Tuesday, September 27th
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Former UVM men's basketball captain Maurice Joseph has been named the interim head coach of the George Washington men's basketball team, replacing the fired Mike Lonergan. Joseph had been an assistant coach on Lonergan's staff at GW for the past five seasons.
Lonergan was fired September 17th after an internal investigation found that he "engaged in conduct inconsistent with the university's values." Players made allegations about Lonergan's behavior and conduct, including allegations of verbal abuse, that prompted the investigation.
Joseph played two seasons at Vermont under Lonergan, after transferring from Michigan State, including his senior season in 2010 when the Cats won the America East title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the only time during Lonergan's six years as head coach of the UVM men's team.
That season, Joseph was the Cats second leading scorer at just under 14 points a game, hit 77 three pointers and ranked second in America East in free throw percentage.
Fellow George Washington assistant coach Hajj Turner, who was an assistant on Lonergan's staff at UVM as well, also reportedly interviewed for the job and is expected to stay on with Joseph, as will another former Hoopcat, Chirs Holm, who serves as the assistant director of basketball operations.
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