The waiting is almost over…
EMU has called a press conference for 11 AM tomorrow, in the Convocation Center atrium, at which President Martin and Derrick Gragg will introduce the new men’s basketball head coach. The presser will be streamed live at Eagle All-Access.
After a lot of chatter about former Butler and Iowa head coach Todd Lickliter, most rumors for the last few days have centered on Rob Murphy. Murphy appears to meet all the criteria for this position: a native of Detroit (knows the area), he coached for six years in Detroit (has local contacts), then spent two years as an assistant coach at Kent State (knows the MAC), and most recently spent seven years as an assistant coach at Syracuse (has been part of a successful program). He was highly successful as a high school coach in Detroit, first as an assistant on Detroit Central’s 1998 state champion team and later winning a 2001 state championship as the head coach of Crockett Technical, a team that went winless for two seasons before his arrival.
Tune in shortly after 11 AM tomorrow for the announcement!