Meet Alan Major, Indy native, Purdue grad, former Ohio State assistant, and UNCC’s new basketball coach. For AD Judy Rose “A10 experience” was a major (sorry) factor — Major also spent time at Xavier under current OSU headman Thad Matta. OK, now what?
Fired Niners coach Bobby Lutz had major problems consistently coaxing local talent to UNCC. Lutz had to range far and wide to wrangle in sufficient DI talent. Major was charged with handling Buckeye big men in Columbus. I’ll let your opinion of Greg Oden’s development guide you there.
I just do not see anything in Major’s background that suggests Rose made a great hire — or an upgrade even. Major has not been a head coach at any level, according to his OSU bio.
Maybe the guy surprises me and ropes in a first-team all-stater from NC or SC while assembling a great staff and selling the program to alumni, students, and a generally indifferent Charlotte media market. I love surprises.
Meanwhile, UNCC fans get to look forward to Judy Rose hiring a football coach.