UTC basketball coach Matt McCall could be heading to University of Massachusetts
WESTFIELD, Massachusetts (WDEF) – UTC basketball coach Matt McCall is in Massachusetts today interviewing for their head coaching job.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that McCall has emerged as the leading candidate for the job.
And ESPN reports the deal could be made today.
This came about rather suddenly.
U Mass had already hired Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey to replace Derek Kellogg.
But Kelsey withdrew from the job last week.
Boston Celtics assistant coach Micah Shrewsberry seemed to jump to the lead, but after a second interview on Monday, the school announced they would go another way.
Meanwhile, the university contacted UTC to ask permission to interview McCall.
And now multiple sources say a deal could be imminent.
Sources in the UTC athletic department tell us they expect McCall will take the job and they expect an announcement this afternoon.
UMass Coaching search appears to be in red zone, approaching goal line with Matt McCall
— Matt Vautour (@MattVautourDHG) March 29, 2017
UMass closing in on 5 yr deal for UT-Chatt Matt McCall that will pay him closer to an average of $750.000 a year.
— Mark Blaudschun (@blauds) March 29, 2017