Corey Williams fired after six seasons at Stetson

Stetson head basketball coach Corey Williams has been fired after six seasons with the Hatters. Williams, a former assistant under Leonard Hamilton at Florida State, was 58-133 during his tenure.

The Stetson job is a tough one and the past few head coaches have had very little success. The Hatters have never been to the NCAA Tournament after moving up to Division I in 1972. The last Stetson head coach to finish a season above .500 was Derek Waugh, who’s team finished 17-12 in 2000-01.

As far as who the next Stetson head coach will be, one of the strongest candidates could be Bethune-Cookman head coach Ryan Ridder, who played both high school and collegiate ball in Daytona Beach and had a successful four-year run as the head coach at Daytona State College before taking over at B-CU in 2017.

Other names include current UCF assistant and former Campbell head coach Robbie Laing, whom Ridder actually assisted for three seasons, or perhaps Stetson assistant Dickey Nutt, who has head coaching experience at both Arkansas State and Southeast Missouri State. While Nutt’s resume is strong, it may be unrealistic given the failures of this past season, his only one with the Stetson program.

 

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