There’s officially a new era of Carolina Basketball beginning as Hubert Davis was announced as the 19th head coach in program history yesterday afternoon. This comes after Roy Williams, who has led the program for the last 18 seasons retired last Thursday. Davis beat out former Tar Heel and current UNC-Greensboro head coach Wes Miller for the job, and in less than one day is already making swift changes to the program.
With Hubert Davis being a first time head coach, it’s important he surrounds himself with a high caliber staff. To maximize the greatest potential of his staff Kendall Marshall, who’s role has grown in the last couple of seasons, will not be returning to the staff as he made clear with an Instagram story that he posted on Monday night. As reported earlier today by 247Sports via Inside Carolina, Marshall, who rejoined the program back in 2018, was the Assistant Director of Operations, but won’t be back with the Tar Heels moving forward, despite many followers of the program thinking that he was staring down a bigger role this upcoming season with Davis' elevation to the lead chair on the bench.
Furthermore, Sean May continues to ascend the ladder in the coaching business, as he’s being elevated to a bench position for next season. May had served as Director of Operations for the last six seasons. May’s knowledge of post play has been invaluable for the Tar Heels bigs the last couple of seasons. Now he’ll move to a role on the bench, while possible being the lead recruiter for Hubert Davis.
As many of the major reporters around the team said on Tuesday, this may not be the final changes to the staff outside of the hires to replace the two spots that are currently vacant at the moment. As of right now, the official statuses of Steve Robinson and Brad Fredrick have yet to be determined.
Make sure to stay tuned to the Heel Tough Blog, as we’ll have you covered as we usher in a new era of Carolina Basketball in Chapel Hill.