Clemson Assistant Coach in Demand

Clemson assistant basketball coach Kevin Nickelberry, who has been routinely named as one of the top 20 recruiters in the country, is one among some pretty well known candidates for a head coaching job, has learned. <br>

Nickelberry, 40, met with officials from Stony Brook University of the American East Conference for the head job that was vacated when longtime coach Nick Macarchuck retired at the end of the year.

Nickelberry confirmed this to when contacted in St. Louis, where's he watching the Final Four.

Stony Brook is in the same conference as Vermont, Boston University, Maine and New Hampshire, just to name a few.

Officials at Stony Brook, which finished last season 12-17 overall and seventh in the conference at 6-12, want to put the school on the basketball map as conference rival Vermont has in recent years.

That's why they've also interviewed former Notre Dame and North Carolina coach Matt Doherty and recently fired East Carolina coach Bill Herrion.

Sources within the Clemson athletic department said Nickelberry is also a candidate for other head coaching positions. Nickelberry had no comment and would neither confirm nor deny when asked if he had met with other schools. Top Stories