Schmidt may take a ride on the coaching carousel
Mark Schmidt could be in the mix again when coaching posts become vacant this spring.
Last year, he interviewed with his alma mater, Boston College. Following the NCAA tournament appearance in 2012, he was rumored to have met with Virginia Tech about its opening.
It’s more likely that Schmidt would make a smaller jump up if he happens to move this offseason (think Jim Baron to Rhode Island).
Buffalo News columnist Bucky Gleason, after Friday’s loss to Dayton, wrote this about Schmidt:
He has been in Olean for eight seasons, long enough to forget about the dreary days under Anthony Solomon, long enough for many to take Schmidt for granted. He’s a fantastic coach with a knack for developing raw players with potential. It seems a matter of time before a better school comes along and snatches him.
Schmidt’s contract at St. Bonaventure runs through the 2018-19 season. It was extended after the 2011-12 season. Another extension is in order.
Schmidt has a good thing going at St. Bonaventure and a good team coming back next year. My guess is he would only be interested in moving only if its a big move (say to the ACC or Big Ten).
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