When he accepted his first head coaching job at Quinnipiac University, Baker Dunleavy didn’t take anyone with him from Villanova. Instead, he connected with another former Jay Wright deputy in Tom Pecora — who took over at Hofstra when Wright left and was last seen coaching the Fordham Rams — to serve as his top assistant.
That left Jay Wright with a single spot on his coaching staff to fill, and it seems that there won’t be any outside recruiting necessary. Wright confirmed today that he will promote from within, shifting current Director of Basketball Operations, George Halcovage to an assistant coach position, and moving Wildcat-alum Mike Nardi into Halcovage’s former role.
The move leaves open the video coordinator spot that Nardi will vacate. That slot has been a starting point for young coaching hopefuls at Villanova.