In case you hadn’t seen, former Rams’ Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Capel has accepted a position on Coach K’s (don’t feel like spell-checking his whole name) staff at Duke. Capel was a four-year starter for the Blue Devils as a player. Capel was named VCU’s Head Coach in 2002 when he was just 27 years old and helped launch a new era of prominence for the program. He took the Rams to the NCAA Tournament in 2004 before leaving to take the Oklahoma job in 2006.
This is a good move for Capel if he wants to land another head coaching position soon. Basically, Duke is set up to be a national championship contender again next year. When schools achieve success, it’s natural for other schools to look to those staffs to try to capture lightning in a bottle. I have a feeling Capel will be a head coach again within two years. Just my opinion.