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Georgetown Head Coach Candidate: Randy Bennett

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NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Arizona vs Saint Mary's Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

A name that has surfaced on a random message board today that might be on the radar for the Georgetown coaching search is current St. Mary’s College of California coach Randy Bennett.

Bennett has been the coach of the Gaels for the last 15 years and has a 364-157 record, just under a 70% winning percentage. In the WCC along with longtime rival Gonzaga, the Gaels have made the NCAA Tournament under Bennett’s guidance six times, with its best finish being in the Sweet Sixteen in 2009-10. The Gaels were a 7 seed in this year’s Tournament and defeated VCU in the 1st round before falling to 2 seed Arizona.

Whether Georgetown would opt for a West Coast hire remains to be seen, but this cryptic tweet from the Los Angeles Hoyas Club has added fuel to a fire burning inside a fanbase grasping at straws for any inkling of information.

Bennett signed a 10-year contract with St. Mary’s in 2011. In 2013, the St. Mary’s program was hit with recruiting violations by the NCAA and Bennett was suspended 5 games, but it hasn’t prevented Bennett’s name from being in consideration for a number of West Coast jobs, from Stanford to Cal to UCLA if Alford would have left.

Desirability Rating: 5 out of 10.


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