One of Tom Izzo’s former players is about to become a full-time Division I head coach.
Maurice Joseph is expected to accept the head coaching job at George Washington, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Joseph served as the Colonials’ interim head coach this season, leading them to a 19-14 record and an appearance in the College Basketball Invitational.
BREAKING: GW has offered its full-time head coaching spot to interim head coach Maurice Joseph and he is expected to accept, per sources.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 14, 2017
Joseph played for the Spartans for two seasons (2005-06 and 2006-07) before finishing his college career at Vermont. During his sophomore season at Michigan State, Joseph averaged 5.9 points per game on a team that went 23-12 and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Joseph began his coaching career at George Washington in 2011 under Mike Lonergan, his coach at Vermont. Lonergan was fired before the start of last season after reports that he verbally abused players.