Coaching shake-up: Matt McCall relieves three UMass assistants of duties

  • UMass coach Matt McCall motions to his team as they play Nevada, Nov. 23 in Las Vegas. McCall relieved his three assistant coaches of their duties on Monday. AP

Staff Writer
Published: 3/18/2019 9:21:00 PM

AMHERST — Matt McCall has delivered the first major shake-up of the offseason to the UMass basketball program.

A source close to the program confirmed Monday that McCall, who just completed his second year with the Minutemen, has relieved his assistants – Rasheen Davis, Peter Gash and Cliff Warren – of their duties. The move was expected as McCall has hinted previously at a staff shake-up during the Minutemen’s 11-21 campaign.

All three assistants were part of McCall’s original staff in Amherst, but Gash spent most of his coaching career alongside McCall. The two worked together at Florida Atlantic from 2009-11 and then again in 2014-15 at Florida before Gash became one of McCall’s assistants at Chattanooga in 2015. Gash is the only person to have been on McCall’s bench for all four seasons McCall has been a head coach.

Davis and Warren were both coaching veterans who joined McCall’s staff in 2016. Davis had coached twice previously in the Atlantic 10 while Warren was the head coach for nine years at Jacksonville.


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