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Vanderbilt Welcomes Mark Byington: Former James Madison Coach Leads Dukes to Impressive 32-4 Record in 2023-24 Season

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 26, 2024
Vanderbilt Welcomes Mark Byington: Former James Madison Coach Leads Dukes to Impressive 32-4 Record in 2023-24 Season

The coaching carousel was in full swing on Monday with several major changes. Kyle Smith was hired by Stanford, Danny Sprinkle by Washington, and Vanderbilt secured Mark Byington from James Madison. Byington’s quick hire came just hours after his team’s loss in the NCAA Tournament, where they finished 32-4 and made an impressive run.

James Madison started their tournament play with a win over Wisconsin, marking their first NCAA tournament victory in nearly 40 years. Byington built the program into a formidable mid-major contender over the past four seasons, with an impressive record of 82-36 during his tenure.

Vanderbilt’s decision to hire Byington means that high-major coaching positions are now limited, with only Louisville, Oklahoma State and SMU still open. The coaching changes have reshaped the college basketball landscape, setting the stage for new opportunities and challenges for the programs involved.

By Samantha Johnson

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