The Virginia Tech Hokies and Marquette Golden Eagles managed to steal some of the headlines from the 2014 NCAA Tournament’s second day as The Hokies have hired Buzz Williams to be their head coach after six seasons at Marquette.
The list of potential candidates to replace Williams at Marquette is sure to feature a handful of names, but one name that may emerge as the front-runner is Wichita State Shockers head coach Gregg Marshall, according to Jeff Goodman.
Here’s an interesting name that will surface for Marquette, per source: Gregg Marshall.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 21, 2014
Marshall, 51, directed the Shockers to an undefeated season and the Missouri Valley Conference regular season and conference tournament championships and a No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region in the 2014 tourney.
He is the three-time defending MVC Coach of the Year and has a lifetime 173-70 record at Wichita State and a 194-93 record with the Winthrop Eagles where he coached for nine seasons.
Marshall has made the NCAA Tournament nine times in his 16 year career, including making the Final Four with Wichita State last season.
Coaches leave smaller schools all the time for a bigger challenge at higher-profile programs, but is Marquette that opportunity for Marshall?