By William Derry
Head Coach Bruiser Flint has been fired by Drexel after 15 seasons. Flint made the announcement himself yesterday morning after Drexel loss to Hofstra in the quarterfinals of the 2016 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship tournament this past weekend. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman first broke the story with this tweet.
The Dragons finished the 2015-16 season with a 6-25 record, which was the worst record in Flint’s tenure at Drexel and was the third losing season for them in the past four years. Flint’s best season at the helm came during the 2011-12 season when Drexel went 29-7 but loss in the CAA championship to VCU and as a result, did not qualify for the NCAA tournament.
Throughout Flint’s time with the Dragons he amassed a 245-217 record and four CAA Coach of the Year awards but never qualified for the NCAA tournament.
Doug Overton is a potential candidate for the open coaching vacancy. Overton, the former La Salle standout, began his coaching career as an assistant under Phil Martelli at Saint Joseph’s in 2006. He currently works for Comcast SportsNet as a color commentator on 76ers broadcasts.
Another potential candidate for the job opening is Bobby Jordan. Jordan currently serves on Drexel’s coaching staff as an assistant coach. The Philadelphia native primarily works with the team’s guards and recruits for Drexel. Jordan had a major impact on the development of former Dragon Damion Lee and senior Tavon Allen.
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