Buffalo employs Nova assistant Halcovage as coach
AMHERST, N.Y.– Longtime Villanova assistant George Halcovage is taking over the Buffalo males’s basketball program, the school announced Thursday.Halcovage got into
coaching as a graduate assistant on Jay Wright’s personnel at Villanova in 2008 before working his method as much as associate head coach in Wright’s last season in 2021-22, when the Wildcats reached the Last 4. Because time, the Wildcats won national championships in 2016 and 2018 and 7 Big East regular-season titles.
“He has experience winning at the highest level, he’s a tenacious recruiter and has the remarkable capability to connect with people,” Buffalo athletic director Mark Alnutt stated in a declaration. “He has an extremely clear vision of continual excellence for UB Basketball which will place our program to frequently contend for MAC Championships and perform at a high level in the classroom while developing boys who will be champions in life.”
1 Associated He changes Jim Whitesell, who in 4 seasons failed to sustain the Bulls’ success as a Mid-American Conference power established by his instant predecessors Nate Oats and Bobby Hurley. Buffalo made 4 NCAA competition appearances– consisting of the program’s first– from 2014 to 2019 prior to Oats left for Alabama.Whitesell had actually been Oats’
assistant before being promoted. He was fired on March 11 after the Bulls( 15-17 )lost in the quarterfinal of the Mid-American Conference tournament for the third time in four years.Halcovage is from Pottsville, Pennsylvania, and
is a graduate of Babson College.