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Drexel to name Army's Zach Spiker as head coach

The Dragons have found their replacement for Bruiser Flint.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

According to our colleague Adam Hermann at The Triangle, Drexel is set to hire Army head coach Zach Spiker. Spiker will replace the school's winningest head coach Bruiser Flint, who just finished his fifteenth year at the Philadelphia-based school.

Spiker beat out Drexel alumni and current Wagner head coach Bashir Mason, Notre Dame assistant Martin Ingelsby, and St. Joseph's assistant Geoff Arnold.

Spiker just finished his seventh year at Army where he amassed a 102-112 record. The Black Knights went 19-14 this past season and went to the CIT, the school's first postseason appearance since 1978.

There were also rumors that Spiker was connected with the vacancy at Delaware and Cornell.  He was an assistant at Cornell before taking the Army job.

Drexel is expected to have to pay a $140,000 buyout to get Spiker to make the move from West Point to Philadelphia. Initially it was thought the school would not pay the buyout and moved on from chasing Army's head man.