Herrion leaves Pitt to take over Marshall

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Pitt associate head coach Tom Herrion accepted an offer to become the new head coach at Marshall. A news conference is scheduled for today at Marshall.

Herrion was an assistant under Pitt coach Jamie Dixon for three years and had been instrumental in recruiting some of the team's top players. Herrion was the lead recruiter on freshman center Dante Taylor, Pitt's first McDonald's All-American in more than two decades.

Herrion, 42, previously was a head coach at the College of Charleston from 2002-06 and had an 80-38 record. Before becoming the head coach at the College of Charleston, Herrion had been an assistant Virginia, Providence and Merrimack. He has been on the radar recently of many schools. He was a finalist for the head coaching position at Holy Cross in the summer.



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