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Nick McDevitt leaves Asheville for Middle Tennessee

Nick McDevitt, who has spent the last 21 years playing or coaching at UNC Asheville, is headed to Middle Tennessee to be the Blue Raiders head coach.

McDevitt was 98-66 over five seasons as the Bulldogs’ head coach, with a 66-35 record over the last three. Asheville has been to three straight postseason tournaments, with berths in the 2016 NCAA, 2017 CIT and 2018 NIT.

Prior to be the Bulldogs head coach, McDevitt spent two years as associate head coach and ten years as an assistant under head coach Eddie Biedenbach. He also played guard for the Bulldogs under Biedenbach from 1997-2001.

Middle Tennessee will look to build off the recent success of previous head coach Kermit Davis, who was hired by Ole Miss earlier this week. The Blue Raiders have been to three NCAA Tournaments, two NITs and a CIT over the last seven seasons. Davis led the team to a school record 31 wins just a year ago.

The top three scorers from this year’s team are set to graduate, but McDevitt will inherit a program returning plenty of production and experience. The program has won the last two C-USA regular season titles.