Report: Beilein headed to Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI (Sports Network) – John Beilein is reportedly set to become
the new men’s basketball coach at Michigan University.
According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, Beilein reached a deal and
accepted an offer by the university late Monday to take over the basketball
The 54-year-old Beilein would become the 16th head coach in school history and
replace Tommy Amaker, who was fired on March 17 after a 22-13 season that
included a second-round loss in the NIT.
Amaker spent the past six years as head coach of the Wolverines and finished
his career at the school with a 109-83 overall record.
Beilein has spent the last five years as the head man at West Virginia and is
fresh off of capturing the NIT championship this past season. His best
campaign with the Mountaineers came in 2004-05, when the school went 24-11 and
advanced to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament. WVU also defeated eight
ranked teams that year.
Prior to coaching the Mountaineers, Beilein spent five seasons building up the
basketball program at Richmond.
In 29 seasons as a head coach that has included stints with LeMoyne and
Canisius, Beilein has compiled a winning record in 26 of those campaigns. His
overall record is 551-318.