George Washington has fired head coach Maurice Joseph.
Joseph is out after three seasons, ESPN's Jeff Borzello reported on Friday, one day after the Colonials lost to George Mason in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
George Washington went 9-24 this season, tying their lowest win total in the last three decades, and won just 45 total games the last three seasons under Joseph, a former Colonials' assistant who was promoted to head coach after Mike Lonergan was fired in 2016.
With Joseph out, who might first-year athletics director Tanya Vogel target?
Last year, Atlantic 10 coaches ranked it as the ninth-best job in the conference, saying it's a great location for recruiting, but they have subpar facilities and not enough money for coaches' salaries.
If they find a little money, George Washington alum Joe Dooley must be an option. He was constantly considering other opportunities during his five-year run at Florida Gulf Coast and finally jumped to East Carolina. While he signed a five-year deal worth $400,000 per season, might he be interested in a return to D.C.?
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Virginia assistant Jason Williford, a former American player, could also be on a short list, as could Villanova assistant Kyle Neptune, former Georgetown head coach John Thompson III and former William & Mary head coach Tony Shaver. Also, LeVelle Moton has done a brilliant job at North Carolina Central and has spent a lot of time recruiting in the northeast and DMV, though he withdrew from consideration for the ECU job last year.
Other names to consider: Texas head coach Shaka Smart (if fired), Boston College head coach Jim Christian (if fired), VCU assistant J.D. Byers (though he'd be a prime candidate for Rams' head coach if Mike Rhoades leaves), Detroit Pistons assistant Sidney Lowe and Notre Dame assistant Ryan Ayers.