Hypeman wrote: ↑
March 23rd, 2020, 9:28 pm
Horses_n_Hoops wrote: ↑
March 23rd, 2020, 9:21 pm
There aren’t really that many. Current coaches would just be Brad Korn and Matt Painter.
Chris Lowery was at one point before becoming and assistant again. Alan Major was an assistant under Weber and then became the HC at Charlotte (he was meh, some big wins but a losing record).
He’s really had a pretty loyal staff over the years.
Lowery was the darling of the coaching world for a period of time. He had a couple down years and my understanding is that all the misfortune with his son etc. took a toll on him. We’re probably very lucky to have someone of his calibre on the assistant coaching staff.
Good for Korn. Didn’t he play at Southern Illinois, just down the road from SEMO. Cape Girardeau is a cool town too other than the sweltering summer heat.
Korn played for Weber at Southern Illinois, and for a year under Painter. Coached as an assistant at Southern Illinois under Lowery. Coached as an assistant at Missouri State for 3 years prior to joining KSU.
Weber seems to like to hire former players. We all know Lowery played at Southern Illinois for Weber as was an assistant there under Weber, an assistant at Illinois under Weber as well a HC at Southern Illinois.
Chester Fraizer, an assistant at KSU last year before leaving for Virginia Tech this year played for Weber at Illinois and was a GA at Illinois after that.
Jermaine Henderson on the other hand, did not play or coach with Weber, but he did coach alongside Brad Korn at Missouri State. I highly doubt he follows Korn to SEMO as that would be a step down, but have to wonder how long he sticks around since he has only been at KSU for 1 year and his connection to KSU was originally Korn.
I doubt Grad Assistants Jordan Henriquez or Mason Schoen are ready for full time assistant jobs. Did Southwell get enough experience as a assistant coach for 1 year at Robert Morris to return? Who will coach the bigs?
So how about some other former players?
Brian Randle played for Weber at Illinois. Spent 9 years playing international ball. He is now an development coach with the Timberwolves for 1 season. Is an assistant job in college a step down from that?
Dee Brown played for Weber at Illinois. Was a 2nd round NBA pick and played in the NBA and international ball for 9 years. He is now an assistant coach at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) for the last 2 years. He would bring some NBA cred to the coaching staff, but is he ready for KSU and who would coach the bigs as he is more of a guards coach.
Side note, Jerrance Howard, now an assistant for Self at KU, played for 1 year under Weber and first coached for 3 years at Illinois under Weber. Not saying he would leave KU for KSU, but if he ever becomes a HC, wouldn't that be part of Weber's HC tree since that is where his first job was at?
Tracy Webster was an interim HC at DePaul for a year (16 games), but spent most of his time as an assistant all over.
Chester Fraizer (VT assistant) and Alvin Brooks (Baylor assistant) would be 2 more that could eventually be HC under Weber's tree.