Head Coach

NEW YORK | AP Sources: Brian Agler to be next coach of Dallas Wings

NEW YORK — Brian Agler wasn’t out of work for long. Agler will be the next coach of the Dallas Wings, according to two people familiar with the hire. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Monday because no official announcement has been made. Agler resigned as the head coach … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP Sources: Brian Agler to be next coach of Dallas Wings

SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy | US coach: Vonn plans to return to racing next month

SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy  — Lindsey Vonn is hoping to return from injury next month and resume her pursuit of the all-time World Cup wins record, according to the U.S. Ski Team’s head coach. “That’s what we’re hopeful for. That’s the plan,” Paul Kristofic told The Associated Press on Sunday. Vonn hyperextended and sprained … Continue reading SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy | US coach: Vonn plans to return to racing next month

LYNCHBURG, Va. | Hugh Freeze savors second coaching chance at Liberty

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Hugh Freeze has enjoyed the highs of football, such as winning the Sugar Bowl and beating mighty Alabama. He’s also known embarrassment and shame following a personal scandal that cost him his job at Mississippi. The 49-year-old Freeze believes those experiences will serve him well as the head coach at Liberty, where … Continue reading LYNCHBURG, Va. | Hugh Freeze savors second coaching chance at Liberty

COLUMBUS, Ohio  | Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State says Urban Meyer will retire after the Rose Bowl and assistant Ryan Day will be the next head coach. After seven years and a national championship at Ohio State, the 54-year-old Meyer will formally announce his departure Tuesday at a news conference. The university didn’t say why he was retiring, but … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio  | Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl

CHICAGO | Chicago Bulls fire coach Fred Hoiberg; Boylen takes over

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls have fired coach Fred Hoiberg with the team stuck near the bottom of the standings. The Bulls promoted associated head coach Jim Boylen to take over. Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson said the move was difficult but was necessary with the Bulls mired at 5-19, with only … Continue reading CHICAGO | Chicago Bulls fire coach Fred Hoiberg; Boylen takes over

LUBBOCK, Texas | Texas Tech hires Wells after success at alma mater Utah St

LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech has hired Matt Wells as its new football coach after he was part of an impressive turnaround at Utah State, his alma mater. The hiring was announced by Texas Tech on Thursday night. Wells had a 44-34 record in six seasons as coach of the Aggies, who are 10-2 this … Continue reading LUBBOCK, Texas | Texas Tech hires Wells after success at alma mater Utah St

LUBBOCK, Texas | Texas Tech fires former QB Kingsbury after 6 years as coach

LUBBOCK, Texas — Kliff Kingsbury was fired Sunday by Texas Tech after the former record-setting Red Raiders quarterback had a losing overall record in his six seasons as their head coach. Athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced the move after meeting with Kingsbury, a day after the Red Raiders finished their third consecutive losing season with … Continue reading LUBBOCK, Texas | Texas Tech fires former QB Kingsbury after 6 years as coach

LAWRENCE, Kan. | AP Source: Les Miles hired as coach at Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. — A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that former LSU coach Les Miles has been hired to lead Kansas’ downtrodden football program. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement was expected later Sunday. Miles had arrived at the airport in nearby Topeka on Sunday morning. … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Kan. | AP Source: Les Miles hired as coach at Kansas

University head warned of backlash if Maryland coach stayed

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh said Thursday that he told the school’s governing body that “all hell will break loose” if DJ Durkin was retained as head coach of its football team after a player’s death, a warning that went unheeded. Loh told a panel of state lawmakers that members of the University System … Continue reading University head warned of backlash if Maryland coach stayed

MINNEAPOLIS | Welcoming Whalen: Gophers to start season with sellout crowd

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has a first team all-conference player coming back with Kenisha Bell, along with Big Ten Freshman of the Year award winner Destiny Pitts and four of the top five scorers from a team that finished 24-9 last season and won an NCAA Tournament game. When the Gophers start their schedule Friday night … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Welcoming Whalen: Gophers to start season with sellout crowd

DETROIT | Matt Patricia-led Lions beat Bill Belichick, Patriots 26-10

DETROIT — Matt Patricia beat mentor Bill Belichick, seemingly making all the right moves to help the Detroit Lions deafeated the New England Patriots 26-10 Sunday night. “I’m sure it meant a lot, his first win as a head coach,” Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford said. “Probably no sweeter than to do it against your old … Continue reading DETROIT | Matt Patricia-led Lions beat Bill Belichick, Patriots 26-10

A final bow for ‘Miss Val,’ UCLA’s Kondos Field to retire

Valorie Kondos Field nearly quit while she was behind. Nearly. Her first year as the women’s gymnastics coach at UCLA in 1991 didn’t go as planned. Neither did the second. Frustrated, she found herself preparing to tell senior associate athletic director Judith Holland that Holland’s unusual move to hire a head coach with no background … Continue reading A final bow for ‘Miss Val,’ UCLA’s Kondos Field to retire

Florence impacts Clemson, South Carolina football games

After several days of monitoring the approaching storm, the biggest schools in South Carolina had little choice but to alter football games due to Hurricane Florence. South Carolina Wednesday canceled its game with Marshall that was scheduled for Saturday night. University officials announced the decision just hours after head coach Will Muschamp sounded confident the … Continue reading Florence impacts Clemson, South Carolina football games

COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Meyer did not tell OSU about ’09 allegations

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — The Latest on Ohio State’s investigation into coach Urban Meyer and his handling of domestic violence allegations against a former Buckeyes assistant coach (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said Urban Meyer did not tell him about allegations of domestic abuse against Zach Smith in 2009 when … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Meyer did not tell OSU about ’09 allegations

COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Ohio State suspends Meyer for first 3 games

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — The Latest on Ohio State’s investigation into coach Urban Meyer and his handling of domestic violence allegations against a former Buckeyes assistant coach (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Ohio State’s investigation into Urban Meyer handled domestic abuse allegations against a former assistant coach concluded the head coach and athletic director Gene Smith … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Ohio State suspends Meyer for first 3 games

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Ex-US head coach Schubert now working with China’s swimmers

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Mark Schubert is unmistakable on the pool deck at the Asian Games. The former head coach of the U.S. national swimming team is now wearing different colors — an orange shirt with the Chinese flag on his chest. Dismissed in 2010 as the U.S. national team head coach amid a sexual abuse … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Ex-US head coach Schubert now working with China’s swimmers

RALEIGH, N.C.  | Carolina hires Brind’Amour as head coach, Waddell as GM

RALEIGH, N.C.  — The Carolina Hurricanes have hired former captain and current assistant Rod Brind’Amour as their head coach. The team also announced Tuesday that team president Don Waddell will take over as the full-time general manager after serving as the acting GM. The team scheduled a news conference Wednesday to discuss the moves. Brind’Amour … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C.  | Carolina hires Brind’Amour as head coach, Waddell as GM

Georgetown hires Patrick Ewing as men’s basketball coach

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — Patrick Ewing put Georgetown basketball on the map, turning the Hoyas into a national power as the menacing force in the middle in the 1980s. Three decades later, Ewing is the Big Man on Campus again. Georgetown hired Ewing on Monday, bringing the Hoyas legend back to take over a program that … Continue reading Georgetown hires Patrick Ewing as men’s basketball coach

Broncos hire Vance Joseph as their head coach

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP)(STL.News) — A runner-up two years ago, Vance Joseph is John Elway’s pick this time around. “It’s official. Excited to announce Vance Joseph as head coach of the Denver Broncos!” Elway tweeted Wednesday afternoon. The 44-year-old ex-Colorado quarterback built a reputation as one of the league’s best secondary coaches as he worked his … Continue reading Broncos hire Vance Joseph as their head coach

Rams fire coach Jeff Fisher after 42-14 loss to Falcons

LOS ANGELES (AP)(STL.News) — Jeff Fisher’s tenure in Los Angeles didn’t last one full season. The Rams fired their coach on Monday. Special teams coordinator John Fassel will serve as interim coach. The Rams are at Seattle on Thursday night. Fisher was the team’s coach since 2012, and compiled a 31-45-1 record with the Rams. … Continue reading Rams fire coach Jeff Fisher after 42-14 loss to Falcons