Duquesne assistant men's basketball coach Bill Barton plans to leave for an assistant coaching job at Marshall, sources close to the situation confirmed this afternoon. The hiring process at Marshall should be completed by the end of the week.
Barton will head to Marshall to take an assistant job under longtime friend and former Pitt assistant Tom Herrion, who was named Marshall's coach on Apr. 10.
Barton, who came to Duquesne in the summer of 2007 as one of the most successful prep school coaches in the nation, just finished his his third season at Duquesne and second as associate head coach on coach Ron Everhart's staff.
He has strong recruiting ties in New England, particularly in the prep school circuit.
Barton arrived at Duquesne after serving as head coach at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass., where he led the basketball program to back-to-back Prep School National Championships in 2005-06 and '06-07.
He posted a 255-66 record in winning nearly 80 percent of his games against the top prep programs in the nation while at Notre Dame Prep.
Colin Dunlap: cdunlap@post-gazette or 412-263-1459.