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1st Year College Basketball Coach Grades

We have this season’s biggest improvements and the biggest regressions in NET. We grade the winners and losers accordingly.

The Biggest Improvements

Northwestern St.Corey Gipson205330+125
MilwaukeeBart Lundy210333+123
MissouriDennis Gates49151+102
Sacramento St.David Patrick224311+87
GeorgiaMike White153223+70
MarylandKevin Willard2690+64
Kansas St.Jerome Tang1769+52

The Biggest Regression

F’s and D’sLastThisDiff
Saint Peter?sBashir Mason105301-196
LouisvilleKenny Payne130316-186
Murray St.Steve Prohm29213-184
SMURob Lanier53209-156
TulsaEric Konkol180322-142
South CarolinaLamont Paris93233-140
Georgia St.Jonas Hayes158292-134
LSUMatt McMahon20151-131
Rhode IslandArchie Miller142263-121
ChattanoogaDan Earl63179-116
DavidsonMatt McKilliop46145-99

I can?t really blame some of these programs for taking a large step back like LSU, Chattanooga, Saint Peter?s, and Murray State who lost most of their best players. When you are successful and a coaching change happens, it?s usually starting over in those situations. That said this isn’t 1992 either now that there are 1800 transfers in the portal. If I were a fan of some of these schools I wouldn’t be feeling so great about the next few years.

Schools like Louisville and South Carolina are just as bad as you will ever see from programs supported at the level they are financially. There is really no excuse for programs like that to ever play at the level they did this season. Rhode Island and SMU paying what they invested to get Archie Miller and Rob Lanier has to raise a red flag after this start as well.

Here are the NET rankings for each 1st-year coach this season

Kansas St.B12Jerome Tang17
XavierBESean Miller23
DukeACCJon Scheyer25
MarylandB10Kevin Willard26
Mississippi St.SECChris Jans46
MissouriSECDennis Gates49
FloridaSECTodd Golden59
VillanovaBEKyle Neptune72
Seton HallBEShaheen Holloway78
San FranciscoWCCChris Gerlufsen108
ButlerBEThad Matta133
DavidsonA10Matt McKilliop145
LSUSECMatt McMahon151
GeorgiaSECMike White153
Louisiana TechCUSATalvin Hester162
Cleveland St.HorzDaniyal Robinson172
ChattanoogaSCDan Earl179
Florida Gulf CoastASunPat Chambers181
MassachusettsA10Frank Martin203
Northwestern St.SlndCorey Gipson205
East CarolinaAmerMike Schwartz208
SMUAmerRob Lanier209
MilwaukeeHorzBart Lundy210
George WashingtonA10Chris Caputo211
Murray St.MVCSteve Prohm213
La SalleA10Fran Dunphy220
Sacramento St.BSkyDavid Patrick224
San DiegoWCCSteve Lavin231
South CarolinaSECLamont Paris233
Rhode IslandA10Archie Miller263
LafayettePatMike Jordan271
Miami OHMACTravis Steele284
Georgia St.SBJonas Hayes292
High PointBSthG.G. Smith293
Fairleigh DickinsonNECTobin Anderson298
Saint Peter?sMAACBashir Mason301
Jackson St.SWACMo Williams305
New Mexico St.WACGreg Heiar308
UMKCSumMarvin Menzies308
LouisvilleACCKenny Payne316
Alabama A&MSWACOtis Hughley Jr.321
TulsaAmerEric Konkol322
Western MichiganMACDwayne Stephens324
The CitadelSCEd Conroy331
Cal St. NorthridgeBWTrent Johnson333
ElonCAABilly Taylor337
Alabama St.SWACTony Madlock346
Mississippi Valley St.SWACGeorge Ivory358

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