Breaking – Syracuse Orange have signed a new head coach to replace Adrian Autry…

Breaking – Syracuse Orange have signed a new head coach to replace Adrian Autry…



Finalist Adrian Autry for 2024 National Coach of the Year Joe B. Hall..



Syracuse head coach Adrian Autry was named one of 16 finalists for the 2024 Joe B. Hall National Coach of the Year — given annually to the top first-year head coach in Division I college basketball.



In Autry’s inaugural season, SU went 20-12 overall and 11-9 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. He also led the Orange to an 86-79 victory over then-No. 7 ranked North Carolina on Feb. 13, their first win over an AP top-10 opponent since 2019.



But Autry has had to overcome a handful of obstacles during the 2023-24 campaign, too. Notably, there was the dismissal of junior forward — and former four-star recruit — Benny Williams on Feb. 6.



In the preseason, highly-touted Auburn transfer Chance Westry suffered a season-ending knee injury and on Jan. 10, 7-foot-4 Florida State transfer Naheem McLeod was forced to sit out for the rest of the year with a hurt foot.



Before replacing outgoing head coach Jim Boeheim on March 8, 2022, Autry served as Syracuse’s assistant coach from 2011 to 2017. Over the previous six years, he has been the associate head coach. In 2008, Autry began his collegiate coaching career as the director of basketball operations at Virginia Tech under Seth Greenberg.



Autry, a former McDonald’s All-American, played for Boeheim at Syracuse University from 1990 to 1994. He is still sixth in terms of career thefts and fifth in terms of career assists at SU.





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