DePaul's director of athletics DeWayne Peevy recently introduced new men's basketball coach Tony Stubblefield to Chicago's media and fans. An Iowa native who grew up watching DePaul and the Bulls on TV, Stubblefield was an assistant for the past 12 seasons at Oregon under Dana Altman. Other than a brief stint as an interim coach, for New Mexico when Illinois icon Lou Henson was seriously ill, Stubblefield comes in with no experience as a head coach at 51 years old.
DePaul, which hasn't made the NCAA Tournament since 2004, is just looking for the right person, experienced or not, to lead the program back to its past glory. Midway Minute recently spoke with Stubblefield to see why he might be the right coach for the job.
Midway Minute: Why was the timing right for you to become a head coach right now?