Change on the Horizon at DePaul

For the school that plays their games in a building formerly known as the Rosemont Horizon, the DePaul Blue Demons have some changes coming on the horizon. Learn all about the change in this report.

DePaul has scheduled a press conference for 11 a.m. on Monday.

DePaul coach Jerry Wainwright plans to step down and turn the reigns of the men's basketball team to an interim coach. Assistant coach Tracy Webster has been running practices for DePaul while Wainwright has been nursing a leg injury.

DePaul Sports Information Director Greg Greenwell said in an email on Thursday night that Wainwright collided with a player in Wednesday's game at Villanova. "(Wainwright) is on crutches right now with a MCL tear and a fractured tibia."

On Wednesday night, DePaul picked up their 22nd consecutive regular season Big East loss, which is an all-time Big East record.

Wainwright led the team to a 7-8 record this season. The team is 0-3 in Big East play.

The Blue Demon coach compiled a record of 59-80 during his five seasons at the Big East school. Wainwright led DePaul to only one postseason appearance. In 2007, the Blue Demons advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT. DePaul finished the Big East regular season in 2008-09 at 0-18.

DePaul has an eight day layoff between games before they take on Providence at Allstate Arena on Thursday night.

A native of Harvey, Illinois, Tracy Webster returned to the Chicago area as an assistant coach with DePaul in 2009. Webster came to DePaul following a two-year run as an assistant coach at the University of Kentucky under Billy Gillespie, where the Wildcats made the postseason both years.

Tracy previously served as an assistant under Bruce Weber at the University of Illinois for three years, where the Illini advanced to the NCAA national championship game in 2005.

Webster also worked at Purdue (2003-04) under legendary coach Gene Keady, and Ball State (2001-03) as an assistant. While in Muncie, Ind., he helped the Ball State Cardinals to the school's first outright MAC West Division Championships and the Elite Eight of the NIT in 2002.


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