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Citadel AD confirms UNCW's interest in coach


The UNCW Athletic Department said again today it has nothing to report about the search for a men's basketball coach. Citadel coach Ed Conroy's name surfaced yesterday morning in reports that he had been offered the Seahawk job. Neither he nor UNCW athletics director Kelly Mehrtens are saying anything.

Conroy's current boss says UNCW did ask for permission to talk with the coach, who received a new contract at the Citadel last year.

"We'll sit down with Ed as he and (his wife) Ginny and the kids decide if he gets an offer if that's something he wants to do," Citadel athletic director Larry Leckonby said. "And this might not be the only school that's interested in coach conroy. We knew that when we talked to him last year, because he is a good basketball coach.">

Both Conroy and Mehrtens are reportedly both heading to the Final Four this weekend in Indianapolis. No word on whether Mehrtens will use that trip to interview coaching candidates.

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