Following the somewhat surprising retirement of head coach Jim Baron, the Canisius Golden Griffins were forced to immediately begin a coaching search that did not last very long. The Griffins have hired former University of Buffalo coach Reggie Witherspoon.

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The 55-year-old Witherspoon was formerly the head coach at Buffalo from December 1999 until after the 2012-13 season and was recently an assistant coach at Alabama and Chattanooga the past two seasons. Witherspoon owned a 197-225 record making four postseason appearances, but zero NCAA Tournament bids during his time at one of Canisius’ rival schools.

He does have a track record in Western New York, being a Buffalo native and previously coaching at Erie Community College, a few miles south of both the UB and Canisus campuses. While his track record does not guarantee success at Canisius, he does know the landscape and should be able to hit the ground running.

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