Mountain East Conference: Calhoun heading off to Youngstown State
For a second straight week, the Mountain East Conference is bidding farewell to one of its top guns in the coaching ranks.
Jarod Calhoun, who just on Saturday guided Fairmont State into the NCAA Division II national championship game, is leaving the Friendly City to become head coach at Division I Youngstown State.
Calhoun, a former Bob Huggins assistant at both Cincinnati and WVU, just finished his fifth season as the leader of Fairmont's historic program.
This season's Falcon team finished as national runner-up to Northwest Missouri State. The loss ended the campaign at 34-3. The 34 wins set a single season record at FSU.
Calhoun was 124-38 over his five years.
Fairmont won the regular season crown of the Mountain East Conference and fell to West Liberty in the title game of the league's tournament.
After losing to the Hilltoppers, Fairmont hosted the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional and won three straight games to earn a spot in the D-II Elite Eight.
In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Fairmont won two games as the No. 1 seed before dropping the championship.
Last week, West Liberty head coach Jim Crutchfield announced he was leaving the Northern Panhandle school to become head coach of Nova Southeastern, a D-II program in Fort Lauderdale.