Been trying to get a hold of BYU assistant coach Dave Rice to gauge his interest in the Wyoming men’s basketball coaching job. His name is one of the many being thrown out there. Here’s what he said via e-mail Monday night:
“I was part of 2 interim staffs during my 11 years as an assistant at UNLV and so I understand that Coach Langley and his staff are working hard to help the players have a strong finish to their season. In my mind there is currently a staff in place at Wyoming. The players and staff don’t need the distraction of coaching speculation. While I know that is inevitable, I have always made it a point to never comment on a job that is not available. Likewise my entire focus now is helping Coach Rose and our staff prepare our team to play TCU on Saturday.”
Any thoughts? It’s been a week since UW fired Heath Schroyer. I’ve received no comments from Rice and Kansas assistant Joe Dooley, a no comment from the lawyer of Billy Gillispie (and he still hasn’t returned my phone calls) and have been turned down for an interview request from Florida assistant and former UW coach Larry Shyatt.
Got an e-mail today from a fan who thinks BYU women’s basketball coach Jeff Judkins should be considered. He played college hoops at Utah.