Cuonzo Martin, Tennessee
  • Steve Masiello, Manhattan
  • Archie Miller, Dayton
  • LeVelle Moton, North Carolina Central
  • Craig Neal, New Mexico
  • Kevin Ollie, Connecticut
  • Monte Ross, Delaware
  • Brad Underwood, Stephen F. Austin
In 2013, 4 coaches won in their first tournament game coached:
  • Matt Brady, James Madison
  • Andy Enfield, Florida Gulf Coast
  • John Giannini, LaSalle
  • Andy Kennedy, Mississippi

The following coaches are coaching in their first tournament for a new team:
  • Steve Alford, UCLA (formerly Missouri State, Iowa and New Mexico)
  • Mike Davis, Texas Southern (formerly with Indiana and UAB)
  • Cliff Ellis, Coastal Carolina (formerly South Alabama, Clemson and Auburn)
  • Mike Lonergan, George Washington (formerly Vermont)
  • Bob Marlin, Louisiana-Lafayette (formerly Sam Houston State)
  • Fran McCaffrey, Iowa (formerly Lehigh, North Carolina-Greensboro and Siena)
In 2013, x coaches won in their first tournament game in which they coached for a new team:
  • John Groce, Illinois
  • Larry Eustachy, Colorado State
  • Jim Crews, Saint Louis
  • Dana Altman, Oregon
  • Jim Larranaga, Miami
  • Cy Alexander, North Carolina A&T 

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