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C.B. McGrath fired: Burke to serve as Interim Coach
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Seahawks Making Change In Men's Basketball

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW Head Men's Basketball Coach C.B. McGrath has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately, Director of Athletics Jimmy Bass announced late Monday.

McGrath joined the program in April of 2017 and has directed the Seahawks to a 26-58 overall record in three years with the team. UNCW stands 5-14 overall and 0-6 in the Colonial Athletic Association entering Thursday's conference matchup vs. Hofstra.

"We appreciate C.B.'s hard work with our program and student-athletes over the last two and half years and wish him well in the future," said Bass.

Assistant Coach Rob Burke has been named interim head coach. A national search for McGrath's replacement will begin immediately.
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According to Wikipedia, you didn't start Men's Basketball until 1976. Your only two coaching changes during seasons were after losing at Hofstra on January 27, 2010 and before hosting Hofstra in 3 days. I'm rooting for you in all your games not against Hofstra.
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(01-13-2020 06:18 PM)EvanJ Wrote:  According to Wikipedia, you didn't start Men's Basketball until 1976. Your only two coaching changes during seasons were after losing at Hofstra on January 27, 2010 and before hosting Hofstra in 3 days. I'm rooting for you in all your games not against Hofstra.

Yep. Benny Moss was the first.
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I like this move. Plenty of time for Jimmy to find the right guy and get this right.

CB was a nice guy and I wish him the best. Hope he uses it as a learning tool and lands on his feet and finds success.


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My way too early # 1 choice: LeVelle Moton, NC Central.

189-135 record. 4 Conference Titles and 1 NIT appearance. I don't know if we're a big enough jump for him, though.

I wanted Moton after Keatts left. And of course still do.

If Pasternack is still a possibility, he's 53-28 at UCSB.

I imagine that ship has sailed, however.
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My position has not changed. I want a coach who comes from a tried and true defensive system. UVA, Wisconsin or Texas, VCU, WVU.

WVU - From Greenville NC - https://wvusports.com/sports/mens-basket...arrison/49

VCU - https://www.vcuathletics.com/information...d?view=bio

UVA - https://virginiasports.com/sports/mens-b...rberg/2665
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I know a great coach with NC roots

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Evanj we had basketball when I started uncw in 1971. 1976 might be the year we went division 1 . We also had a team in the 60's . Bill Brooks was the coach of basketball and baseball. Mel Gibson became coach of basketball in 2971.

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Interesting that they had the Monday with McGrath show at BWW this afternoon and then fired him a couple hours later.
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2971? Wow - you see the future!?! 03-wink

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(01-13-2020 06:55 PM)Seahawk2010 Wrote:  Interesting that they had the Monday with McGrath show at BWW this afternoon and then fired him a couple hours later.

It is Monday. I'm guessing a blowout loss to the only other winless team in the CAA prompted some meetings this morning. Letting him go by this evening was about as fast as could be expected on the first workday of the week. I'd imagine there were mostly financial discussions along with who would best fit as interim.
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Proff yep big fingers 1971. You were around back then

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(01-13-2020 06:43 PM)Tribal Wrote:  I know a great coach with NC roots

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I like Shaver, but please not another UNC guy. Also need a more defensive system coach as 82Hawk stated above.
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(01-13-2020 06:28 PM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  My way too early # 1 choice: LeVelle Moton, NC Central.

189-135 record. 4 Conference Titles and 1 NIT appearance. I don't know if we're a big enough jump for him, though.

I wanted Moton after Keatts left. And of course still do.

If Pasternack is still a possibility, he's 53-28 at UCSB.

I imagine that ship has sailed, however.

Moton is probably out of our league but it can't hurt asking.
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(01-13-2020 07:04 PM)Gary Miller Wrote:  
(01-13-2020 06:28 PM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  My way too early # 1 choice: LeVelle Moton, NC Central.

189-135 record. 4 Conference Titles and 1 NIT appearance. I don't know if we're a big enough jump for him, though.

I wanted Moton after Keatts left. And of course still do.

If Pasternack is still a possibility, he's 53-28 at UCSB.

I imagine that ship has sailed, however.

Moton is probably out of our league but it can't hurt asking.

NCCU 5-11 this year. Getting blown out on the regular.
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(01-13-2020 06:59 PM)82hawk Wrote:  
(01-13-2020 06:55 PM)Seahawk2010 Wrote:  Interesting that they had the Monday with McGrath show at BWW this afternoon and then fired him a couple hours later.

It is Monday. I'm guessing a blowout loss to the only other winless team in the CAA prompted some meetings this morning. Letting him go by this evening was about as fast as could be expected on the first workday of the week. I'd imagine there were mostly financial discussions along with who would best fit as interim.

Yeah I figured there were financial issues to work out, it still just seems odd to have a coach’s show then fire him later. McGrath probably thought he was safe since he wasn’t called to Bass’s office this morning.
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Well the game in Chapel Hill next season will be interesting.
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(01-13-2020 06:24 PM)CG_Hawk06 Wrote:  I like this move. Plenty of time for Jimmy to find the right guy and get this right.

CB was a nice guy and I wish him the best. Hope he uses it as a learning tool and lands on his feet and finds success.


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Agree. Thanks to CB for his time and wish him the best. He'll land on his feet.
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(01-13-2020 07:48 PM)bricksnivy Wrote:  Thanks to CB for his time and wish him the best. He'll land on his feet.

Yes. By all accounts a good and decent man- just was a bad fit for UNCW. Hopefully he can move to a situation that works well for him, and the next chapter can work well for UNCW.
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Harrison's resume looks good. But I'm hesitant knowing he is associated with Bob Thuggins.
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