Tuesday, July 30, 2013

North Dakota Hires Former Tennessee Assistant

North Dakota made some coaching news this week when they hired former Tennessee assistant coach Jason Shay, per Gary Parrish of CBS Sports.

Shay was part of Bruce Pearl's staff that was fired in March 2011 in the middle of an NCAA investigation rooted in a cookout Pearl held at his home in violation of NCAA bylaws. Shay spent the past two seasons at Northwest Florida State with fellow former Tennessee assistant Steve Forbes, who was hired earlier this month at Wichita State. That makes Shay the second person from Pearl's staff to return to Division I.
While Shay and the rest of the staff had a tough demise, they certainly did a lot of good things with the Volunteers. Adding him to the staff should be a good move for Brian Jones.

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