TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

RMU coach Toole rumored to be candidate at Siena

College Football Videos

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 8:30 p.m.
 

Robert Morris men's basketball coach Andy Toole reportedly was set to interview for the vacancy at Siena.

“I can see why schools would be interested in Andy. He's an excellent coach,” said Dr. Craig Coleman, Robert Morris' athletic director. “I know how good he is, and if someone offers him a job, we'll make every effort to keep him.”

Coleman would not confirm a report in the Albany Times Union on Thursday that Toole was in Londonville, N.Y.

Toole, 32, did not return phone messages.

Toole, who replaced Mike Rice three years ago after Rice accepted the Rutgers job, has compiled a 68-36 record at Robert Morris.

The Colonials won the Northeast Conference regular-season title this season and made the NEC tournament finals twice under Toole, losing to Long Island in 2011 and '12.

An upset victory over Kentucky in the NIT this month helped elevate Toole's status.

Besides Toole, Loyola head coach Jimmy Patsos and VCU assistant coach Mike Rhoades are rumored to be candidates at Siena.

Paul Schofield is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at pschofield@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers to bring LB Harrison out of retirement
  2. Liriano, McCutchen help Pirates to 1-0 win over Braves
  3. Steelers defense must replace three injured starters
  4. Red Wings beat Penguins, 2-1, in preseason opener
  5. Steelers Lookahead: Struggling 0-3 Bucs come to town
  6. Man shot in Carrick critical, police say
  7. Penguins notebook: Crosby gets early work
  8. Harris: No joy for Brady’s bunch at Michigan
  9. Carlynton school officials say safety of student athletes important
  10. Obama’s federal judge pick for Georgia can’t win, Leahy says
  11. Steelers notebook: Running game kept Panthers guessing
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.