2006 Top Newsmakers: Area University Coaching Changes
Posted December 26, 2006 1:51 p.m. EST
Updated December 28, 2006 2:09 p.m. EST
Two months and at least four prospects later, N.C. State named Detroit Pistons assistant coach Sidney Lowe as Sendek's successor.
With three years remaining in his contract and five games left in the season, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill fired head football coach John Bunting in late October after a dismal 3-9 season.
Administrators quickly named former Cleveland Browns coach Butch Davis to replace Bunting.
And the Wolfpack sent head football coach Chuck Amato packing after ending the season with seven straight losses. Amato was 49-37 and led the Wolfpack to five bowl games in seven seasons, but he went 25-31 in the Atlantic Coast Conference and never finished higher than fourth.
N.C. State chose Boston College head Coach Tom O'Brien to replace Amato.