Tide Hoops May Be Losing Third and Final Assistant
Following the Alabama Crimson Tide's second sweep of the Southeastern Conference championships and the most wins in program history, head coach Nate Oats has already found himself needing to replace two of his three assistant coaches.
Brian Hodgson, who followed Oats from Buffalo, has taken the head coaching job at Arkansas State. Charlie Henry, the architect of the Tide defense, will be the head man at Georgia Southern.
Now, reports indicate that Antoine Pettway could be out the door to fill the head coaching vacancy at Kennesaw State.
Nothing is set in stone, and it is unclear if Pettway will even be offered the position, let alone decide it is worth taking. As things sit now, Pettway is going to be the top assistant for one of the best basketball programs in the country heading into next season. That's an enviable job.
Alabama fans may be used to having to search for new assistant coaches because of the way Nick Saban has his football staff picked apart by other programs every offseason, but for a young coach like Oats to lose every single one of his assistants in a matter of weeks would be devastating.
Pettway has held a variety of positions at the University of Alabama since graduating from the school himself. In that time, he has become known as one of the best recruiters in the country, particularly in the southeast. As a player, he was a member of the 2004 Elite Eight squad, and is widely considered to be the best walk-on to ever grace Coleman Coliseum.