Who's On The Short List and Search Committee?

Daniel Novinson provides the inside scoop to the Cardinal faithful with a first look at the short list of candidates for head coach and details on who is on the search committee.

Multiple sources have told TheBootleg.com that four coaches are on Bob Bowlsby's short list. This list may not be comprehensive, but TheBootleg.com is confident that these four men are being considered for the men's basketball coaching position:

  1. Doug Wojcik, head coach at Tulsa: Wojcik is a Navy graduate (1987) with five years of military service. He has served as an assistant coach at Navy, Notre Dame, North Carolina and Michigan State. He has compiled a 54-41 record in three seasons at Tulsa, with improving results (11 wins, 20 wins, 25 wins) each year.
  2. Blaine Taylor, head coach at Old Dominion: Taylor has led the Monarchs to a 135-84 record, four straight postseason berths and five straight winning seasons. He previously served as the Montana head coach (1991-98) and Stanford assistant coach under Mike Montgomery (1998-2001).
  3. Eric Reveno, head coach at Portland: Reveno is 19-44 in two years as Portland's head coach. He played at Stanford from 1985-1989 and was a Stanford assistant from 1997-2006.
  4. Doug Oliver: Oliver is a current Stanford assistant (1986-1998, 2006-present), and former Idaho State head coach (1998-2006). He interviews this Monday for the head coaching position. Sources close to him worry about whether his interview is genuine or more of a courtesy, as the length of his Stanford ties almost ensure that Bob Bowlsby would give him an interview.

Multiple sources have also told TheBootleg.com that Mitch Johnson and Drew Shiller are two current Stanford players on the search committee. The committee is also thought to include Senior University Counsel Patrick Dunkley, a faculty representative, and a representative from the President's office, likely Senior Assistant to the President Jeff Wachtel.

Stay tuned to TheBootleg.com as the coaching search continues to unfold...


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