Top 10 Stunningly Short Coaching Stints

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10. Bobby Cremins (South Carolina)

Bobby Cremins became a coaching legend at Georgia Tech, turning around the program and achieving constant success throughout the late '80s. In 1990 Cremins was named the Naismith Coach of the Year as he led the Yellow Jackets to the Final Four.

As loved as he was at Georgia Tech, Cremins had attended the University of South Carolina, where he was a starting point guard and team captain. So it was not a huge shock when Cremins left Georgia Tech to take the head coaching job at South Carolina on March 24, 1993. But just three days after accepting the job, Cremins changed his mind and decided he wanted to remain at Georgia Tech. Cremins coached at Georgia Tech through the 1999-2000 season.

In 2006 Bobby Cremins came out of retirement to coach the College of Charleston. Oddly enough the only reason Cremins got the job is because Charleston’s first hire, Gregg Marshall, decided just after accepting the job that he wanted to remain at Winthrop.

“He pulled a Bobby Cremins,” said Cremins, making light of his own (in)decision years earlier.

Top 10 Surprisingly Short Coaching Stints



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