GoLocalProv.com has also learned the identities of the nine candidates where Brown University is focusing its search:
T.J. Sorrentine – Sorrentine is the interim head coach who was a four-year assistant under Jesse Agel. The only question with T.J. is his lack of head coaching experience.
Doug Stewart – A former Brown player, Stewart is the associate head coach at Oregon State under former Brown coach Craig Robinson. While he has no head coaching experience at the Division I level, he did serve as head coach at Casper College in Wyoming at the junior college level.
Mike Martin – Another former Brown player, Martin has served as an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania for the past six years under both Glen Miller and Jerome Allen.
Bob Walsh – The current head coach at Rhode Island College has been in the mix for some Division I openings the past few years. He was a finalist at Manhattan last year. . The only question about Walsh would be his ability to recruit the type of athlete that Ivy League schools recruit, which is unlike the players he has recruited at Rhode Island College.
Tony Newsom – The associate head coach at Fairfield, Newsom coached in the Ivy League at Princeton under Sydney Johnson (whom he went with to Fairfield). He also served as assistant coach at Holy Cross under Ralph Willard. Newsom does not have any head coaching experience at the D-1 level.
Greg Herenda – Herenda is the head coach at UMass-Lowell and has attempted to get his name in the mix at Brown in the past. His Division II River Hawks went 19-11 this past season and his teams have had some success in the Northeast-10 Conference in his four seasons at the helm. . Some view him as a bit of a self-promoter but his results have been solid.
Larry Anderson – The head coach at MIT since 1995, his teams have been a regular participant in the Division III NCAA Tournament the past few years. Ironically, Anderson’s best player the past few seasons has been Brown transfer Noel Hollingsworth, who was recruited to College Hill by Craig Robinson.
Steve Howes – The head coach at Division III Catholic University in Washington, DC, Howes’ team won 19 games this past season, his 8th at the school.
Jay Young – The associate head coach at Stony Brook, . The former head coach at the University of New Haven, Young guided the program to back-to-back Division II NCAA Tournament appearances in 2003 and 2004.