Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Gaudio departure may affect 49ers' hire

Wake Forest's coaching vacancy may also have ramifications in the Charlotte 49ers' search for a new head coach.

The 49ers recently focused their sights on Xavier associate head coach and former Wake assistant Pat Kelsey and a source said Wednesday Kelsey is a favorite among several Deacons athletic boosters to replace Dino Gaudio.

Kelsey interviewed with Charlotte officials during the Final Four in Indianapolis but the 49ers have yet to announce any timetable on a decision. Kelsey has not responded to repeated requests for comment this week.

Charlotte athletics director Judy Rose and the school's chancellor, Dr. Philip Dubois, said they would not comment on potential coaching candidates during the hiring process.

--Kansas associate head coach Joe Dooley, a former head coach at East Carolina, remains a candidate for the Charlotte position. A source close to Dooley said Wednesday he expected to hear something from Charlotte "soon."


Anonymous said...

This school is so slow to react, it may cost them. No surprise with Judy and Chapel Hill Phil at the helm. They are going to hire the most unexpected name in coaching.

Anonymous said...


He all the staff and recruits ready for next season!

panfan1 said...

I agree! Hire Dino! He is a young coach & recruits well!I am shock that WFU fired him only after 3 years!