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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Two more Centenary candidates emerge

In addition to LSU-Shreveport's Chad McDowell, a couple of other names have surfaced as potential candidates for Centenary's vacant men's baskeball coaching position.

Northwood High School coach Larry Bagley, who was Tommy Canterbury's second assistant during a time when the Gents went 36-49, apparently has his name in the hopper, as does Northwestern State assistant coach Mark Slessinger. An Indiana native, Slessinger has been on coach Mike McConathy's staff for nine seasons.

Also in the running are coaches at Tarleton State and Texas A&M Commerce, both schools where Centenary Athletic Director Tom Tallach served in the athletic administration.

Other names will undoubtedly surface in the search. Coach Rob Flaska came out of the blue as an Arkansas assistant coach three years ago when he took the job.

Whomever gets the Centenary job, will have a bevy of talent to build around. Leading scorers Ty Hamilton and Nick Stallings return, along with contributing freshmen Justin Glenn, Anthony Gatlin and Tim Price. Steady point guard Chase Adams will be back for two more seasons.


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