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Former Kentucky Assistant AD named as Syracuse athletic director




Yesterday Syracuse announced the hire of Mark Coyle as the new AD of the program. Coyle spent many years with the Cats before leaving his Assistant AD position in 2011 to become an AD at Boise State.

The position at Syracuse came open after Daryl Gross resigned two weeks after NCAA sanctions were placed on the school for various violations. The NCAA brought down the hammer on the school with an almost 100-page report detailing academic fraud, leading to the reduction of scholarships and vacating over 108 wins.

Coyle is an excellent hire as he dove into his position with Boise State after NCAA sanctioned the school for rules violations in five sports, including football. Boise’s probation period ended last September, three years after the hire. He has the experience the school needs to get back on track.

The question this hire brings up is if Kentucky and Syracuse will reignite the 1990’s history and start scheduling each other. Coyle pushed for a Boise-Kentucky series during his tenure at the school, but the idea never came to fruition.

I would much rather see the Cats play ‘Cuse.



Article written by Courtney Hessler

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3 Comments for Former Kentucky Assistant AD named as Syracuse athletic director

  1. GroundControlToNumber9
    7:50 pm June 23, 2015 Permalink

    The world most boring brand of basketball. Syracuse Orangemen.

    Final Score 54-51. No thanks.

  2. GroundControlToNumber9
    7:53 pm June 23, 2015 Permalink

    Wait until Boeheim is gone then we will reassess.

    Courtney, are you old enough to remember a UK Syracuse game?

    Hopefully you aren’t just taking a familiar name and saying it’s would be good. It never was good (maybe Pitino’s early years when subpar recruits were dismantling the zone) but other than that ugh.

  3. Dave Colyer
    8:53 pm June 23, 2015 Permalink

    UK did play Boise St in basketball recently so he must have had something to do with that!