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Mark Byington’s New Challenge at Vanderbilt: Building a Top Mid-Major Contender from Scratch

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 26, 2024
Vanderbilt Welcomes Mark Byington: Former James Madison Coach Leads Dukes to Impressive 32-4 Record in 2023-24 Season

The NCAA Tournament was a momentous occasion for several college basketball programs, with many major coaching changes taking place on Monday. James Madison, who finished 32-4 and made an impressive run to the tournament, lost their coach Mark Byington just hours after their defeat. Byington had built the program into a formidable mid-major contender over the past four seasons, with an impressive record of 82-36 during his tenure.

Meanwhile, Stanford hired Kyle Smith and Washington signed Danny Sprinkle, further reshaping the college basketball landscape. With high-major coaching positions now limited, only Louisville, Oklahoma State and SMU remain open. The coaching changes have set the stage for new opportunities and challenges for the programs involved.

Byington’s quick hire by Vanderbilt means that he will be tasked with building a new program from scratch. He will need to use his experience and expertise to turn Vanderbilt into a top mid-major contender once again. With so much at stake, it will be interesting to see how Byington navigates this new challenge and what he can achieve in the coming years.

By Samantha Nguyen

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