Ranking the 8 Ivy League coaches is no easy task: One of them has never been a head coach before, two others coached their 1st Ivy games last year, and none have served a full decade as an Ivy head coach. As we get ready for another college basketball season, here is a look at who is doing the best job of keeping up with the Joneses...literally.
1. Glen Miller - Penn
(223-184 record in 17 years as head coach at Connecticut College/Brown/Penn)
2008-09 Princeton Basketball Preview
Tigers look to escape Ivy League cellar
By Raphielle Johnson
Princeton Schedule: 008-09
(key games in bold)
November 14th Central Michigan
19th Maine (the second of two winnable home games to start the season)
23rd @ Army
26th @ Fordham
December 2nd South Carolina (the development of the backcourt will be tested in this one with Devan Downey coming to town)
6th @ St. Bonaventure
Now we come to the bottom of the poll, where there wasn’t much in the way of positives to be found this season. NJIT (0-29) completed a historically bad season, the worst winless campaign in the history of Division I basketball. With head coach Jim Casciano stepping down at season’s end the Highlanders are also in need of a head coach. Whoever steps into that opening will have a lot of work to do in terms of talent along with the confidence level of the returning players.