Who did Herb Sendek assemble as a coaching staff in his first season at Santa Clara:
* Barret Peery, Associate Head Coach
A longtime head coach at Indiana Hill JC, a national power, he also was with Sendek for one season at Arizona State.
* Julius Hodge, Assistant Coach
He played for Sendek at North Carolina State.
* Jason Ludwig, Assistant Coach
He was the driector of basketball operations for Sendek at Arizona State and is very well connected in Southern California.
Sendek looks strong in loyalty with these hires.
Who did Damon Stoudamire bring in as members of his first coaching staff at Pacific?
* Leonard Perry, Associate Head Coach
Perry has worked at Colorado State, Iowa State, Utah State and Idaho -- not seeing earlier connections to Stoudamire.
* Luke Wicks, Assistant Coach
Coming from a JC in Wyoming and then six years at USF, Wicks also doesn't appear to have a previous Stoudamire bond.
* JayDee Luster, Assistant Coach
Luster was a graduate assistant when Stoudamire was assisting at Arizona.
Only one prior connection is apparent via Luster but Perry provides experience as a head coach and Wicks features West Coast connections, theoretically hence their hires.
Kyle Smith hired three new assistants when he took over at USF a year ago:
* Derrick Phelps, Associate Coach
He was with Smith for two seasons at Columbia before following him out to the West Coast.
* Todd Golden, Associate Coach
Golden assisted at Auburn the last two season but was on Smith's staff at Columbia prior to that and played at St. Mary's when Smith coached there.
* Kevin Hovde, Assistant Coach
He also assisted at Columbia before making the move out west with Smith.
Major loyalty on display here.
Dave Wojcik took over at San Jose State University in 2013 and built his coaching staff with Chris Brazelton, Jack Kennedy and Omar Lowery. Brazelton worked previously at Drake and UC Riverside, Kennedy at USF and Lowery at
Cal Poly and Texas State.
None appear to have worked with or around Wojcik in earlier days.