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FIRST ON 3: UNCW offers Citadel coach head basketball job

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WILMINGTON, NC -- UNC Wilmington has offered The Citadel basketball coach Ed Conroy its head coaching position, according to a source close to the situation reports the Charleston Post and Courier. Conroy, who just completed his fourth season at his alma mater, has declined to comment on the UNC Wilmington position.

When reached by phone this morning, UNCW Athletics spokesman Joe Browning told WWAY, "That's news to me. We don't have anything to announce."

UNC Wilmington, a member of the Colonial Athletic Association, is seeking a replacement for former coach Benny Moss, who was fired in mid-season with a record of 41-74 in four seasons.

The Seahawks finished last season with a 9-22 record, 5-13 in the CAA.

Conroy, 41, has a record of 49-76 in four seasons at The Citadel, including a 20-13 record in 2008-09 and a 16-16 mark last season.

The 20-13 season marked just the second 20-win season in school history, and included the Bulldogs’ first postseason bid, in the Tournament.

The Bulldogs’ 36 wins in the last two seasons are the most in a two-year period in school history.

UNC Wilmington also has reportedly interviewed Vince Taylor, an assistant coach at Minnesota and a former Duke player. UNC Wilmington reportedly will pay its new coach between $225,000 and $250,000 per year. Conroy earns a base salary of $175,000 at The Citadel after receiving a raise last year.

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Nothing Against

Mr. Conroy or Mister Taylor, but what do they bring to the table?

Mr. Conroy's record at The Citadel barely outshines that of former Coach Moss?

Will the Politics from the Athletic Department vanish with the arrival of a new coach?

We need someone who can recruit the caliber of players former Coach Wainwright brought to the Campus.

Do either of them have that recruiting skill?

More Citadel Grads

The Harris guy running for commish is fa grad from the Citadle also.. Great people.. hope they both get the job!

UNC-W coach

Real shocker here. The Hawks offer someone the head coaching position and their spokesman has no clue of the offer....makes me wonder if Mehrtens is aware of the offer. It would be crazy for her to entertain the idea of informing the community. Conroy might be the right person but he will be working for the wrong AD!

So they offered him the job......

Yawn! "South College High" will never be more than a second-rate D-1 program.