A-10 continues tradition of sending coaches to bigger jobs

The Atlantic 10 Conference has sent two coaches to the power conferences this month, with Dayton’s Archie Miller headed to Indiana and VCU’s Will Wade on his way to LSU.

The conference has seen good success in its coaches moving on to bigger positions. Here’s a look at some of the current conference schools’ coaches who have made moves upward, since their schools have been in the league:

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DAYTON

Oliver Purnell: to Clemson in 2003 

Brian Gregory: to Georgia Tech in 2011 

Archie Miller: to Indiana in 2017 

GEORGE WASHINGTON 

Mike Jarvis: to St. John’s in 1998

MASSACHUSETTS 

John Calipari: to New Jersey Nets in 1996 

Travis Ford: to Oklahoma State in 2008 

RHODE ISLAND 

Tom Penders: to Texas in 1988 

Al Skinner: to Boston College in 1997 

Jim Harrick: to Georgia in 1999 

RICHMOND 

John Beilein: to West Virginia in 2002 

Jerry Wainwright: to DePaul in 2005 

ST. BONAVENTURE 

Jim O’Brien: to Boson College in 1986 

VCU 

Shaka Smart: to Texas in 2015 

Will Wade: to LSU in 2017

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