We're almost a month into the season now and some recent losses and poor starts has put plenty of coaches on the hot seat early on. Who may just be fighting for their job the rest of the year?
Bruiser Flint, Drexel: The Dragons seem like a team that never really reach their full potential and are always marred by injury woes, but at what point do injuries become a lack of depth. Drexel is off to a 2-5 start and things got real bad on Thursday night when Division II University of the Sciences left the DAC with a win and a paycheck. Could this be the last season for Flint in Philly? It always seems like he has Bashir Mason breathing down his back as well.
Wes Miller, UNC Greensboro: Wes Miller is in his fourth season at UNCG and hasn't put a winning season together yet. Some of his best players keep leaving early and this year injuries have hampered the Spartans. Like Flint, injuries happen and Miller just didn't get enough depth on the roster this season. The Spartans are off to a 1-6 start with their only win coming against non-D1 Chowan. If the Spartans can't take down Presbyterian on the road this weekend then they are likely looking at a winless non-conference campaign when it comes to Division I competition.
Aki Thomas, UMBC: Thomas is in his third season at UMBC and has a 17-51 mark right now. The Retrievers haven't won a game this season despite playing some of the nation's most poorly rated teams. Yes, there are injuries here too but Thomas is coming into the portion of his tenure where there should be tangible results for UMBC.
Paul Hewitt, George Mason: George Mason is just 2-5 and Paul Hewitt just sounds like a coach defeated at this point. Sure he had success in the CAA but that hasn't translated into the Atlantic 10 yet. Mason actually looks like a team going backwards at this point.
Tom Pecora, Fordham: Speaking of the CAA to Atlantic 10 transition, Tom Pecora is currently carrying a lowly 36-89 mark at Fordham and the Rams have already lost to UMass Lowell and Maryland Eastern Shore this year. Jon Severe was supposed to be the savior but he's not even with the team right now. The clock is running out on Rose Hill.
Chuck Driesell, The Citadel: Yes the Bulldogs are 3-4 but all three wins have come against non-Division I competition. Driesell is in the last year of his contract and the Citadel has new leadership in their athletic department. You have to think that the SoCon slate will be Driesell coaching for his life.
Who else do you think is on the hot seat early this season?