Tar Heel Coaching Tree Update
Release: 01/15/2013

By Adam Lucas

Here's a look at former Tar Heels currently working as college head coaches. Note that this list does not include extended branches of the coaching tree such as Maryland's Mark Turgeon or Vanderbilt's Kevin Stallings.

SMU (coached by Larry Brown): The Mustangs are 11-4, but have lost two out of three--of course, those two were at Cincinnati and at Louisville. The schedule relaxes over the rest of January, so expect SMU to have some momentum going into a Feb. 1 date with Memphis.

Appalachian State (coached by Jason Capel): The Mountaineers have struggled and are 4-12, and 0-3 in the Southern Conference after Saturday's loss to Davidson.

High Point University (coached by Scott Cherry): After a decent start, High Point has lost nine of the last ten and has a 4-11 overall record.

UAB (coached by Jerod Haase): The Blazers are 11-4 and lost a heartbreak in overtime at Middle Tennessee this weekend. A Feb. 1 game against Jeff Lebo's ECU club should be interesting.

East Carolina (coached by Jeff Lebo): East Carolina did well against a difficult nonconference schedule (they stand 11-5) and now must build some momentum in the AAC.

UNC Greensboro (coached by Wes Miller): The Spartans, who very nearly toppled NC State at the Greensboro Coliseum, have a two-game winning streak going and are 9-9 overall, 2-1 in the SoCon. UNCG hosts Davidson this weekend.

UNC Wilmington (coached by Buzz Peterson): As they demonstrated at the Smith Center, the Seahawks have struggled shooting the ball. They've lost seven in a row and are 6-12 overall. 

Monmouth (coached by King Rice): The Hawks are 8-9. If you missed it, this excellent New York Times profile of Rice had lots of good stories about his time at Carolina. 

William & Mary (coached by Tony Shaver): The Tribe is 9-5 and goes to Delaware tonight.

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