For the second time this month, a UW assistant coach was considered for a head coaching job but didn’t get it.
This time it was Gary Close, who interviewed for the head coaching job at Cornell earlier this week. The Ivy League school announced Friday that it was hiring Virginia Tech assistant Bill Courtney. He succeeds Steve Donahue, who took over the head job at Boston College.
Last week, UW-Green Bay hired Brian Wardle to succeed Tod Kowalczyk as its men’s basketball coach. Wardle had been an assistant under Kowalczyk. UW associate head coach Greg Gard was one of five finalists for the job.