Dayton ranked among most underrated coaching jobs in the country, according to poll

Gonzaga No. 1 in CBS Sports survey

What’s the most underrated coaching job in men’s college basketball?

According to a poll conducted by Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander, it's Gonzaga, which received 7 percent of the vote in a poll of more than 100 coaches. However, the job held by third-year Dayton Flyers head coach Anthony Grant ranked second, receiving 6 percent of the vote.

Dayton's attendance was the biggest reasons coaches like the job. UD ranked 22nd in the nation last season and has ranked in the top 30 22 years in a row.

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Here’s what coaches had to say about Dayton. They were anonymously quoted in the article:

• “They probably have the best fan support outside of the power conferences as they are routinely in the top 25 in attendance. Their fans are as knowledgeable and passionate without being overly fanatical, at least from the outside looking in. There is tons of tradition and Ohio is very talent-rich, so there is a local recruiting base. Although they aren't beating out Ohio State for kids, they can now have a chance to compete with Xavier, and Cincinnati, as both of those programs go through their recent coaching transitions."

• "If you can get Dayton, I'd rather be at Dayton than a mid-level job in the ACC."

• "It is not a power-conference job, but has everything a power-conference job has in terms of facilities and infrastructure."


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