Marist has parted ways with head basketball coach Mike Maker after four seasons with the program. The Red Foxes are just 28-97 during that time, with last years 8-24 effort being the highest win total of the four seasons.
Maker was hired in June 2014 as a decorated Division III coach from Williams College in Williamstown, MA. In six years, Maker had taken the Ephs to four Division III Tournaments with three Final Fours and two National Runner-up finishes to show for it. His 147-32 career record at Williams stands in stark contrast to his time at Marist.
The Marist job is a tough one – the program has been to just two NCAA Tournaments, both of which came when Dutch big man and future NBA All-Star Rik Smits was on the roster. Outside of that, just two NIT berths and four total conference regular season titles make up the rest of the program’s historical success.
Athletic director Tim Murray told the Poughkeepsie Journal that they will be looking to hire “someone who will embrace Marist for what it is” and “someone that has a strong background and track record in recruiting.”