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1. Marlon LeBlanc resigned after 14 years as the West Virginia’s men’s head coach. His contract expires at the end of the year, and he declined a multi-year contract extension, telling 247Sports his family had moved to the Philadelphia area so his 11-year-old son could play in the Philadelphia Union academy program. In 2018-19, his wife drove their son twice a week -- four and a half hours each way -- to attend Union academy practice and games. He finished with a 138-100-34 record after the Mountaineers went 10-9-1 in 2019. They were winless in the Mid-American regular season but won the conference tournament title to advance to the NCAA Tournament, where they reached the second round with a 5-1 win over Butler.

2. Marquette hired Frank Pelaez as the fourth head coach in its women's program history. Pelaez, who served as a Marquette assistant and associate head coach for 19 years, spent the past five seasons at Loyola Chicago on the women’s coaching staff. Peleaz replaces Markus Roeder, who resigned after compiling a record of 325-148-51 in 24 seasons in charge, leading the Golden Eagles to 13 appearances in the NCAA Tournament in a 18-year span.

3. FC Tucson named assistant coach John Galas as its new head coach. Prior to joining FC Tucson in 2019, he was the sporting director and head coach of USL League Two club Lane United in Eugene, Oregon. Galas replaced Darren Sawatzky, who left after FC Tucson's first season at the pro level in the USL League One and is now the Richmond Kickers head coach and sporting director.
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