Coaching

Green Bay Packers' Head Coach Mike McCarthy watches a replay on the scoreboard during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
December 02, 2018 - 4:38 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have fired coach Mike McCarthy and made offensive coordinator Joe Philbin the interim head coach. The move announced by team president Mark Murphy came after a stunning 20-17 loss on Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals, dropping Green Bay to 4-7-1. Murphy,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, center, links arms with players as they march on the field before the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against Miami in Charlotte, N.C. The second-ranked Tigers will face Pittsburgh for the ACC title on Saturday night. Swinney says the ACC title game experience will help the Tigers. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)
November 30, 2018 - 10:57 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — George Aston has felt the slights throughout his career. That's why he's not surprised so few give Pittsburgh any chance to topple No. 2 Clemson in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game Saturday night. "We know nobody really respects us or gives us any credit even...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks head coach Brian Agler protests a call during play against the Connecticut Sun in the first half of a WNBA basketball game, in Uncasville, Conn. Agler, who led the Sparks to the WNBA championship in 2016, has resigned as coach after four years. The team made the announcement early Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, without explanation.(Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
November 30, 2018 - 9:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Agler, who led the Los Angeles Sparks to the WNBA championship in 2016, has resigned as coach after four years. The team made the announcement Friday without explanation. Executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler thanked Agler for his contributions and wished...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, Utah State coach Matt Wells gestures to officials during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Hawaii in Honolulu. Texas Tech has hired Wells as its new football coach after he was part of an impressive turnaround at Utah State, his alma mater. The hiring was announced by Texas Tech on Thursday night, Nov. 29. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner, File)
November 29, 2018 - 6:54 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech hired Matt Wells as its new football coach Thursday night after he was part of an impressive turnaround at Utah State, his alma mater. Wells had a 44-34 record in six seasons as coach of the Aggies, who are 10-2 this year and headed to their fifth bowl in that span...
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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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