There are certain coaching positions that seem synonymous with their current head coaches. In many ways, UMass is Greg Cannella, and vice versa.
But assistant coaches? Assistant coaches switch sides like arms dealers -- it’s the nature of the job. The work rate is high and the reward is more spiritual than financial in many cases.
Still, being an assistant coach at the Division 1 level is a full-time job unlike any other. Every school is different, every scenario is unique. Finding the perfect fit -- and knowing when to leave it -- is the name of the game. Being an assistant coach can also be a redemptive process.
Here are the biggest moves by coaches from the New England region in the past month.