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Fran McCaffery elevates Iowa staffer to assistant coach

Fran McCaffery is promoting from within to fill a spot on his Iowa basketball coaching staff. Iowa announced Monday that Courtney Eldridge has been elevated to assistant coach. “I am thankful to Coach McCaffery and Gary Barta for this opportunity,” Eldridge said via a school release. “I have been in...
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Iowa Hawkeyes Fran McCaffery makes changes to coaching staff

The Iowa Hawkeyes men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery has made a change to his coaching staff. After losing one of his top assistant coaches, Billy Taylor, who left to become the head coach at Elon, McCaffrey has promoted Courtney Elridge from within the program. According to John Rothstein, the Hawkeyes’ head coach announced the move on Monday afternoon.
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Fran McCaffery gets blasted on Twitter as Iowa upset again

The Iowa Hawkeyes entered the NCAA Tournament riding high. They had just beaten Purdue to win the Big Ten Tournament on Sunday before the selection show. This year was supposed to be different for Fran McCaffery and the Hawkeyes. However, Iowa once again disappointed fans and the people who picked them to advance in their brackets Thursday.

Fran McCaffery reflects on Iowa's early NCAA Tournament exit with upset loss to Richmond

Iowa’s trip to the NCAA Tournament was a brief one, going one-and-done with Thursday’s Round of 64 loss to 12-seed Richmond. The loss was a bitter one, especially considering the dramatic performance in Indianapolis last weekend. The Hawkeyes rolled to a B1G Tournament title with a number of record-breaking performances, including Keegan Murray smashing the record for points in a single tournament.

NCAA Tournament 2022: Fran McCaffery thinking positively after Iowa's loss to Richmond, lauds Jordan Bohannon

Iowa suffered the first big upset of the 2022 NCAA Tournament Thursday afternoon, falling 67-63 to Richmond. The fifth-seeded Hawkeyes were coming off a Big Ten Tournament title and had played their best basketball lately, but the 12th-seeded Spiders played tough defense and got Iowa out of its rhythm. Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery could not come up with an answer, and Richmond held on despite a late push by the Hawkeyes.

Iowa's coach knows UR. Fran McCaffery was finalist for Spiders job in 2002.

Chris Mooney, an Ivy League graduate from Philadelphia, is the University of Richmond’s coach. Fran McCaffery, an Ivy League graduate from Philadelphia, almost was the UR coach. Mooney’s Spiders (23-12) face McCaffery’s Iowa Hawkeyes (26-9) Thursday in the first round of the NCAA tournament, in Buffalo. Jim Miller, the...
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Fran McCaffery, Iowa at a Crossroads After Another Early NCAA Tourney Exit

Iowa has traveled this route too many times. This feeling of disappointment, one all too familiar for Fran McCaffery, has stopped the Hawkeyes at a crossroads. In the opening round of the 2022 men's NCAA tournament, 12th-seeded Richmond upset No. 5 Iowa 67-63. While the outcome certainly stings the memory of a 26-win campaign, it was mostly a terribly timed poor showing—the worst of the season, by their own admission—with a semi-controversial finish.

Fran McCaffery, returning to the NCAA Tournament with Iowa, was nicknamed ‘White Magic’ in his Sonny Hill League days

Fran McCaffery admits he never was a great shooter on the basketball court. It all started across the street from his West Oak Lane home at Pennypacker School, where the schoolyard had two somewhat bent rims and no nets. As he explained, if you swished a jump shot, chances are the basketball would roll to the other end of the yard.

The Big 10 Coach of The Year Should Be Fran McCaffery

How many Iowa basketball fans would have believed that this ending was possible? If you were told last fall that this version of the Iowa men's basketball team would win the Big 10 Conference Tournament title, you would have been laughed out of the state. But great teams get better as the season progresses, and that doesn't happen without great coaching. The Big 10 Coach of the Year award went to Wisconsin's Greg Gard. It belongs in Iowa City with Fran McCaffery.