Coaching

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson yells during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Johnson is retiring. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, because the school had not made an official announcement. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
November 28, 2018 - 2:56 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Johnson, the longest-serving Georgia Tech coach in a half-century and architect of a triple-option offense that was an anomaly among Power Five schools, announced his retirement Wednesday after 11 seasons with the Yellow Jackets. The 61-year-old Johnson revealed the surprising...
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North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora reacts during the second half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. North Carolina State won 34-28 in overtime. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
November 25, 2018 - 11:11 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Larry Fedora overcame years of NCAA trouble at North Carolina — from inherited scholarship reductions to an academic case that hovered over recruiting — to help the Tar Heels put up big offensive numbers and win an Atlantic Coast Conference division championship. But Fedora...
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Florida defensive lineman Jabari Zuniga (92) gets a hand on Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois (12) in the 1st half of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
November 24, 2018 - 2:56 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The quarterback who grew up just a few minutes down the road helped Florida halt a five-year losing streak to Florida State, and the Gators ensured the Seminoles will not go to a bowl. Feleipe Franks had three touchdown passes and No. 13 Florida used a punishing ground...
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Florida State forward Mfiondu Kabengele (25) is congratulated by guard PJ Savoy, second from right, and forward Raiquan Gray (1), as LSU guard Tremont Waters (3) walks away, after getting the 79-76 win in overtime of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Kabengele hit a game-winning three-pointer. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
November 23, 2018 - 6:38 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton flashed a big smile when talking about a game-winning 3-pointer by 6-foot-10 forward Mfiondu Kabengele. Kabengele hit the deep jumper with a half-second left in overtime, and No. 14 Florida State advanced to the AdvoCare...
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FILE – In this Nov. 14, 2005 file photo, clouds hang over the North Sentinel Island, in India's southeastern Andaman and Nicobar Islands. An American is believed to have been killed by an isolated Indian island tribe known to fire at outsiders with bows and arrows, Indian police said Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Police officer Vijay Singh said seven fishermen have been arrested for facilitating the American's visit to North Sentinel Island, where the killing apparently occurred. Visits to the island are heavily restricted by the government. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh, File)
November 21, 2018 - 3:57 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — John Allen Chau spent summers alone in a California cabin as a wilderness emergency responder, led backpacking expeditions in the Northwest's Cascade Mountains, almost lost his leg to a rattlesnake bite, and coached soccer for poor children in Iraq and South Africa. But kayaking to a...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2016, file photo, St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock takes the ice for practice in preparation of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, in Dallas. The Edmonton Oilers have fired coach Todd McLellan and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock with the team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division. McLellan was in his fourth season behind the Oilers' bench. The team missed the playoffs in two of his previous three seasons despite having superstar Connor McDavid on its roster. The Oilers were just 9-10-1 entering its game Tuesday night, Nov. 20, 2018, at San Jose. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
November 20, 2018 - 12:16 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers fired coach Todd McLellan on Tuesday and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock with hopes of reviving a team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division. McLellan was in his fourth season behind the Oilers' bench. The team missed the playoffs in two of...
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FILE - This 2017 file photo from the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Ian David Long. Authorities said the Marine combat veteran opened fire Wednesday evening, Nov. 7, 2018, at a country music bar in Southern California. If authorities have concluded why Long shot and killed 12 people at the bar, they aren't sharing, and his family isn't talking, either. (California Department of Motor Vehicles via AP, File)
November 20, 2018 - 10:13 am
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — At first, the outlines of the mass shooter's 28 years appeared unremarkable. Ian David Long enlisted in the Marines out of high school and married at 19. Within five years, he was honorably discharged, divorced and in college. As the picture sharpened, troubling details...
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FILE - This Sept. 17, 2016 file photo shows LSU head coach Les Miles watching from the sideline in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Baton Rouge, La. Miles is in negotiations with Kansas to take over the down-trodden Jayhawks, a person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press. Sports Illustrated was the first to report that Miles and Kansas athletic director Jeff Long were discussing a contract. It remains unclear when a deal will be complete. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
November 18, 2018 - 3:54 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles walked confidently to the podium and slipped on a familiar white hat. This one had "KU" embroidered across the front. The quirky and energetic coach who led LSU to the 2007 national title, after building a consistent winner at Oklahoma State, is back in the Big 12...
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Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre heads off the field after the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Boulder, Colo. Utah won 30-7. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 18, 2018 - 11:48 am
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado has fired coach Mike MacIntyre on Sunday with the Buffaloes on a six-game losing streak in his sixth season at the school, and two years after he won AP coach of the year. Athletic director Rick George said in a statement he informed MacIntyre that the coach would not...
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University System of Maryland chancellor Robert Caret, left, speaks alongside Board of Regents chair Linda Gooden at a House of Delegates appropriations committee hearing, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. The hearing was called to examine how the Board of Regents and the University of Maryland responded to the death of football player Jordan McNair. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 15, 2018 - 3:26 pm
University of Maryland President Wallace Loh said Thursday that he told the school's governing body that "all hell will break loose" if DJ Durkin was retained as head coach of its football team after a player's death, a warning that went unheeded. Loh told a panel of state lawmakers that members of...
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