This much we know for sure - William and Mary has hired its next women's basketball coach. The school has called a press conference for Tuesday morning to introduce the new leader.
Via Twitter, Bret McCormick of All Star Girls Report served up this nugget on who the new coach will be:
I have been told that Ed Swanson will be named Head Coach at William & Mary on Tuesday. Swanson has spent last 23 years at Sacred Heart.Later Sunday, the Connecticut Post also reported that Swanson is heading to Williamsburg, citing "multiple university administrative sources with knowledge of the situation."
— Bret McCormick (@ASGR1995) May 5, 2013
Swanson, 46, has amassed a 406-264 record at Sacred Heart, which is located in Fairfield, Conn and plays in the Northeast Conference (NEC). In 14 years in the NEC, Swanson's Pioneers never finished below third place in the regular season standings and captured three conference tournament titles, The most recent one came in 2012, capping a season in which Swanson bagged his fourth NEC Coach of the Year award. The Pioneers followed that up with a 22-11 record in 2012-13 and a spot in the WNIT.
If the Swanson's the guy, he will be tasked with stabilizing a program that posted single-digit victory totals in two of the last three seasons for former coach Debbie Taylor - and just 10 in the other campaign - and hasn't finished with a winning record since 2006-07. Swanson's seen worse, though - the team he inherited at Sacred Heart years ago was coming off a 4-21 season.