Coaching Carousel: UMass Lowell to Hire Northeastern Assistant Pat Duquette

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The former Boston College assistant Pat Duquette beats out his old boss for the opening at the nation's newest Division I school.

UMass Lowell hasn't even played a Division I game yet and they have already met adversity off of the basketball court. The school that will become a member of the America East and transition to the Division I level in July had to start their future planning with a coaching search when Fairleigh Dickinson stole their head coach Greg Herenda away.

It's been about three weeks since Herenda was tabbed to take over for Greg Vetrone at FDU and it looks like the River Hawks have their man. UMass Lowell is expected to announce that Pat Duquette will be the man to lead them into the Division I era.

Duquette spent the last two years as the associate head coach at Northeastern and was at Boston College the previous thirteen years. In one of the nation's more awkward coaching searches, Duquette beat out his former boss Al Skinner for the head coaching position.

Duquette is a graduate of Williams College and had assistant coaching stints at Centenary, St. Lawrence, and St. Michael's.

See all of the mid-major coaching changes on our Coaching Carousel page.

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