WHO ARE WE KIDDING HERE THE ENTIRE UNCW BASKETBALL PROGRAM IS SO POORLY RAN UNTIL IT IS FUNNY! THE ONES WHO MISS OUT ARE THE KIDS WHO PLAY, THE STUDENTS, AND FANS! THE WOMEN'S PROGRAM IS NOT BETTER!! THIS COACH UNLIKE BUZZ WALKED INTO A PROGRAM WHO HAD TURNED THE CORNER, HAD SEASONED ATHLETES RETURNING & IN 2 YEARS HAVE WON 9-10 GAMES AS A WHOLE! I SAY STOP THE MADNESS PAY THIS COACH OFF AS WELL BEING YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY BUZZ OFF TOO! GET RID OF HER AND BRING NEW FRESH BLOOD INTO THIS PROGRAM! NO EXCUSES FOR THIS MESS! UNCW WILL NEVER BE DUKE OR CAROLINA BUT WE ALL SHOULD LEARN FROM OTHER PROGRAMS SUCH AS VCU, GONZAGA, DELAWARE ETC. IF THEY CAN DO IT SO CAN WE! THESE COACHES AREN'T THE ONES TO TAKE US THERE YOU SENT 1 PACKING SEND THE OTHER. WHAT DO HAVE TO LOSE? HECK YOU'RE NOT GETTING ANY RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT ANYWAYS!
I was a student at the Dub from 97 thru 99.
The thing I remember was the turnaround and support from not only students but the whole city.
Hiring Buzz was a Huge mistake! He was terrible to begin with as a coach.
I don't know him personally, but as a coach he is the worse we have ever had!
We all know Jerry has a home in Brunswick Co. He is in the Wilmington area a lot.
Go after him and put some excited fans and players back on campus!
He should not have been fired, he was however paid far too much. Practically all NCAA basketball coaches are overpaid because they're effectively a farm club for the NBA. It's unrealistic to expect UNCW to compete with Duke, UNC, Wake and NC State but that's the way the rabid alumni look at things. They would rather have a 20 win season with scandals. The measuring tool shouldn't be wins, but the quality of the student athletes he coached. Buzz Peterson is a class guy and we should all wish him the best.
"20 win season with scandals?" What on earth are you talking about? Show us a scandal with UNC, Duke, State, or Wake....or even UCLA, Kentucky, Florida, Ohio State! What's wrong with wanting UNCW to have a WINNING team? Attendance at games is down, morale around the city is down when it comes to the sport. UNCW needed to rethink their sports programs a lot sooner than they did! Bravo to UNCW for cutting him loose and Good Luck Buzz in the future!
Contract should have been terminated after his second losing season.
Who ever hired him should go as well. His career record is not that impressive. 50/50 at best. UNCW deserves a winner. They need to hire a coach with a very strong win record. I wonder who hired him. Maybe he should go as well.