Three Finalists Named in Search for Men's Basketball Head Coach; Open Interviews Begin Tomorrow

Three finalists for the position of men’s basketball head coach have been named and will begin the open interview process Wednesday, April 11.

All members of the St. Thomas community are invited to attend the open interviews, which will be held April 11, 12 and 13. Each session will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in the Tommie Room on the first floor of the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex.

The candidates, in order of their interviews, are:

  • April 11: Paul Kelly, Samford University, Birmingham, Ala.
  • April 12: Dr. John Tauer, University of St. Thomas
  • April 13: Terry Smith, Finlandia University, Hancock, Mich.

The candidates' résumés will be available at each session. Reactions to the candidates are welcome; comments may be directed to Steve Fritz, director of athletics, at