The coaching vacancy at UNCW has many fans expecting the worst for next year's basketball season.
75 days and counting. That's how long UNCW has been looking for a new men's basketball coach. The school has already gone through a couple of options. Athletic director Kelly Mehrtens offered the job to former Citadel coach Ed Conroy, but he chose Tulane instead. Kansas assistant Joe Dooley said is not a candidate for the job after rumors surfaced he'd received an offer. Tennessee-Chattanooga sent out a release saying its coach John Shulman was not a candidate.
With so much uncertainty fans are worried it could hurt the players the Seahawks bring in.
"They have two scholarships that are still open, and the longer this goes on, it's going to impact the quality they get in terms of recruiting," Seahawk supporter Frank Ogden said.
Coming off a 22-loss season, including a 5-14 record in the CAA, fans don't think the search will get easier any time soon.