Possible Coaching Search Names

Included are a few names of coaches who could be in the mix for the Mississippi State men's head basketball coaching position.

Possible Candidates For The MSU Men's Head Basketball Coaching Position
Orlando Antigua
Kentucky Assistant Coach
Orlando Antigua is currently an assistant coach at the University of Kentucky (3 years). He has also coached at Memphis (1 year) and Pittsburgh (5 years). As an assistant coach he has helped lead all the teams he has coached on to the NCAA Tournament. He is considered an outstanding recruiter who has helped Kentucky to three straight top-ranked recruiting classes. For his work, Yahoo Sports named him one of the nation's top 10 college basketball recruiters. He is a 1995 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to going into coaching, he played for the Harlem Globetrotters for seven seasons. In high school senior he earned McDonald's All-America and Parade magazine All-America second-team honors.
Jeff Capel
Duke Assistant Coach
Former Duke standout Jeff Capel joined the Duke staff as an assistant coach on May 6, 2011 after spending the previous nine years as the head coach at Virginia Commonwealth (2002-06) and Oklahoma (2006-11). Capel owns a 175-110 record as a head coach with three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the Elite Eight in 2008 with Oklahoma. He has also been an assistant coach at Ole Dominion University and Virginia Commonwealth. While at Oklahoma, Capel recruited and developed 2009 National Player of the Year Blake Griffin, who later was selected No. 1 in the NBA Draft and selected as the 2011 NBA Rookie of the Year. During his coaching career at Oklahoma, he signed several McDonald All-Americans. He played his high school ball at Fayetteville South View in North Carolina and was named the 1993 North Carolina High School Player of the Year.
Chris Collins
Duke Associate Head Coach
Former Blue Devil player Chris Collins joined the Duke coaching staff as an assistant coach on July 22, 2000 and was promoted to Associate Head Coach in the summer of 2008. Collins' 10-year resume at Duke includes an overall record of 297-60, seven ACC Tournament championships, four ACC regular season titles, six in-season tournament titles and most importantly, national championships in 2001 and 2010. He has also served as an assistant coach at Seton HallHe has helped develop numerous All-Americans as well as two National Player of the Year award winners, Jason Williams and J.J. Redick. As a senior at Duke, he earned second team All-ACC honors. Collins is the son of former NBA head coach and all-star, Doug Collins. He is a Northbrook, Illionis native.
Joe Dooley
Kansas Assistant Coach
Dooley is in his ninth season at Kansas. He has been part of one national championship, four Elite Eight appearances, five Sweet 16s, seven Big 12 regular-season conference titles and five Big 12 tournament championships. In 2010 he was ranked 1st among the top 25 High-Major Assistants by Foxsports.com. In 2008 FoxSports.com rated him the 6th best. During his time at KU, nine Jayhawks have been drafted in the NBA . Considered a very good recruiter, Rivals.com rated him the 4th best recruiter in the nation in 2007. He has been a head coach once,tat East Carolina, where he led them to a 57-52 record in his four years at the school. He has also been an assistant coach at Wyoming (1 year), New Mexico (3 years), East Carolina (4 years) and South Carolina (3 years). He graduated from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he played basketball for his four years. He is a native of West Orange, N.J., where he played baskeball at St. Benedicts High School.
Robert Kirby
Georgetown Assistant Coach
Robert Kirby has more than 26 years experience in coaching, including his last two as an assistant coach at Georgetown. He has also been an assistant coach at Mississippi State (16 years), Houston (5 years), Southeastern Louisiana University (1 year), University of Arkansas at Little Rock (3 years) and Arkansas College (1 year). He graduated from Pan American University (now known as the University of Texas-Pan American). He is considered an outstanding recruiter. During his coaching career at Mississippi State he has coached players such as Jarvis Varnado, Charles Rhodes, Lawrence Roberts and Mario Austin, to name a few. He is a native of Memphis, Tennessee.
Gregg Marshall
Wichita State Head Coach
As the current head coach at Wichita State and Winthrop before that, Marshall has led 10 of his 12 teams to post-season play, including 8 NCAA tournament berths and 2 NITs. At Wichita State he has led his team to a 81-24 overall record and NCAA berths all three seasons. Overall, he has a 303-144 head coaching record. Prior to being a head coach, he was an assistant coach at Marshall (2 years), the College of Charleston (8 years), Belmont Abbey College (1 year) and Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA, (2 years). In 13 years as an assistant coach, the schools that Marshall was associated with compiled a record of 268-129 for a success rate of 68 percent. He is a graduate of Randolph-Macon.
Kenny Payne
Kentucky Assistant Coach
Payne has coached the last two seasons at Kentucky as an assistant coach. Prior to that, he coached at Oregon for six seasons. He is regarded as one of the game's top recruiters. Since he has been at Kentucky, he has helped them land the top recruiting classes in the country each of the years he has been on staff. Many of the players he helped land were ranked the best at their position by Scout.com. He helped Oregon make the NCAA Tournament in 2007 and 2008, making the Elite Eight in 2007. Three of his Oregon recruits were selected in the 1st and 2nd rounds. Payne, a Laurel, Mississippi native, played his college ball at the University of Louisville where he helped the 1986 team win the National Championship. A first-round draft pick in the 1989 NBA draft, he played four season for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Steve Prohm
Murray State Head Coach
Prohm is in his first year as a head coach, going 31-1 at Murray State (they are currently playing in the NCAA Tournament). He was chose the 2012 OVC Coach of the Year for his efforts. He has been as assistant coach at Centenary (1 year), Southeastern Louisiana (5 years), Tulane (1 year) and Murray State (5 years). He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1997 where he was . He is a native of Vienna, Virginia and attended high school at Northwest Whitfield High School and lettered in basketball for three years.
Steve Wojciechowski
Duke Associate Head Coach
Wojciechowski has been on the Duke coaching staff for the past 13 seasons. During that time, he has helped lead Duke to a 353-71 record, eight ACC Tournament championships and 5 ACC regular season championship. He has also been on the staff of two National Championships. During his time at Duke, he has developed some of Duke's top inside players, including Shane Battier, Carlos Boozer, Mike Dunleavy and Sheldon Williams. Wojciechowski graduated from Duke in 1998. During his college career, he was selected the National Defensive Player of the Year his senior season. He is a native of Severna Park, Maryland.

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