Alaska-Anchorage announced four finalists for their vacant head coaching position today.
The finalists are:
Chris Brown- Current head coach at D-3 Augsburg(MN), and was an assistant coach at Alaska-Anchorage from 1997-2000
Mike Corbett-Current assistant coach at Air Force.
Gary Heenan- Current head coach at D-3 Utica College(NY)
Damon Whitten- Current assistant coach at Michigan Tech, and was an assistant coach at Alaska-Anchorage from 2006-2008.
It's tough to peg a front-runner. It might be Brown, who is the only name on the list to have both head coaching experience and a prior connection to the university, both of which would seem to be pluses. Corbett and Whitten both seem to be up-and-coming coaches, while Heenan has been a head coach for a long time at the D-3 level. At the very least, any of the four are infinitely better than the return of John Hill, which was a rumor floated out last week.