Sources: Hampton hiring Hoyas’ Thomas as coach

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


    • Basketball recruiting insider.
    • Signed up with ESPN in 2014.
    • Graduate of University of Delaware.Hampton is anticipated to hire Georgetown assistant Ivan Thomas as its next guys’s basketball coach, sources informed ESPN on Wednesday.Thomas has been a longtime assistant coach under Ed Cooley, first at Providence for 8 seasons then this previous season with the Hoyas. He played a crucial function in leading the Friars to five NCAA competitions during the staff’s time with the program.Prior to joining Cooley at Providence, Thomas was a high school and grassroots coach in Virginia, most especially leading T.C. Williams High School to the state title in 2008. He likewise coached the successful Boo Williams AAU program for 13 years, from 2002 to 2015. Thomas will replace Edward”Buck”Joyner Jr., who was fired Monday after 15 seasons. Joyner led the Pirates to

      3 NCAA tournament looks, consisting of back-to-back journeys in 2015 and 2016, while likewise directing the program through two conference modifications, going from the MEAC to the Big South in 2018 then to the CAA in 2022. The program has struggled since moving to the CAA, finishing 5-13 in conference play last season and 3-15 this campaign.

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