Gardner-Webb’s Craft employed to coach W

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN Staff WriterMar 13, 2024, 09:32 PM ET


    • Basketball recruiting expert.
    • Joined ESPN in 2014.
    • Graduate of University of Delaware.Western Carolina is hiring Gardner-Webb’s Tim Craft as its next coach, the school revealed Wednesday.Craft will be officially introduced at a press conference on Tuesday

      .”We are thrilled to be joining the Catamount Household and the Cullowhee neighborhood,

      “Craft stated in a statement.”We can’t wait to strike the ground going to continue the recent success and rise of this program. Western Carolina basketball will give pride and excitement for the sports department, the school, the neighborhood and everyone that enjoys the Catamounts!”Editor’s Picks 2 Related Craft was the coach at Gardner-Webb for the previous

      11 seasons, leading the Runnin’Bulldogs

      to an NCAA competition look in 2019. They won 20 games twice during Craft’s period and completed at least.500 in the Big South in all 12 seasons under Craft, consisting of an 11-5 league project this season, enough to complete 3rd in the league standings.After winning just two games against Division I challengers in the very first 2 months of the season, Gardner-Webb won 12 of its next 15 games before falling in the Big South semifinals to UNC Asheville on Saturday.Before being employed at Gardner-Webb, Craft spent 3 seasons as an assistant coach at East Carolina and 2 seasons as an assistant at Auburn.Craft changes Justin Gray, who left earlier in the week for Coastal Carolina.

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