Sunday, April 11, 2010

New 49ers coach already amassing staff

Former Ohio State assistant men’s basketball coach Alan Major spent Sunday evening visiting with his new team in preparation for his official debut Monday as the Charlotte 49ers’ new coach.

The Observer first reported Friday Major had accepted the position. He will be formally introduced at a 2 p.m. news conference Monday, which is open to the public. It will be held in Salons C&D on the third floor of the Barnhardt Student Activity Center.

Orlando Vandross, the associate head coach at Boston University, will join Major on his new staff, according to two sources. Sources said Vandross visited the Charlotte campus and players along with Major on Sunday night.

Also expected to join Major’s staff at Charlotte is current Virginia Tech assistant coach Ryan Odom, according to one source. Odom, a member of Hokies’ head coach Seth Greenberg’s first staff at Tech, specializes in scouting opponents.

Odom is the son of Dave Odom, who retired in 2008 as the head coach at South Carolina, and the brother of former Charlotte 49ers assistant coach Lane Odom.

11 comments:

Josh Carpenter said...

Good stuff Jim

Anonymous said...

I like the two additions and the swiftness in which he made them. It shows me he was prepared to make this move and has been thinking about it. I love it!

Any momentum to the "DeMarco movement?"

Anonymous said...

so our now main recruiter has been recruiting for 13 yrs in the 24th best league??? Getting players for the America East vs A10 is major change. Guess the good news is Vandross is used to a tough sell and not just showing kids BCS facilities.

J said...

It's obvious Major already knew who he wanted on staff before he got the job. I like that we have a decisive man of action at the helm.

Anonymous said...

You UNC-Charlotte students are just blind. Ryan Odom was the FIRST person hired and not by Alan Major.

Anonymous said...

Unless you are Judy Rose or a close friend of hers, that's BS.

Anonymous said...

Train wreck! Train Wreck! Bounce! Bounce! Bounce! ROTFLMBO

Anonymous said...

Train wreck! Train wreck! Bounce. Bounce. Bounce. ROTFLMBO

Anonymous said...

Why so much hate? If you hate the program so much, why bother reading? It never makes any sense to me. Go Niners!!!

Anonymous said...

Because these are the jealous posters. They are jealous that their program sucks so they go on ours to bash it.

Anonymous said...

1:38 and 1:40 anon is the 'bruce' character who trolls ever Niners basketball story. The obsession continues. Buzz Peterson, is that you?