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California programs make moves
January 25th, 2014 1:30PM

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[MEN'S COACHING CHANGES] Five Division I men's programs in California will have new head coaches in 2014. For all the men's head coaching moves.

In a game of musical chairs, Simon Tobin left CSU Bakersfield for San Jose State after Gary St. Clair retired, and Richie Grant left Memphis to replace Tobin in Bakersfield. George Kuntz moved across Orange County from UC Irvine to Big West rival Cal State Fullerton after Bob Ammann's contract was not renewed. Following Eric Visser's resignation at San Francisco, Eddie Soto took charge of the Dons.

-- Scott Calabrese, who got the program off the ground at East Tennessee State, left the Buccaneers after six seasons to take over at FIU following the departure of Ken Arena, who joined his father Bruce's staff at the LA Galaxy.

2014 Men's Coaching Changes:
Belmont out: Earle Davidson; in: TBA
Cal State Fullerton out: Bob Ammann; in: George Kuntz (UC Irvine)
CSU Bakersfield out: Simon Tobin (San Jose State); in: Richie Grant (Memphis)
Eastern Illinois out: Adam Howarth; in: TBA
ETSU out: Scott Calabrese (FIU); in: TBA
FIU out: Kenny Arena (LA Galaxy assistant); in: Scott Calabrese  (ETSU)
Loyola, Md. out: Mark Mettrick; in: TBA
Memphis out: Richie Grant (CSU Bakersfield); in: TBA
San Francisco out: Eric Visser; in: Eddie Soto (UCLA assistant)
San Jose State out: Gary St. Clair; in: Simon Tobin (CSU Bakersfield)
SIU Edwardsville out: Kevin Kalish (SLSG MO tech. director); in: Scott Donnelly (SIU-Edwardsville assistant)
UC Irvine out: George Kuntz (Cal State Fullerton); in: Chris Volk (UC Irvine assistant)




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  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: January 26, 2014 at 5:31 p.m.
    Flicidades & buena suerte en CSU Fullerton, George!!! Jeez, it seems like it was just a couple of months ago when I recruited to play for me at CSUN... in '79!!! And now, it has been a pleasure to follow your coaching career!!! Ojala y podremos hablar muy pronto y saludos a tus paps y hermanos!!! Ric F.


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