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Report: Pitt Assistant Tim O’Toole Candidate for Fordham Head Coach Job

Report: Pitt Assistant Tim O’Toole Candidate for Fordham Head Coach Job

Pitt assistant basketball coach Tim O’Toole is a candidate to be the next head coach at Fordham, according to a report by Adam Zagoria of the New York Times.

Zagoria reported earlier on Friday that Rams head coach Jeff Neubauer will not return after five seasons in the Bronx.

O’Toole has both head coaching experience and New York connections. O’Toole, 56, is a White Plains, New York native, played his college basketball at Fairfield, and was an assistant at Fordham, Army, Iona, Syracuse and Seton Hall and the head coach at Fairfield from the late 1980s to 2006.

Since then, O’Toole worked as an assistant at Stanford and was associate head coach at California before taking the same job of Jeff Capel’s initial staff at Pitt in 2018.

According to Zagoria, the other candidates for the Fordham job are Bryant head coach Jared Grasso, Colgate head coach Matt Langel, St. Benedict’s Prep head coach Mark Taylor, former St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin and Villanova assistant Kyle Neptune.

Pitt has not had an assistant coaching departure since Capel first put his staff together in 2018, with Milan Brown, Jason Capel and O’Toole remaining in place through his first two seasons in Pittsburgh.

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