While Florida Gulf Coach University head coach Andy Enfield making plans to interview at Old Dominion is a story stealing headlines today – especially considering given the current brightness of his star, you'd have to think he'd be in the mix at Southern California and/or Minnesota as well – an understated all intents and purposes foot note of the same reports making the rounds is that Ohio State assistant head coach Dave Dickerson is in consideration for the Old Dominion job.
Other names believed to be front runners along with Enfield (whom the report states interviewed prior to the NCAA Tournament with the club via Skype) include former Georgia/Western Kentucky head coach Dennis Felton and Steve Robinson, an assistant for Roy Williams at North Carolina. Joining Dickerson as in consideration is Final Four team Louisville assistant Kevin Keatts. It's believed former Atlanta Hawks assistant (and ODU player) Kenny Gattison is also interested in the gig, but isn't a serious candidate for the position.
This is the first time in recent memory that Dickerson has been tied to an opening, particularly one this relatively high profile. The Monarchs are moving from the CAA to Conference USA for the 2013-2014 academic year and will also be making the transition from FCS football to FBS for the 2014 season. Dickerson, prior to Ohio State, was the head coach at Tulane for five years. He was 68-84 in five seasons (31-47 in CUSA), though he'd inherited a program that had put together just one winning season in the five prior to his arrival. It'll be interesting to see if he ultimately lands the gig a la former Ohio State assistants John Groce (now at Illinois late of Ohio) or Alan Major (Charlotte).