SOURCE: Jones, Ryan Odom met about opening

Former Charlotte interim head coach Ryan Odom met with Johnny Jones recently about LSU's assistant coach opening. TSD details the potential candidate inside.

A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to TSD Tuesday that LSU basketball head coach Johnny Jones met with Ryan Odom over the weekend in Indianapolis regarding the Tigers' vacant assistant coach position.

Odom most recently served as interim head coach at Charlotte, where he took the reins of the program on January 6 from head coach Alan Major, dealing with recurring health issues. Major, Odom and the entire 49ers staff were let go by the university in mid-March.

The 40-year-old from Durham, N.C., played point guard at Hampden-Sydney from 1992-96, immediately going into coaching as a graduate assistant at South Florida under Seth Greenberg.

Between 1997 and 2003, Odom served as an assistant at Furman, UNC Asheville and American University - where he worked with current Old Dominion sideline boss Jeff Jones - before reuniting with Greenberg at Virginia Tech from 2003-2010.

Prior to being let go, Odom had been at Charlotte as an assistant/associate coach, and then as interim head coach, the past five seasons.

LSU has the open chair on its bench after associate coach Eric Musselman left Baton Rouge following one season to become the head coach at Nevada on March 25.

It is unknown at this point how strongly Odom is being considered for the job after meeting with Jones at the Final Four.


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