Patrick Beilein, Gerry McNamara in mix for Siena job
A couple of familiar names are in contention to become the next head coach of Siena’s men’s basketball team.
Siena announced on Friday that Jimmy Patsos has resigned as the program’s head coach after five seasons on the job. His resignation comes after Patsos was under investigation for allegedly verbally abusing the team’s manager.
With Patsos out, Siena is looking for a replacement, and ESPN’s Jeff Goodman says Patrick Beilein is the frontrunner for the job. Beilein is the son of Michigan coach John Beilein and starred for his father at West Virginia as a player. He has been coaching at Le Moyne College and was named the conference’s coach of the year in consecutive seasons.
Goodman also reports that former Syracuse guard Gerry McNamara is in contention for the job as well. McNamara has been on Syracuse’s coaching staff since 2009.
Siena is located in Loudonville, NY and plays in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Getting the job would represent a step up for Beilein, who is currently coaching in Division II, and for McNamara, would get a head coaching opportunity.